LILBURN, Ga. - Thousands of animals were rescued during the devastating floods in Louisiana. Dozens of them are now in metro Atlanta and need new homes!
Friday morning, the first round of rescues, which included 60 dogs and several cats, arrived in Lilburn. The Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) has been working with Acadiana Animal Aid, of Lafayette, to help save animals affected by the natural disaster, which caused damage to more than 40,000 homes.
The AHS H.E.A.R.T. Rescue Team traveled to Louisiana and is transporting about 100 dogs total, as well as some cats, to Georgia.
RESCUED FROM FLOODING in Louisiana. 60 dogs, 10, cats. pic.twitter.com/RzJrcd6kT5— Kaitlyn Pratt Fox 5 (@Fox5Kaitlyn) August 19, 2016
“We are happy to be able to work with Acadiana Animal Aid to rescue these animals in dire need of being moved from flooded areas,” said Julie Cortino, Transport Coordinator. “Without all of our fast and coordinated efforts, these animals would likely perish.”
The animals were taken to VCA Gwinnett-Heart of Avalon Hospital, located on Pleasant Hill Road. The pups will be kept at VCA for several days, where they will be treated and examined.