Much like there were thousands of shelter pets that needed to be relocated following the massive flooding with Hurricane Harvey in and around Houston, there are tons of four-legged friends that needed relocation from Miami and elsewhere in Florida in the slow recovery from Hurricane Irma.
To help with that, the Miami Heat teamed up with the Golden State Warriors for an airlift operation on Friday that was co-sponsored by FedEx. Video above from KRON 4 and the tweet below show the pets getting offloaded at Oakland Airport, and Warriors Zaza Pachulia, Jordan Bell, Willie Green and Adonal Foyle were on hand for photo ops with the puppies and cats.
As the Chronicle explains via the ASPCA, "The animals were awaiting adoption prior to Irma... [And] Their relocation frees up space in Florida's shelters for strays with owners who were lost in the storm-induced bedlam."
The 150+ animals were distributed between SF Animal Care and Control, Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, Marin Humane Society, Hopalong Rescue, and the SPCA of Monterey County, some of which will be waiving adoption fees for these pets.
150+ #HurricaneIrma animals arrived at OAK today, greeted by @warriors players @zaza27 @1jordanbell & more, story on @kron4news at 8p pic.twitter.com/o9XdZARuLL— hermela aregawi (@HermelaTV) September 16, 2017