CINCINNATI — Seven dogs from St. Lucia have traveled more than 2,000 miles to Cincinnati for medical treatment and a chance at a forever home.
The SPCA of Cincinnati said they were able to take in the dogs early Sunday morning thanks to a donation from a private donor.
Mike Retzlaff, the SPCA Cincinnati’s vice president of operations, said it was an easy "yes" when offered the chance to help the St. Lucia dogs.
“Our priority is making sure that we save as many lives as possible," Retzlaff said. "The SPCA Cincinnati primarily partners with animal shelters and rescues in the Tri-State area, but we also open our hearts and services to needy pets everywhere. Our shelter has positioned itself to be able to serve our community at the highest level and we are able to support needy communities with limited resources.”
The shelter said all seven dogs will need to undergo medical treatment before they are ready to find forever homes.