In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, groups of rescue dogs from Houston have officially arrived in Toronto to find their new furever homes.
Local organization Redemption Dogs are the heroes behind this journey, which brought more than 50 rescue dogs to the city. The Toronto-based animal advocacy group partnered with Ontario SPCA in hopes of finding the pups new homes.
The pups were already rescued in Houston, prior to the hurricane, but once Harvey hit there weren't enough resources to look after all the dogs, many of which were dogs with special needs or dealing with old age.
To help alleviate stress from rescues on the ground, members of Redemption Dogs drove three supply-filled, temperature controlled vans to Houston to bring back as many dogs to Toronto as they could manage.
The OSPCA will care for the dogs upon their initial arrival, treat any medical needs and keep an eye on the pups for 10-11 days before putting them up for adoption.
If you're interested in adoption information, you can check out Redemption Dogs’ Facebook page for updates.
Or if you're unable to make an adoption at this time, you can make a donation to Redemption Dog's Go Fund Me campaign, which is aiming to raise $30,000 to help cover the costs of supplies and food for the rescued dogs.