Local rescue evacuating over 400 animals from Caribbean

Posted at 10:28 AM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 12:11:18-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Island Dog Rescue in Virginia Beach is evacuating over 400 animals from the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands.

This is the largest animal evacuation at one time from the islands.

The animals will leave St. Croix and arrive at Norfolk International Airport. Then Island Dog Rescue will bring all them to their farm located in Virginia Beach until they can be adopted.

Due to weather, Monday's flight was delayed.

There are 47 shelters from Boston to Pennsylvania to Michigan, all traveling to Virginia Beach to help find homes for the displaced animals.

They are still trying to raise money to help with the cost of housing and taking care of the large number of rescues.