Dogs, cats looking for forever homes in New Jersey after deadly tornadoes in Alabama

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Dogs, cats arrive in NJ after deadly tornadoes in Alabama
More than 50 dogs and cats were evacuated to New Jersey after deadly tornadoes hit Alabama.

MORRISTOWN, New Jersey (WABC) -- Dozens of adoptable dogs and cats were evacuated to New Jersey after deadly tornadoes hit parts of Alabama last week.

More than 50 animals were flown from Birmingham to Morristown Airport on Tuesday.

St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center will help them find new loving homes.

The pets were available for adoption at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society prior to the storms last week.

The shelter needed to free up room for stray animals and pets in need of emergency care or boarding.

"We know how difficult it can be when a disaster places an additional burden on local shelter services," said Colleen Harrington, Director of St. Hubert's WayStation Program. "By taking in this group of adoptable pets, we know Birmingham Humane is better able to rescue, house and care for pets displaced by the recent tornadoes, and to reunite them with their local families. As a silver lining, our community benefits from the arrival of many great animals needing new homes.

Wings of Rescue transported them to New Jersey. Some of the animals will be available for adoption at St. Hurbert's soon while others will go on to other shelters in New Jersey and Delaware.

Click here to learn more or adopt an animal.

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