When Hurricane Maria targeted the island of St. Croix last September, many dogs were left homeless. Nebraska Humane Society spokesperson Pam Wiese says Nebraskans headed there to help. They sent two staff members last month to help in the hurricane emergency response shelter.
The ASPCA is winding down their operations in St. Croix and are in the process of relocating the homeless animals to improve their chances of finding homes.
Wiese says, “They are being dispersed to various shelters across the country who said they have room. The Nebraska Humane Society is one of them. I think we will be getting fifteen dogs in from St. Croix.”
The dogs were flown to Florida last Friday. They were then transported to shelters in Florida, Texas, Kansas City and Omaha. Wiese says when the dogs arrived they were tucked into kennels and started to process to assess their needs before placing them up for adoption. Many could be ready for new homes right after the New Year.