VIDEO: Newly Adopted Animals Make a Fresh Start After Louisiana Floods

VIDEO: Newly Adopted Animals Make a Fresh Start After Louisiana Floods

For Immediate Release:
September 22, 2016

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Last month PETA’s rescue teams transported 62 animals from overwhelmed shelters in the flood-ravaged city of Baton Rouge to Virginia—and a new PETA video shows some of the animals who have since met loving new families, including Benny the dog, Crash the cockatiel, and kittens Lafayette and Thibodaux. It’s the start of a new life for these animals. As Craig the dog’s adoptive mom reassures him in the video, “You’ve had a rough time, huh? Well, you’re not going to have one anymore. No, you’re not.”

Watch the video here.

PETA’s rescue team spent a week in Louisiana delivering food, reuniting families with their lost animal companions, and rescuing dogs and cats stranded in floodwaters. Animal shelters in the Baton Rouge area were overwhelmed with animals who had been abandoned or whose guardians had nothing left and could no longer care for them—so PETA’s three rescue vans brought back 35 dogs and puppies, 20 cats and kittens, six rabbits, and even a cockatiel. PETA then teamed up with the Chesapeake Animal Services Unit, Chesapeake Humane Society, Danville Area Humane Society, Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center, Tri-County Animal Shelter, and Virginia Beach SPCA to find homes for the animals.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” and more information about PETA’s work to help animals is available here. Further information about the animals rescued from Baton Rouge can be found on PETA’s blog.


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