39 Homeless Hurricane Ida Dogs Just Landed in Colorado
A literal plane full of dogs has touched down, The Denver Channel's Bayan Wang tweeted on Monday morning. Wang reported that 39 more homeless Hurricane Ida dogs were on board the plane from Louisiana.
Wang tweeted the 'incoming pup' alert from the Centennial Airport, which is in Englewood. It was a noisy landing for the ASPCA aircraft, an organization that has helped several hundred animals over the duration of Hurricane Ida and its aftermath.
It hasn't been reported yet where or when the dogs will be available for adoption, but Wang did tag Denver's Dumb Friends League as one of the shelters that will be receiving the animals.
'Our disaster response team remains on the ground in Southern Louisiana providing ongoing assistance for pets and shelter animals impacted by the long-term effects of Hurricane Ida,' ASPCA said on September 14. 'Since our efforts began, we’ve assisted more than 700 impacted animals... homeless cats and dogs, water and land search-and-rescue, emergency sheltering, and pet food distribution.'
Some dogs from Hurricane Ida are already finding new homes in Colorado, because we really, really love dogs here. In fact, during the pandemic, Colorado had the second-highest dog adoption rate in the U.S. According to KKTV in Colorado Springs, several dogs were relocated to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, including Alice, Poppa and Lola who are, for the record, all very cute.
While we wait to see if any of the hurricane dogs travel north, you can shop the available shelter dogs at Larimer Humane Society and Humane Society of Weld County, below.