A Delaware County animal shelter is stepping in after flooding in Louisiana claimed the homes of several pets.
“In these disasters, pets aren’t allowed in the shelters that are housing people and the shelters down there that are already helping the homeless animals, they got flooded,” Dayna Villa of Providence Animal Center said.
A torrent of about 2 feet of rain inundated the southern part of the state, devastating areas hit hard by Hurricane Katrina over a decade ago.
Providence Animal Center raised money for the transport of the animals and is now taking in more than 30 dogs and cats.
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The shelter says the next step is to get those pets vet care and adopted out to permanent homes.
President Barack Obama will visit flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday.