16 more rescue dogs from Puerto Rico at the Nassau Humane Society in Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach, FL. — 16 more rescue dogs from Puerto Rico arrived Friday night at Nassau Humane Society in Fernandina Beach.

U.S. rescue groups are trying to help Puerto Rico’s stray-animal population by welcoming dogs to shelters here.

Nassau County shelter has already welcomed 30 dogs from two prior airlifts organized by Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Palm Beach County.

All of these dogs will be available starting this weekend for meet-and-greets and pre-adopting.

The dogs that have been brought this trip range in age from about 10 weeks to 3 years.

NHS Operations Manager Mandy Holden said the dogs came from a severely overcrowded animal sanctuary in Puerto Rico.

The 16 dogs will be examined this weekend by NHS’s medical staff, including a veterinarian. All of the animals will probably need spay-neuter operations, which NHS will pay for, before they go to their new homes.

Donations can be made at NassauHumane.org/donate, in person at 639 Airport Road in Fernandina Beach, or by calling (904) 321-1647. More information about the Puerto Rican dogs, and all of NHS’s adoptable pets, will be available at NassauHumane.org and on NHS’s Facebook page.