Wisconsin Humane Society gets 25 animals after evacuated from Florida shelter
On Saturday evening, the Wisconsin Humane Society received 25 animals from a shelter in the Fort Meyers area.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals put about 80 animals on an air conditioned truck and transported them to Chicago, Minneapolis and Milwaukee.
The WHS Milwaukee campus got 15 dogs and 10 cats from Lee County.
"You just want to reach out and give them lots of love and tell them its all going to be okay," said Angela Speed, WHS Vice President of Communications.
As Hurricane Irma touches ground in Florida, Speed said she's grateful they were able to evacuate in time.
"They've just been through this big ordeal a huge trip. They've gone from palm trees to snow so we are giving them time to know their surroundings," said Speed.
The move makes room for other animals who might be displaced during the hurricane. In this group evacuated to Milwaukee, there's cats, puppies, older dogs who will have a chance to find a Wisconsin home.
"They are getting wonderful veterinary care and they will be checked out on Monday. All of them will be spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped before they go to their new homes," said Speed.
Several are expected to available for adoption as early as Tuesday, September 12th. You can see which ones are available by checking their website.