BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Dogs displaced by Hurricane Michael are now in Minneapolis after a stop in Alabama. There was a truck carrying 88 dogs from shelters in Florida here in Alabama for a stop before arriving in Minnesota Tuesday. The pets were originally in Florida until the shelters there needed to evacuate for Hurricane Michael.
Minnesota has one of the highest rates of adoption when it comes to dogs and cats which aided in the decision for rescuers to send the displaced canines there.
Danielle Cunane of the Animal Humane Society said, “These guys were already looking for new homes so in order to help them best, we figured we’d take these guys that are ready so we can help the communities there.”
More than 120 dogs are waiting to be adopted at four shelters in the Twin Cities.