Animals rescued in Louisiana flooding finding new homes in Virginia

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Some of the 62 animals rescued from overwhelmed shelters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in August have found new homes in Virginia.

PETA and other area shelters rescued dogs, cats, rabbits and a cockatiel displaced by devastating flooding. They came to PETA headquarters in Norfolk.

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PETA’s rescue team spent a week in Louisiana delivering food, reuniting families with their lost animal companions, and rescuing animals stranded in floodwaters.

Shelters in Louisiana were overwhelmed with animals who had been abandoned, so PETA’s three rescue vans brought back 35 dogs and puppies, 20 cats and kittens, six rabbits and a cockatiel. PETA then teamed up with the Chesapeake Animal Services Unit, Chesapeake Humane Society, Danville Area Humane Society, Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center, Tri-County Animal Shelter, and Virginia Beach SPCA to find homes for the animals. It’s the start of a new life for them.

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