Nearly 40 animals were saved after surviving COVID-19 and two hurricanes, now they need homes

(Image credit: MSPCA Cape Cod)

The Massachusetts SPCA in Cape Cod has 38 new cats and dogs at its shelter who recently arrived from St. Thomas, where they were struggling to get adopted after the island was struck by two hurricanes and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As announced on the MSPCA website, MSPCA-Angell transported a total of 38 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens from St. Thomas, an island still reeling from the destruction caused by two category 5 hurricanes that struck it back in 2017. The Humane Society of St. Thomas is the only shelter on the island, and it was struggling to adopt out animals before the COVID-19 pandemic stopped tourists from flocking to the island, many of which applied to adopt pets.

Luckily, these pets have been brought to Massachusetts ahead of the Atlantic hurricane a season kicking into high gear. The first bunch of animals were brought to Massachusetts on August 29, and have since been adopted. On September 18, 18 adult cats, five kittens, one adult dog, and a puppy were flown over and they're all settling in at the MSPCA Cape Cod shelter. But these pets need homes! Some of them have been in the shelter for over a year, and they would certainly appreciate a second chance at a great life. 

This isn't the first time the MSPCA has helped evacuate pets from the Virgin Islands - in 2017 34 cats were taken from a St. John's shelter and adopted into homes across New England.

Now that's a heart-warming story.