Seven dogs from overcrowded shelters in West Virginia are being brought to Philadelphia to find new homes through a partnership with the PSPCA.
The seven dogs were left homeless after intense flooding in West Virginia last month. The storm claimed the lives of two dozen people and damaged some 1,200 homes. But it also left behind many lost animals wandering without an owner or a home.
“In addition to the human toll, the storm’s aftermath has had a disastrous impact on the lives of animals, leaving overwhelming numbers displaced in animal shelters throughout the state,” the PSPCA said Monday in an announcement of the partnership.
The American Humane Association has called upon animal rights groups around the country to step up and help animals displaced by the storm find new homes.
These dogs arrived at the PSPCA on July 9.
“When we have the opportunity to make an impact on an area in great distress, we take action,” said Julie Klim, PSPCA Interim CEO, in a statement. “With both people and animals in West Virginia struggling to survive and reclaim normalcy after a terrible natural disaster, anything we can to do relieve that burden, we will do.”
The dogs coming to Philly are from the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association, which is located in Kanawha County, one of the state’s most populous counties and one of those hardest hit by the storm.
These dogs will be held in quarantine for 14 days before being brought into the PSPCA’s main shelter on Erie Avenue.
For information about adopting any of these dogs, please visit pspca.org or call 215-463-2320.