West Virginia's devastating floods took the lives of 23 people and destroyed more than 1,200 homes in June. Along with the human toll, the impact of the floods left large numbers of displaced animals in shelters across the state and the Pennsylvania SPCA have stepped up to help.
The PSPCA has teamed up with the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association to save seven mixed breed dogs from the area affected by the flooding. The dogs were transported to the PSPCA's Erie Avenue Headquarters on July 9 where they will be housed in quarantine for two weeks before being available for adoption.
"The Pennsylvania SPCA has always been dedicated to using all of our resources in order to save the lives of animals in need," said Julie Kim, PSPCA Interim CEO. "With both people and animals in West Virginia struggling to survive and reclaim normalcy after a terrible natural disaster, anything we can do to relieve that burden, we will do."
After the isolation period, to ensure the animals's health and wellness checks are in order, the dogs will be available for adoption.