WESTBROOK, Maine — Thirty cats and dogs evacuated from the U.S. Virgin Islands have arrived in Maine for medical care and eventually will be up for adoption by residents.

Twenty-three cats and seven dogs were taken in by a shelter in Westbrook from the islands after shelters were badly damaged by Hurricane Irma earlier this month. The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2fmcZxG ) the animals arrived Thursday and are currently under two-week quarantine, as required by state law.

A shelter spokeswoman says the animals are doing well and resting from their trip.

The shelter is currently urging people to adopt cats and dogs that are ready to go to a new home now, so as to have more room for animals displaced by hurricanes.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com