Dogs from storm-battered Florida have been airlifted to Delaware to make room for pets separated from their families during Hurricane Irma.
The News Journal reports 18 dogs were taken to Delaware on Monday's flight, which had more than 100 and made deliveries to other locations.
Linda Torelli with the Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says many of the animals were in shelters before the storm. She says moving the dogs to states such as Delaware gives pets rescued during the hurricane more time to be reunited with their families. The dogs are from Florida counties where rescued animals during and after Hurricane Irma have exceeded the capacity at local shelters.
Breaking news and the stories that matter to your neighborhood.
The dogs will be medically assessed and made available for adoption at the Brandywine SPCA.