Potter League taking in dogs displaced by Hurricane Michael

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MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — Ten dogs displaced by Hurricane Michael have now found shelter at the Potter League for Animals in Middletown.

The animals arrived Tuesday afternoon from Birmingham, Alabama.

The dogs were already in animal shelters before the hurricane arrived and were moved out to make room for animals taken out of hurricane-ravaged areas that were displaced or separated from their families.

After a stay at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey, and arriving at T.F. Green Tuesday, the dogs must be held in isolation for five days according to state law and will be ready to be adopted in about a week.

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It’s the latest incident of the shelter opening its doors to animals following national disasters. Last month, the shelter took in animals affected by Hurricane Florence. It has also welcomed dogs transported out of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, and from Texas during Hurricane Harvey.

“The Potter League has become known as a place that will step up to help when disasters strike across the country and we are all proud of our contribution,” said Brad Shear, the League’s executive director in a news release.

The League’s facility is currently hosting many dogs and cats available for adoption. The transport of the dogs was made possible by Wings of Rescue and GreaterGood.

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