Pets rescued from Louisiana floods come to New Jersey to find new homes

About 25 dogs and cats from Louisiana were brought to New Jersey to find new homes.

About 25 dogs and cats from Louisiana were brought to New Jersey to find new homes. (10/11/16)

TENAFLY - About 25 dogs and cats rescued from Louisiana made their way to New Jersey Tuesday to find new homes.

Devastating floods in Louisiana forced many families to abandon or surrender their pets as they escaped the floodwaters.

Humane Society of Louisiana volunteers drove 29 straight hours to bring the pets to New Jersey. They say that the shelters in Louisiana are at capacity and many of the animals would have been euthanized.

Pet ResQ Inc. in Tenafly took in the pets and will help find them homes.

"It's in my soul. I have no other explanation. Animals are worth it as far as I’m concerned,” says Pet ResQ founder Robyn Urman. “I don't believe a zip code should determine anything…if you're able to help something, I have to do it."

The dogs and cats will stay at foster homes until permanent homes can be found.  Some of the animals will be ready for adoption this weekend.

Anyone wishing to meet the pets can do so at Tenafly's Woofstock Festival this Sunday at Municipal Circle Park.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 VIDEO: Students get crash course on disaster preparedness
The Majestic Lanes bowling alley was damaged when 2 Driver crashes into Woodbridge bowling alley
VIDEO: Interview on extremely flat TV 3 VIDEO: Interview on extremely flat TV
Preston Taylor admits his involvement in the disappearance 4 Childhood friend admits helping to dispose of missing woman’s body
Marist High School in Bayonne is holding a 5 Marist High School holds 12-hour dance-a-thon to avoid closing

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Dozens of rescued animals from flood-ravaged Louisiana have Rescued animals from Louisiana finding new homes in NJ

Dozens of rescued animals from flood-ravaged Louisiana have been brought to New Jersey to find

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE