Two animal shelters in Delaware are making room for dogs from Texas, where shelters are burdened with an increased intake of dogs after Hurricane Harvey.
Faithful Friends Animal Society (FFAS) and Delaware Humane Association (DHA) welcomed 15 dogs from a Dallas-area shelter this morning. Volunteers from Faithful Friends left Wilmington yesterday morning and picked up the mostly large dogs in Knoxville, Tenn. Folks from Rockwall Pets drove the dogs from Dallas to the meeting point.
Faithful Friends Executive Director Jane Pierantozzi said six of the dogs will stay at FFAS, five will go to DHA and the remaining 4 were picked up by Renee’s Rescues. All of the dogs will receive the required medical checks and are expected to be ready for adoption within the next week.
The dogs that arrived today were already in the shelter prior to Hurricane Harvey, freeing up much-needed space for all of the displaced pets coming in from flooded areas.
FFAS and DHA have worked together for the past three weeks, since Harvey hit. In addition to today’s delivery, both FFAS and DHA have also accepted small dogs and puppies from Texas.
Faithful Friends is hosting an adoption special through Saturday with discounted adoption fees. The shelter is located at 12 Germay Drive in Wilmington.