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Ike Leaves Orphans

Hurricane Ike has left more than just physical devastation in its wake. There are 120 dogs who were abandoned being transported to Minnesota to be...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Oct 1st 2008


Hurricane Ike has left more than just physical devastation in its wake.

There are 120 dogs who were abandoned being transported to Minnesota to be put up for adoption.

The process starts this morning, when a team from the Animal Humane Society (AHS) of Golden Valley, with the help of Northwest Airlines, brings back 59 dogs from Texas that were lost, abandoned or surrendered after the hurricane.

I just can’t understand how anyone could take shelter and leave their dog behind. I realize that some of the dogs probably got lost in all the confusion, but I would go to the ends of the earth to get my dogs back.

Once in Minnesota, the dogs “will rest and recover at AHS’ five facilities,” the society said in a statement Tuesday. “Some may require additional medical treatments and be in AHS’ care because of the extraordinary circumstances they have been through.”

I hope that these dogs will all be adopted into wonderful new forever homes. They have not released adoption information yet, but anyone residing in the vicinity and looking to adopt should keep checking for updates. Remember…it’s Adopt-A-Dog Month, here’s your chance.

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