Twenty dogs were welcomed to Connecticut from Texas in order to clear up some shelter space for other animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
On Monday, the CT Humane Society in Newington received 20 dogs from their shelter partner, the Houston SPCA, in Galvenston, Texas.
"These were dogs that are already homeless or surrendered to a shelter for adoption," Barbara Naugle, the director of development at the CT Humane Society, said. "When the hurricane came, the shelter became flooded and now they are trying to clean up and make space for pets that have been separated from their owners."
Naugle said since the NBC nationwide Clear the Shetlers event two weeks ago the shelter has been under capacity, which makes them ready for extra pets right now.
"The pets have nowhere else to go, they have no one else to help them other than the people that are running shelters in the area that has been devastated," Naugle said.
After a long trip, the pets are going to relax for the rest of Monday night into Tuesday morning in order to de-stress. Then they will be checked out by veterinarians to make sure they are all healthy.
"We don’t think we will have any trouble finding 20 great homes," Naugle said.
For more, go to the CT Humane Society's website.