The Vanderburgh Humane Society has been really busy lately! Not only do they have many animals from here locally in their care,they've taken in several dogs from Puerto Rico. Now those dogs are ready to find their forever homes!

Marza is one of the 10 dogs from Puerto Rico available for adoption (Photo Credit: VHS)
Marza is one of the 10 dogs from Puerto Rico available for adoption (Photo Credit: VHS)

In a press release from the Vanderburgh Humane Society:

10 of 11 dogs transferred to the Vanderburgh Humane Society from Puerto Rico disaster relief will get their first shot at a new life on Thursday, October 26th at noon!

The 10 dogs will available for viewing and adoption at that time. The VHS anticipates a significant crowd for these dogs. Doors open at 9:00 am for those who wish to wait in advance. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis and there will be no holds.

The 11th dog, a puppy named Hodor, has been adopted internally by a VHS volunteer.

Anyone age 18 or older may adopt with an approved application even if they do not live in Vanderburgh County. All dog adoption fees (Puerto Rico or not) at the Vanderburgh Humane Society are $100 for adult large breeds and $120 for puppies or small breeds. This includes the dog’s spay or neuter, registered microchip, vaccinations, deworming, and a starter bag of food. Please note that the dogs from Puerto Rico are not spayed or neutered yet and will not be able to leave the premises until they have surgery within approximately 1-2 business days.

There are also 30+ other dogs who were already at the VHS and have been waiting on homes for weeks or months, even though they are not from Puerto Rico. The VHS would like to invite anyone who is seeking a new canine companion to visit the shelter. You just may find a perfect match from a dog who came from your own community!

Additionally, all cat & kitten adoption fees are still 50% off through October 31st. Adopt an adult cat with claws for $15 or a kitten/previously-declawed adult for $25.

Please contact Amanda or Kendall at the above information to arrange a photo opportunity anytime after 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 25th.

We hear all the time about disasters and things happening all over the place, and even though Puerto Rico may seem so far away, it's very cool to think that in our own community we have such great organizations helping out.  From the VHS taking in so many dogs who were displaced, to the people from the tri-state who give these dogs a good home, it always seems to amaze me how people come together to help in a time of need.

If you are interested in any of these dogs, be sure to stop by the VHS!

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