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“Hurricane Dogs” available for adoption in Gloucester County

For Immediate Release: September 12, 2017
Contact: Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger (856-853-3395) or
Freeholder Daniel Christy (856-853-3383)

“Hurricane Dogs” available for adoption in Gloucester County

(Clayton, NJ) -- Eight dogs displaced from a shelter in South Carolina due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are now ready for adoption through the Gloucester County Animal Shelter announced Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Dan Christy.

The dogs arrived late Saturday night, Sep. 9, 2017 and will be ready for adoption on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “We were in the fortunate position of having shelter room for dogs and we have a list of people who are looking to adopt. These dogs will find happy homes in Gloucester County.”

Freeholder Dan Christy, Liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter said, “The Gloucester County Animal Shelter staff went above and beyond to retrieve these dogs who have come here from Texas, South Carolina and Florida. The animal shelter community is full of caring people who will work tirelessly to help find animals homes and we are happy these dogs will call Gloucester County their new home.”

Due to Hurricane Irma, South Carolina shelters had moved many of their adoptable dogs north so they could take in dogs from Florida. The Gloucester County Animal Shelter has three dogs from Florida and four from South Carolina as a result of Hurricane Irene, and one from Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

Sadie - Lab hound mix 1-year-old Female white and tan from South Carolina

Stacy – Lab mix 2-year old spayed female Brown and white from South Carolina

Wiley – Basset Hound mix 1-year old Neutered male Brown and tan from South Carolina

Ruckles – Lab mix 6 year old neutered male Black from South Carolina

Holly – American Staff Terrier mix 3-year-old spayed female brown and white from Florida

Wrangler – Hound mix 1-year old neutered male tan and black from Florida

Dexter – Jack Russell Terrier mix 4-year-old neutered male tan and white from Florida

Bobby McGee – Pointer Mix 2 year old Neutered male white and brown ticking and spots from Texas.

For more information about the Gloucester County Animal Shelter and how to adopt visit http://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/depts/a/shelter/default.asp
Or on FaceBook @GloucesterCountyAnimalShelter

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