Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:12

Group in Portland area looking for homes for hurricane rescued dogs Featured

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Group in Portland area looking for homes for hurricane rescued dogs

WESTBROOK (WGME) - The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland has an ongoing effort to save dogs from the Caribbean after it was hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The Refuge League is looking for foster families who will welcome these animals into their homes for two weeks while they await adoption.

 

You can also go a step further and make one of these animals a new addition to your family.

 

This week a donor from down south chartered a plane to get dogs off of the virgin islands where all of the shelters have been wiped out. They then got those animals into a van heading to Maine, where they'll arrive Thursday morning.

 

Jeana Roth, Animal Refuge of Greater Portland, said "We supply everything that's needed for the foster family from food to puppy pads to linens to beds we give you everything you need to care for that animal in your home. Fostering is a lot of fun very rewarding kind of a fun house guest for a short period of time so it's a win win for both."

 

More animals will arrive Friday.

 

They also expect another group coming from Puerto Rico in a week's time.

 

If you want to learn more about how you can help out, call the the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook at 854-9771