An animal shelter in Pennsylvania is helping evacuate 100 pets affected by recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Brandywine Valley SPCA will get 30 dogs from animal shelters in Puerto Rico that have been damaged or lack necessities.
Animal groups Wings of Rescue, GreaterGood.org and The Sato Project coordinated the evacuation from Puerto Rico to the United States . Dogs will be available for adoption at all Brandywine Valley SPCA locations starting January 21.
According to a Facebook post by the organization, all animals have been vetted and have health certificates. Without help, these animals would have likely been euthanized due to lack of food and water.
Brandywine SPCA placed 12,911 animals last year and also provided spay, neuter and veterinary care to over 10,000 animals. You can support the shelter by clicking on their Facebook link to donate to the animals in need. The earthquakes in Puerto Rico include a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, the largest ever recorded on the island.
Always remember to #AdoptDontShop and read more about tips for pet adoption, what to consider when thinking about adopting a pet, and how to help dogs and cats in shelters.
Check out more One Green Planet articles on helping pets in natural disasters, including:
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- How Organizations Are Encouraging Pet Adoption After Hurricanes
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