Hampton Roads to Receive Dogs and Cats Displaced by Louisiana Flooding: Rescue Team Arrives on Monday

PETA and Other Shelters Seek Adoptive Families for Animals After Devastating Floods

For Immediate Release:
August 20, 2016

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – On Monday, PETA’s rescue teams will return from Louisiana—bringing displaced dogs, cats, and other animals rescued from the flood-ravaged city of Baton Rouge, where PETA has spent the last week delivering food, helping reunite families with lost animals, and rescuing dogs and cats stranded in floodwaters. With Baton Rouge’s animal shelters at breaking point, the transfer of these animals will free up space for more incoming flood victims, and hopes run high that Hampton Roads residents will open their homes to help.

When:    Monday, August 22, between approximately 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where:    PETA’s Sam Simon Center, 501 Front St., Norfolk

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—has teamed up with Chesapeake Humane Society, Chesapeake Animal Services, Chowan-Gates Animal Shelter, Danville Area Humane Society, Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center, and Virginia Beach SPCA to take the animals in for adoption and foster care.

“As Baton Rouge recovers from this devastating flood, we hope Hampton Roads residents will rally by opening their homes and hearts to displaced animals,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA has brought home some special individuals who have been through a lot and who deserve  love, security, and comfort.” 

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