Florida Animal Rescue Bringing Over 100 Dogs From Puerto Rico After Hurricane Fiona

Paul Motz walked into a room at Tri County Animal Rescue and pointed to the puppies in the dozen or so cages around the room. “These are our rescues in Puerto Rico,” Motz said. Motz is a rescue coordinator at Tri County. Storm Ian strengthens in the Caribbean while Florida stays in its path It was part of the effort over the past two weeks to bring about 50 dogs from Puerto Rico to Boca Raton.As Hurricane Fiona approached from the island, three different rescues knew the dogs were in danger. “They just called us and they were like, ‘We have all these dogs. We need help getting them off the island,” Motz said. “And we just tell them OK.” Your Neighborhood: Local WPBF 25 News coverage And just like that, the first batch of 37 dogs was on their way. A few days later. Now that Fiona has left widespread flooding and power outages behind, another 61 dogs are expected to arrive from Puerto Rico in the coming days. “We just put them everywhere,” Motz said with a laugh. “We’ll put them in the lobby, behind reception. If we have a space, they will go there. “Across the country: National coverage of WPBF 25 NewsBecause Motz knows where that space can be, it’s still safer than anywhere dogs have been before.” here,” Motz said. “I guess as long as I’m here and can help them, at least they have someone here who really cares about them.” Information on dog adoption can be found on the Tri County Animal Rescue website.

Paul Motz walked into a room at Tri County Animal Rescue and pointed to the puppies in the dozen or so cages around the room.

“These are our rescues in Puerto Rico,” Motz said.

Motz is a rescue coordinator in Tri County.

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He has been part of the effort over the past two weeks to bring about 50 dogs from Puerto Rico to Boca Raton.

As Hurricane Fiona approached the island, three different rescues knew the dogs were in danger.

“They just called us and they were like, ‘We’ve got all these dogs. We need help getting them off the island,'” Motz said. “And we just say OK to them.”

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And just like that, the first batch of 37 dogs were on their way.

They arrived in Tri County shortly before Fiona hit Puerto Rico.

Twelve puppies arrived a few days later.

Now that Fiona has left widespread flooding and power outages behind, another 61 dogs are expected to arrive from Puerto Rico in the coming days.

“We just put them everywhere,” Motz said with a laugh. “We’ll put them in the lobby, behind reception. If we have a place, they will go there.

Around the country: National coverage of WPBF 25 News

Because Motz knows where this space is, it’s still safer than where the dogs were before.

“That’s the only reason I’m here,” Motz said. “I think as long as I’m here and can help them, at least they have someone here who really cares about them.”

Information on dog adoption can be found on the Tri County Animal Rescue website.

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