Duncan, a pit bull-terrier mix, was found abandoned on a porch in the wake of Hurricane Irma. When rescuers found him, he was covered in wounds thought to be inflicted by the storm.

Now in a shelter, Duncan seems understandably depressed. But as this video from Inside Edition shows, kind shelter workers are there to give him lots of hugs and kisses to cheer him up as he waits for a new home.

A shocking number of animals were left abandoned — or even tied up —  as hurricanes ravaged the U.S. over the past weeks. It’s important to remember that these thinking, feeling animals are victims too, and it’s our duty to protect them from disaster.