Alabama shelters making room for "Tornado Dogs"

By: AP
By: AP

Huntsville -- Dozens of dogs from Alabama are finding a new home in Maine so an Alabama shelter can make room for other canines left homeless in the wake of last week's devastating storms that ripped across the South.

The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society in Lewiston, Maine is planning to take 50 dogs from the Shelby Humane Society in Columbiana, Ala. Shelter manager Zachary Black says the canines are expected to arrive Saturday after making the 20-hour drive from Alabama.

Once in Maine, the dogs will be put up for adoption. Black says they range from 2 months to 4 years and from 4 pounds to 80 pounds.

Black says he's glad to lend a hand so the Alabama dog shelter can make room for "tornado dogs."


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  • by brenda Location: maine on May 10, 2011 at 03:21 PM
    the animals that are going to maine are animals that were already in the shelters before the tornados hit. Maine is taking them so that there is room at the shelters for the animals displaced by the tornados, that way people will have time to find them. people in maine are so good about spayig and neutering their animals that there is a big demand for shelter dogs!
  • by Susie Q. Location: Chipley on May 3, 2011 at 12:27 PM
    Remember this is 'right now home less dogs or cats' Don't put none down and don't adopt none out. These are peoples pets and I'm sure they are being missed by their other family members.Newly home less people are probably still in shock. As soon as they find a place to stay they'll want their dogs or cats.
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