On Thursday, September 21st, the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP) will be receiving pets from the US Virgin Islands from shelters devastated by hurricane Irma. 20-30 dogs and cats will be arriving at the ARLGP Thursday morning.
On Friday, September 22nd, the ARLGP will also welcome a transport from Mississippi rescue partner Animal Rescue Front (ARF), who has been working closely with Texas shelters during the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. We will welcome 20+ dogs and cats from ARF to allow them to create more space for Harvey-impacted pets.
We are also continuing to monitor our Puerto Rico rescue partner, All Sato Rescue (ASR), who are currently battling their second major hurricane, Maria. ASR has been working tirelessly to help stray and abandoned pets find shelter ahead of the storm’s impact. As soon as travel can resume from ASR to ARLGP, we will continue to be a safety net for satos in need.
WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP
Adopt a pet. Adoption this week allows us to help animals displaced in these hurricane-impacted areas. If you have been considering the addition of a new four-legged family member, now is the time to come adopt. The adoption of our currently available animals helps create space for us to welcome new animals to our facility. If it’s not the right time for you, check back in as new animals become available for adoption. Learn about adopting now >
We need additional foster families. Many of the animals arriving from our rescue partners can be placed into loving foster homes while they receive necessary treatment and care to be available for adoption. Our most-needed foster homes are for puppies, adult dogs, and adult cats on a short-term basis (1-2 weeks). Learn more about fostering now >
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