Labrador mix puppies rescued in Panhandle to call Palm Beach County home.
A pair of Labrador Mix puppies rescued in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael are on their way to Palm Beach County.
The pups, a male and a female, were discovered by deputies with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and personnel from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, who were assisting with relief efforts in the Panhandle.
Officers could not locate the pups’ owners, and are bringing them to Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Loxahatchee Groves for adoption placement.
Big Dog Ranch Rescue is the largest no-kill dog shelter in the Southeast.
It sheltered nearly two dozen dogs during Hurricane Florence last month, sending vans to North Carolina and South Carolina in the days before the storm struck and bringing them back to Palm Beach County.
Those dogs will stay in the area.
The Panhandle pups rescued from Hurricane Michael will be named – aptly - Hurricane and Michael, according to a PBSO social media account.
They are among just a handful of dogs that have been relocated to Palm Beach County in the aftermath of the storm.
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach has not taken in any pets from the Panhandle following the storm, and neither has Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch in Jupiter and Palm City – yet.
Furry Friends is a partner in a local animal rescue group, and is registered to be called on if needed to shelter Panhandle pets.
“It seems like we’re going to wind up with some, because there’s a couple of places where they are fostering,” Furry Friends President Pat Deshong said. “They’re going to be releasing some of those fosters soon, and we’re one of the first people on the list.”
Hurricane Michael made landfall between Mexico Beach and Panama City Oct. 10, packing winds of 155 mph.