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St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Middle welcomed almost eighty canine to Morristown Municipal Airport from San Antonio, Texas. It’s the first animal flight to the Northeast out of the world devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
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MORRISTOWN – Canine and cats displaced after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico final week will arrive in Morristown Friday night.

Madison’s St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Middle and the Humane Society of america are working collectively to maneuver a whole lot of Puerto Rican shelter animals into adoption facilities all through the northeast United States.

As many as seventy five cats and canine are anticipated to reach at Morristown Municipal Airport Friday night, after which St. Hubert’s will take them again to their shelter for triage, vaccination, and remedy by the Humane Society.

They’ll then be distributed to adoption amenities all through the northeast this weekend.

That is the primary of a number of drop-offs, and St. Hubert’s expects 600 to 1,000 canine and cats will cease at their shelter over the subsequent week earlier than shifting to adoption packages at shelters all through the northeast.  

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St. Hubert’s is also planning to send relief supplies for both humans and animals – including water, food, bedding, diapers, and hygiene products – back to Puerto Rico on the return flight to the island. As soon as the animals get off Friday evening, the items will be loaded into the plane for the return flight.

Wings of Rescue, a charity dedicated to flying at-risk pets to safety, is making the trip from and to Puerto Rico. A return flight with more dogs and cats is expected Saturday once supplies are delivered to the island.

St. Hubert’s has taken in animals following natural disasters in the past. The shelter and a dozen others took in 78 dogs from Texas just last month after they were displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Staff Writer Michael Izzo: 973-428-6636; mizzo@GannettNJ.com

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