DENVER (KMGH) — It’s been about a month since Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana and many areas are still recovering from the damage.
Several organizations have stepped up to help with the aftermath, and on Monday, that included the Denver Dumb Friends League (DDFL), an animal shelter in Colorado.
Nearly 40 dogs affected by Hurricane Ida were relocated by DDFL. They were flown from Louisiana to Colorado by Wings of Rescue, a non-profit organization that has flown more than 56,000 at-risk pets since 2012.
Peter Hoover of Wings of Rescue, who flew the dogs with him, said that all of their shelters were destroyed and the dogs were left on the streets in awful conditions.
DDFL will accept about 20 of these dogs. Katie Parker (DFL Vice President of Operations), said that the remainder would be split between “The Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region”, The Humane Society of Boulder Valley, and the Rifle Animal Shelter of Rifle.
The goal is for the dogs to find a new loving home.
Parker stated that they can adopt any dog from any shelter because it frees us up to invest more in these animals.