We all know the importance of “Adopt Don’t Shop!” and rescuing furry friends that are in shelters. We have many incredible shelters around Maine with high volume, allowing our residents to have ample opportunities and options for bringing a pet home in the most benevolent way.

If you’ve been in the market for a new four-legged friend, Maine now has 61 new cats and dogs that just got rescued from Puerto Rico and are ready to be adopted!!

Cats and Dogs in Puerto Rico Rescued by Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland recently sent over volunteers on a “Freedom Flight” with nonprofit Wings of Rescue to rescue more than 300 cats and dogs from Puerto Rico. Of those animals, 61 have been brought to Maine with the rest being housed in shelters in New York.

As the Refuge shared with News Center Maine, a lot of locations where the pets were rescued are still damaged by Hurricane Maria and there are more than 500,000 stray dogs on the island right now due to most of them not being fixed.

The most touching part was when the director of community engagement shared with the outlet that when they first met the animals, they were really timid, shy, and scared; In just a matter of two days, they watched the animals get comfortable in the feeling of safety and start to play, run around and snuggle.

Pets up For Adoption in Maine

There are now even more animals to choose from to save from shelters here in Maine that meet your needs. You can visit the Animal Refuge League in person in Westbrook or visit their website to learn more about how to adopt or get involved.

Regardless, you should definitely follow their Instagram so you can see the adorable pictures of the rescued furry friends!! Plus, sharing the content can help these guys get adopted.

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