For many victims of natural disasters, such as Hurricane Maria, the thought of leaving their pets behind is one of the toughest decisions. While many are reunited with their pets after the worst is over, hundreds of people will unfortunately never see their pets again. Thankfully, for one family, their dog Daya was not only found safe after the destructive hurricane, but she was also returned to her family!

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center and Puerto Rico Animals Unite organized this very special delivery all the way to Massachusetts, where the family had relocated after the hurricane. After months of being apart, Daya and her family were finally brought together again, at Second Chance Animal Services, in what can only be described as one of the most heartwarming reunions to date. Daya is one happy puppy and you can clearly see the love between this sweet family.


When news of a potential natural disaster is reported, it is of the utmost importance to prepare not just human family members but the furry, scaly, or feathered ones also. For every 1,000 people affected by a disaster, 1,500 pets will also be affected. By planning ahead you can avoid the heartbreaking situation many families experience of having to leave pets behind.

To learn more about preparing your pets for a natural disaster, click here.