Pets rescued from flooding in Wilkes-Barre
Oct 18, 2011
The flooding that Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, suffered in September left many pets displaced, WNEP 16 reports.
Many cats and dogs that became separated from their owners during the crisis are now residing at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Luzerne County, the news outlet reports. Cages are full and more crates line the hallways.
"A lot of animals have made their way to the SPCA, and we've also found that we've been getting an influx in strays at this time, and a lot of these strays are actually coming from these flooded areas," Cary Moran, volunteer director at the SPCA, told the news source.
In addition to animals that became lost during the floods, the SPCA has agreed to care for the pets of families that are still struggling to get back on their feet. Many people are still homeless and need to recover before they reclaim their pets.
The SPCA is not the only shelter helping animals during this time. The Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge also hosted a fundraising dance in September to raise money for the care of the animals residing at the no-kill shelter, The Times-Tribune reports.