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Animals evacuated from Florida shelter arrive in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE - Last night the Wisconsin Humane Society received 15 dogs and 10 cats evacuated from a shelter in Lee County, Florida. The dogs, puppies and cats were transported by the ASPCA and arrived safely at our MKE Campus. All of the animals were at the Lee County Animal Services shelter prior to Hurricane Irma, and did not have owners looking for them; they were evacuated to make room for displaced animals.

The animals are settling in well and glad to be on solid ground. On Monday, veterinary and behavior staff will examine each new arrival. They will all be vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped prior to adoption. Several are expected to be available for adoption as early as Tuesday.

Please keep an eye on the website for adoption information – each will have an *asterisk* after their name to indicate their origin. Like all our animals, they will be available for adoption first-come, first-served, as long as it’s a good fit. It’s strong community support and knowing that we can find them homes fast, that makes it possible for WHS to help in emergency situations. Thank you for that incredible support!


  • Sunday, September 10, 2017