GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- A Guilford County veterinarian went down to Florida to help with relief after Hurricane Irma and wound up coming back with 18 new dogs.

Dr. Glenn Huth with Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital in Whitsett 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.

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. Dr. Huth says they planned to take some of the dogs that were already in the shelter back to the Triad to help out the shelters in Florida.

The goal is to make sure all the animals are up to date on care and then adopt them out to loving homes in the Triad.

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"They are a little bit more special because they're kind of like superheroes. They survived it and they got out of it."

Dr. Huth says they're still working on the details, but plan to have an adoption fair.

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.

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