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BVSPCA welcomes dogs from Puerto Rico

Wings of Rescue

The Brandywine Valley SPCA is bringing 30 dogs impacted by recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico to our area.

Brandywine Valley SPCA is working with Wings of Rescue, Greater Good and the Sato Project to airlift the dogs out of Puerto Rico.


New Jersey and Florida are also receiving dogs.

Linda Torelli is with Brandywine Valley SPCA, and she says the rescued dogs come from shelters.

"So we're taking animals out of the shelters that were already in shelters at the time of the disaster down there, so they can come up and find homes up here and then the limited resources that are on the island those can be used for family pets that are displaced."

Torelli adds at this point, no pets are being removed from Puerto Rico.

"During these rescue missions the goal is never to move a family pet out of their local area. We want to give him as much time to be reunited as possible."

And Torelli notes dogs rescued get medical evaluations before adoption.

"The animals are going to be coming into our animal rescue center in Georgetown and then we're going to have some of them available at each of our locations Georgetown, New Castle, and then up in Pennsylvania and West Chester."

The first dogs will be put up for adoption on Tuesday.

Joe brings over 20 years of experience in news and radio to Delaware Public Media and the All Things Considered host position. He joined DPM in November 2019 as a reporter and fill-in ATC host after six years as a reporter and anchor at commercial radio stations in New Castle and Sussex Counties.
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