Photo courtesy of the Animal Humane Society
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (KMSP) - Eighty-eight dogs who were displaced by Hurricane Michael arrived in Minnesota Tuesday in hopes of finding their forever homes.
The Animal Humane Society traveled to Dothan, Alabama to get the dogs from Save-A-Pet, a shelter they partner with that had been damaged by wind and rain. The dogs were already candidates for adoption.
The dogs will be likely be available for adoption by this weekend, pending medical and behavioral exams, according to Mary Tan, a spokesperson for AHS. The dogs will be spread across AHS's four shelters in Golden Valley, Coon Rapids, St. Paul and Woodbury.
Even without the addition of the 88 dogs from Alabama, the Animal Humane Society is already full of dogs looking for new homes. There are 121 dogs currently up for adoption and 300 others waiting to become become available, Tan said.
October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. The Animal Humane Society is encouraging anyone looking for a furry friend to consider adopting from one of their shelters.