GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- A Guilford County veterinarian who took in more than a dozen dogs from a Florida shelter impacted by Hurricane Irma is putting the dogs up for adoption.
"They are a little bit more special because they're kind of like superheroes," explains Dr. Glenn Huth, with Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital. "They survived it and they got out of it."
Dr. Huth says he and another employee went down to Florida with close to 3,000 pounds supplies for vets and animal shelters impacted by the storm. He wound up taking 18 dogs already in a shelter back to his practice in Whitsett to help make space at the shelter. He spent the week making sure they're all healthy and plans to put them up for adoption this weekend.
He wants to make sure the animals are going to good homes, so he's set up an application process. Folks who are interested can apply for a dog, and they'll select a recipient based on applications.
The adoption fair will be Saturday, September 23, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The application form will be available at Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital. You can also find the form online.
Dr. Huth says they realized shelters there were being inundated with new animals after the disaster hit. Many people lost pets or had nowhere else to put them because their homes had been destroyed.
It's not the first time he's gone on a mission like this; Dr. Huth says he went to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and help put several dogs and cats into new homes in the Triad.