By: Brooke Taylor
Shelter dogs from Hurricane Irma landed in Buffalo last night from South Florida.
Affected shelters in Tampa and Naples needed to make room for dogs displaced from their owners.
The Chemung County SPCA stepped in and took eight of them.
Arynn Brucie, Community Engagement Manager, was there to pick the dogs up.
"It's a bit chaotic at first," Brucie said. "You have to decide which dogs are going where, it's loud, and you want to make sure all the dogs are comfortable and safe."
Brucie says they are just happy to be safe and in a place where they can unwind and get their mind off of what they have been through.
One South Florida pup spent the day running in the sun and playing the pool, preparing for what will be her first winter with snow.
All eight dogs are going through a five day quarantine and will be available this Saturday.
Tom Geroy, Executive Director of the Chemung County SPCA, is grateful to help out.
"We are very fortunate to be in a position to help these dogs out, and we are extremely grateful to be part of the hurricane relief effort," Geroy said.
Anyone interested in adopting one of these dogs is asked to visit their website http://www.chemungspca.org/
The dogs will be listed with their availability by Friday.