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More than 100 pets rescued from Puerto Rico looking to be adopted in Tampa Bay

Pets rescued from Puerto Rico up for adoption
Posted at 5:01 AM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 04:41:51-04

More than 100 pets will be going up for adoption in Tampa Bay after being rescued from areas in Puerto Rico that were devastated by Hurricane Maria.

Volunteers with the Suncoast Animal League traveled to the island on Sunday. An anonymous donor offered use of a transport plane to fly the 85 dogs and 26 cats back to the Tampa Bay area.

Power is still out across the island and may not be fully restored until mid-December. The horrible conditions after the storm forced some people to abandon their pets. Animal shelters also lost their roofs during Maria.

Suncoast Animal League posted on Facebook saying that after the animals landed in Clearwater, their rescue team unloaded the animals from the cargo plane and then headed off to a space where they will quarantine the animals and care to their needs before placing them in foster and then forever homes. 



The Suncoast Animal League is asking for donations to help the animals saved from the horrible conditions in Puerto Rico.

Click here for a list of donation items needed.

If you can help in any way, you are asked to contact Suncoast Animal League by calling 727-786-1330 or emailing

Suncoast Animal League is hoping to have the pets ready to be adopted by mid-November. Check back at ABC Action News in the upcoming weeks to know when the pets will be ready to be adopted.

Mary Stringini is a digital reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter @MaryWFTS.