120 dogs and cats will hopefully find new homes in Metro D.C. area.
According to a release, the animals, originally from Louisiana, were flown in to the Manassas Regional Airport by Wings of Rescue and GreaterGood.org.
“The Humane Society of the U.S. worked with Louisiana shelters who were needing to make space for animals anticipated to come in, due to being displaced by flooding,” stated Sarah Barnett of the Humane Society in a release.
Barnett stated that these animals were already up for adoption, and were not directly displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
The dogs and cats were taken in by “emergency placement partners” in the area, including Humane Rescue Alliance, Lost Dog and Cat Rescue, Angels of Assisi, Homeward Trails, Maryland SPCA, Tri County Animal Shelter, and Brandywine SPCA.