Thirty cats and dogs evacuated from the U.S. Virgin Islands have arrived in Maine for medical care and eventually will be up for adoption by residents.
Twenty-three cats and seven dogs were taken in by the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland in Westbrook from the islands after shelters were badly damaged by Hurricane Irma earlier this month. The Portland Press Herald reports the animals arrived Thursday and are currently under two-week quarantine, as required by state law.
A shelter spokeswoman says the animals are doing well and resting from their trip.
The shelter is currently urging people to adopt cats and dogs that are ready to go to a new home now, so the shelter will have more room for animals displaced by hurricanes.