The ASPCA on Monday relocated 41 shelter dogs that were displaced when Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast of Texas more than a week ago.
Half of the pups were dropped off at the ASPCA Adoption Center on the Upper East Side, while the rest traveled on to the Connecticut Human Society in Newington.
The dogs were originally evacuated from Corpus Christi before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas on Aug. 25.
“These dogs have experienced a long journey from Houston to the Big Apple,” Jorge Ortega, senior director of the ASPCA Adoption, said. “We want to make sure we give these dogs some time to settle in, but I’m confident that they will quickly find homes once they’re ready to be adopted.”
The previous record of 48 inches also occurred in Texas when tropical cyclone Amelia struck Medina in 1978.
Recovery from the storm could cost as much as $180 billion, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said.
For more info on the dogs, visit ASPCA.org.