A puppy receives an examination at the Washington Animal Rescue League. (Mark Gail/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Nine dogs, including four puppies, are currently en route from Hancock County, Mississippi, which suffered severe flooding as Isaac battered the northern Gulf Coast last week.

Due to the flooding, these dogs and other homeless animals are being moved to shelters outside the Gulf Coast region.

The group of dogs headed for D.C. are expected to arrive sometime Thursday. Three of the dogs reportedly tested positive for heartworms and will require extensive treatment at WARL’s medical center.

There’s no word yet on when the animals will be put up for adoption.