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Vincennes Animal Shelter receives dogs affected by hurricanes

The Vincennes Animal Shelter has received 20 dogs who had been effected by the hurricanes in Texas and Florida. They hope to get these dogs new homes here in the Wabash Valley.

Posted: Sep. 29, 2017 3:01 AM
Updated: Sep. 29, 2017 3:01 AM

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI)- Frank Ragle recently went to the Vincennes Animal Shelter to foster Duchess the dog. 

"She seems a whole lot happier. She’s not scared, she’s eating, she’s a great dog," said Ragle

This is because Duchess was one of twenty dogs the shelter received from the "American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals." These dogs were affected by the tropical hurricanes and displaced but now the shelter is ready to help get these dogs a "leg up".

"She's been through a lot and these dogs have been through a lot. Between hurricanes and storms and hours on the road in a cage not knowing where they’re going," said Ragle

The dogs were first brought to a large shelter in South Carolina. Then they were brought to Cincennes to hopefully find their future homes. Now they are at the Vincennes Animal Shelter they will be able to receive proper treatment and then adopted.

"We treated them with flea medicine, and parasite medication and heartworm prevention and we're trying to make them feel very comfortable," said Laura Arial who is the director of the animal shelter.

The animals are also getting help from the community. People have been coming to the shelter to walk and play with these dogs. They hope this will get them warmed back up after everything they have been through. Including Duchess who Regle is ready to welcome into their family.

"She’s going to be a really good addition to my family or someone but I’m 99.9% sure it’s going to be my family."

The Shelter hopes these dogs will be ready to adopt starting Thursday September 27th. If you would like to learn more about these dogs and about adopting them please check out their website here.

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