ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA is doing its part to help animals that would be impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Volunteers drove the Compassionate Care-a-Van all the way down to Florida to pick up pups from the Broward County Animal Shelter in Fort Lauderdale. That shelter wanted to make space for any new animals that might need to be brought in once the hurricane hits.

CASPCA members got back from their journey early Monday, September 2. In all, they rescued a total of 19 dogs and seven puppies. All of the animals will be vetted before they're put up for adoption.

Staff says the dogs were very well behaved on their journey, and don't believe they'll have any trouble finding homes.

“They are the friendliest group of dogs, puppies I've ever seen. They're adorable. Only a few of them are going to need more extensive medical treatment,” CASPCA Executive Director Angie Gunter said.

The shelter was not able to take in any cats from Florida, because they already receive so many requests for help from shelters in the immediate area.

About half of the dogs will be available for adoption at the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA Tuesday, September 3. The shelter is also in need of people to foster some dogs in order to make room for the new arrivals.