More than 150 dogs set to be euthanized rescued from Virgin Islands

More than 150 dogs set to be euthanized rescued from Virgin Islands
FILE PHOTO: More than 150 dogs that were scheduled to be euthanized were rescued Friday from the Virgin Islands and flown to animal rescue groups in Florida. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — More than 150 dogs that were scheduled to be euthanized were rescued Friday from the Virgin Islands and flown to animal rescue groups in Florida.

The dogs were abandoned because of the coronavirus pandemic and were scheduled to be euthanized this weekend, WPEC reported.

Weedoo Boats and Big Dog Ranch rescue groups took in the dogs.

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“We stepped to the plate,” Tara Lordi, CEO at Wedoo Dogs, told WPEC. “I got a phone call from Big Dog Ranch. They said, ’Hey this isn’t just jump in your boat and come chase a hurricane. We need to bring 180 animals here now.’ I said, ’Charter a plane. We’re coming.’”

🐾❤️ 116 dogs and cats are making their way stateside! ❤️ Thanks to all of YOU and a VERY generous donation from Tara...

Posted by Big Dog Ranch Rescue on Friday, August 28, 2020