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Local shelter taking in animals affected by Louisiana flooding

Photo credit to Last Chance Animal Shelter

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s not just people who need help from the recent flooding in Louisiana. Community members in the D C area can expect to be able to adopt almost 50 animals saved from the recent flooding in Louisiana. 

The Last Chance Animal Rescue in Waldorf has partnered with the Louisiana Humane Society to bring the animals to the area, said Cindy Sharpley, with Last Chance Animal Rescue.

“Those shelters are underwater, so they’re going to have their hands full. So what we’re doing is taking the animals that they know that can leave, and get them into a safe area,” said Sharpley.

After meeting with Louisiana Humane Society representatives in Tennessee Tuesday, Last Chance Animal Rescue representatives took possession of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens rescued from the Baton Rouge area, and gave cleaning and mold preventative supplies to the humane society to clean up their facilities.

Removing animals from Baton Rouge area shelters allows those facilities to clean up and take in pets that need to be reunited with their owners, said Sharpley.

“Incidents such as the flooding highlights the need to microchip your furry friends. They should have a set of tags as well, although micro-chipping and registering the animal will ensure that you will be reunited with your pet,” said Sharpley.

Last Chance Animal Rescue will give the animals veterinary care, vaccinations and spay and neuter them, if needed. The cats will be made available for adoption quickly, but the dogs will take more time.

Two adoption events are planned for Sept. 10 and and 17 at the Alexandria Petco and PetSmart in Columbia, respectively.

For more information about the Last Chance Animal Rescue, check out their Facebook page and website.

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