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Tri-County Animal Shelter Assists with Dogs Displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is assisting in finding forever homes for 22 dogs from the Puerto Rico shelters affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the dogs were transported by the shelter. They will be evaluated, photographed, and placed for adoption. The Tri-County Animal Shelter is a Humane Society of the United States placement partner and will be working with the Humane Society of Charles County and Round Table Haven to house and find homes for these dogs.

Many of these dogs are puppies or small breeds. They range in age from 2 months to 8 years old. Follow www.facebook.com/TriCountyAnimalShelterSoMD for pictures, videos and updates on these dogs.

This is the second time this year the Tri-County Animal Shelter has assisted animals in need, as a result of natural disasters. In September, the shelter helped transport 11 dogs impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Eight of the dogs were placed with rescue partners, and the shelter provided a safe place for three.

Chief of Animal Control Edward Tucker said, “I’m pleased we are one of the many shelters helping communities in times of need. It is wonderful to see so many shelters join together to help animals stay safe and find their forever homes.”

The Tri-County Animal Shelter is located at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville. Shelter staff can be reached at 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To view animals available for adoption, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/es/animalshelter/tri-county-animal-shelter, www.petfinder.com/shelters/MD112.html or www.facebook.com/TriCountyAnimalShelterSoMD, to find your “purrfect” pet. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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