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September 08, 2016

Dogs displaced by Louisiana floods available for adoption in Camden

Pets Adoptions
090816_Eliza_dog Camden County Animal Shelter/for PhillyVoice

Eliza, a 4-year-old Great Dane.

The rebuilding effort is underway in Louisiana following the devastating floods, but some pets are getting a second chance to find a home at a local animal shelter.

On Friday, the Camden County Animal Shelter will add 18 dogs and puppies to its list of pets available for adoption. The animals were rescued from flooded areas in the Bayou State.  

The canines were sent to the New Jersey shelter to ease overcrowding in the wake of the natural disaster.

An estimated 60,000 homes were damaged and thousands were forced to seek temporary housing in the August floods.

“These dogs have traveled a great distance to find someone to provide them with the love and care they deserve,” said Camden County Freeholder Jonathan Young. “These dogs, along with other animals, are waiting for you to provide them with their forever home.”

The Camden County Animal Shelter is located at 125 County House Road in Blackwood, New Jersey.

The shelter also has cats available for adoption.

For more information, visit the Camden County Animal Shelter website.