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Puppies rescued from Puerto Rico will be up for adoption

At the MSPCA, a litter of five 8-week-old puppies rescued from storm-ravaged Puerto Rico will soon be available for adoption.

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At the MSPCA, a litter of five 8-week-old puppies rescued from storm-ravaged Puerto Rico will soon be available for adoption.

Puppies from Puerto Rico will soon be available for adoption, according to the MSPCA-Angell’s Facebook page.

Five puppies — as well as three adult dogs — rescued from the island ravaged by Hurricane Maria arrived in Massachusetts Monday night and have been staying at the MSPCA’s Nevins Farm facility.

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The dogs, which range in age from 9 weeks to several years old, are “Satos,” a mixed breed common to Puerto Rico that are known for their large, floppy ears, according to MSPCA-Angell spokesman Rob Halpin. The dogs had been living in an animal shelter in Puerto Rico when the MSPCA offered to help, he said.

On Tuesday, the MSPCA-Angell announced on Facebook that the dogs should be ready for new homes within a matter of days.

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“The dogs will undergo full health checks tomorrow, and we expect to have them available for adoption by the weekend,” the Facebook post stated. “Watch this space for updates and please SHARE this with your friends. Never a better time than right now to consider adopting!”

Earlier this month, the MSPCA-Angell took in 34 cats from an animal shelter on St. John. As of Tuesday, 14 of the cats had found new homes or had adoptions pending. For more information and updates, visit www.facebook.com/mspcaangell.

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.
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