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Richmond SPCA to rescue Louisiana flood dogs, bring them back to Richmond for adoption

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Posted at 10:49 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 22:49:03-04

RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond SPCA is once again helping animals in need after catastrophic floods struck Louisiana over the last week.

The Richmond SPCA will bring 14-16 dogs back to Richmond to prepare them for adoption to open up space at Louisiana shelters for the influx of displaced flood dogs.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said 1,000 pets have been rescued during the unprecedented flooding.

Over the past week, 12 people have died, 40,000 homes have been damaged, and more than 20,000 people were rescued from the flood waters.

The Louisiana SPCA

The Louisiana SPCA

The Richmond SPCA is working in conjunction with the Humane Society of the United States to make the rescue effort happen.

The Richmond SPCA will receive dogs from the Louisiana SPCA in New Orleans. The Nashville Humane Association picked up the pets in New Orleans Wednesday night.

Representatives from the shelter are heading to the Nashville Humane Association to pick up the dogs Friday morning.

Once the pets are back is Richmond they will receive their proper veterinary work up and will be placed up for adoption.

Last year, the Richmond SPCA rescued 23 shelter dogs from South Carolina floods.