WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.   —  Hurricane Ian displaced not only thousands of residents but also hundreds of pets.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League on Friday brought back 57 animals from Gulf Coast Humane Society based in Fort Myers. The shelter was damaged, including losing a portion of its roof, during the Category 4 storm.

“The trip allowed [Gulf Coast Humane] to have the resources to focus on healing and help their own community, so we were able to take animals that were already at the shelter and available for adoption plus make them available here, ” Sue Berry, the CEO of Peggy Adams Pet Rescue Little league, said.

Big Dog Ranch Rescue cut back 20 dogs from the same shelter and 12 more dogs through Manatee Save.

The cats and canines at Peggy Adams are in quarantine for two weeks because some are usually sick plus some have injuries.

“There was some illness involved. A few of the animals [from Gulf Coast Humane] were already sick, inch Berry said. “We need to make sure that we have everybody quarantined sufficiently for that reason. And then once we have got them all ready to go, they’ll be ready to go up for adoption. ”

Workers in the shelter said they need the particular public’s help with adoptions so they can make room to rescue more animals.

“Adoptions are our first priority. It opens up countless space for more creatures to come in, ” Fruit said. “Certainly financial donations are helpful and caring for these animals as well as animals we already had. And in that case we do have an Amazon wish list, which is available upon our social media sites and also on our website. ”

Another way to help is by participating in Peggy Adam’s Halloween pet costume contest on Saturday from 9 a. m. in order to 11 the. m. at The Square in downtown West Palm Seaside.

For a $10 donation, you can enter your pet inside the categories of Best Dressed, Most Creative, Owner & Dog Look Alike and Best in Show.

WPTV’s T. A. Walker will be emceeing the event. Contest judges will include the president and TOP DOG of American Humane Dr. Robin Ganzert and Peggy Adams.

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