Over a month has passed since Hurricane Maria first hit, but Puerto Rico is still majorly devastated. As the Daily Beast explained last week, a federal embargo barred families fleeing San Juan from bringing their dogs with them, meaning many (an estimated 2,000) pups were left behind to become strays.
Luckily, there are organizations working to find families to adopt these doggos. As explained by People, charitable organizations including The Sato Project and the John and Wendy Neu Family Foundation are making awesome efforts to connect the dogs with new families in New York.
The John and Wendy Neu Family Foundation recently sent planes to Puerto Rico filled with donated supplies, and then volunteers from PR-based nonprofit The Sato Project helped 53 dogs board the plane. The plane was then flown back to New York, and animal shelters Animal Haven and Tails of Courage took in the dogs.
Starting tomorrow, October 24, the dogs will be available for adoption, with an adoption event being held at Animal Haven from 1-6 p.m. If you're not ready to commit to a dog of your own, the shelter is welcoming donations of linens and towels. Check out Animal Haven's website here and try to resist accidentally adopting multiple pups.