Dogs rescued from Bahamas, brought to Delmarva


GEORGETOWN, Del. – Hurricane Dorian relief efforts are still underway and that includes rescuing animals from devastated areas like the Bahamas.

The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) just welcomed 54 dogs from the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama on Friday. The dogs were being held at shelters there for about a month with the hope that they could be reunited with their families. But now they are here on Delmarva at Brandywine’s Animal Rescue Center in Georgetown getting the care they need before finding their forever homes.

“They may need some medical treatment. They came from areas with a lot of flooding waters and such so they will need to be examined to make sure they are healthy and we don’t know their medical history. So we don’t always know which vaccinations they’ve received or if they have any health issues,” says Carla DiGiacomo, the community engagement coordinator for BVSPCA.

Most of the dogs rescued from the Bahamas should be ready for new homes in about two weeks.

Brandywine is also hosting Bark on the Boards, a fundraising event, on Saturday October 19th in Rehoboth Beach. Click here for more information about that event.

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