Among the 18 pets that arrived at Second Chance Animal Services Almost Home facility in North Brookfield on Tuesday was Daya, a dog who had been separated from her family in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

According to Second Chance, Juleyka Cruz and her family were forced to relocate to Framingham from Puerto Rico without Daya.

“They were excited to learn that Daya had been found and was on her way to Second Chance Animal Services,” the organization said.

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare of Madison, New Jersey, and the Puerto Rico Animals Unite Initiative helped transport Daya and the 17 other pets from the island to the states. Second Chance then drove them up to their facility in East Brookfield.

“It took a moment for Daya to realize what was going on, and then she leaped for joy into their arms,” the organization said. 

Although Daya is back “home” with her family, the 17 other dogs and cats she traveled with still need a home. They will be available for adoption at the Second Chance Adoption Center in East Brookfield after they are medically cleared by veterinarians. Click here to see animals up for adoption.

Second Chance is a nonprofit organization that operates an Adoption Center in East Brookfield, and three full-service Community Veterinary Hospitals North Brookfield, Springfield and Worcester.

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