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Dogs Homeless Due To Flooding In Louisiana To Be Put Up For Adoption In San Diego

These Poor Dogs Need A New Home!

The recent flood in Louisiana left 13 people dead and forced thousands of families from their homes. Among those family members were a large number of dogs. Many of these dogs were lost or separated from their families. There were also a number of families that could no longer care for their dogs due to the catastrophe.

Needless to say the shelters are overflowing with dogs. They just don’t have the capacity to take any more.

So 65 dogs and 1 cat that have not been claimed or that were given up by their families were flown to San Diego yesterday. They flew into Gillespie Field in El Cajon, CA and were all sent to the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. There they will get any medical attention the need. They will also get any needed vaccinations, and those that haven’t been will be spayed or neutered before being put up for adoption.

Humane Society president Jim Silveira told NBC News 7:

“They would still be in their homes if it hadn’t been for the floods,” the humane society’s president Jim Silveira said on the site’s website. “We want to match them with their new families as soon as possible so they can begin their new lives in California.”

Those interested should be able to see the dogs starting today. They should be available for adoption beginning Friday, Sept. 30.

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