Flooding affects pets in Louisiana

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 7:40pm

LIVINGSTON, La (FOX44) — Tropical Storm Lee left behind a trail of flooding in some parts of the state, and people weren't the only ones affected. Several animal organizations say during emergency situations, pets often times get overlooked.

The flooding during Lee was no exception. The SPCA of Livingston picked up eight pitbulls left behind during the storm, and Northside Humane Society saw a 20% spike in the number of phone calls concerning abandoned animals last weekend.

"We see animals that are chained and they can't get out of the flood waters. We actually got a call about a dog in flood waters up to its chest and it had no way to get out of the flooding," says Lori D'Arensbourg with Northside Humane Society.

She says most adoption agencies are full right now. That's way, this weekend several different agencies will hold pet adoption events all weekend long.

The SPCA of Livingston will hold a three day adoption event at the PetSmart on Millerville Road in Baton Rouge from 9 to 3. That's this Friday through Sunday. Organizers say there will be hundreds of animals that need a home.

Northside Humane Society will hold an adoption day at the PetSmart on Airline Highway from 10 until 4 on Saturday.
 

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