Caribbean dogs and cats displaced from hurricanes flown to Fort Pierce

Caribbean dogs and cats displaced from hurricanes flown to Fort Pierce

Kelly Koch, a volunteer from Vero Beach, comforts four mixed breed puppies as about 200 dogs and cats displaced from hurricanes Irma and Maria were delivered from the Caribbean islands St. John, St. Thomas, Tortola and Puerto Rico on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 to the Treasure Coast International Airport in Fort Pierce. Big Dog Ranch Rescue, based in Palm Beach County, facilitated the trip, their eleventh since the storms. “We’re just doing everything we can to get them to safety,” said ranch president Lauree Simmons. ÒThey were literally living on streets,Ó Simmons said. About 100 animals were distributed to Florida organizations Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando and Ravenwood Farm Foundation and Sanctuary near Jacksonville, while the rest were sent to other rescues across the country. To adopt an animal, contact the rescue organizations directly.

Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/picture-gallery/news/local/florida/2018/01/10/caribbean-dogs-and-cats-displaced-from-hurricanes-flown-to-fort-pierce/109344628/

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