Dogs evacuated from Florida arrive in Chicago shelter

Dogs evacuated from Florida arrive in Chicago shelter
Posted at 7:43 AM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 04:03:33-04

CHICAGO (WLS/CNN) - Some four-legged evacuees from Hurricane Irma could find new homes in Illinois.

More than 30 cats and dogs from shelters in Florida arrived in Chicago on Saturday.

They were moved from Florida's Lee County partly because shelters wanted to make room for pets who will become homeless after Irma.

The hurricane refugees will be hosted by Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society for now.

But, in the long run, the goal is to find the animals new permanent homes.

"We're going to put many of them in the foster care. They'll be get spayed, neutered and moved into our adoption program," a rescue worker said. "They expected to go to Florida home, but they'll end up spending their live in Illinois homes."

The same group also brought in more than 80 pets that were evacuated from the Houston area due to Hurricane Harvey.

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