Rescued dogs arrive from Mississippi

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Nearly 80 dogs from flood-ravaged Mississippi arrived to the D.C. area Friday afternoon. The dogs were brought to the Humane Society of the United States in Gaithersburg.

Two dogs rescued from the floods. (Photo: Suzanne Kennedy)

The dogs came from the Natchez Adams County Humane Society. They are animals that were abandoned as a result of the flooding of the Mississippi River.

“We're really excited to see these dogs come to the D.C. area. I think it will be a significant impact for them to be out of there as the area recovers,” said Michelle Cascio of the Humane Society.

The animals range from fully grown to just a few weeks old. All are healthy but will receive full medical check ups. A bath and a little TLC is all they need to make them adoptable.

Some of the dogs will go to the Washington Animal Rescue League -- others will go to the Richmond and Norfolk SPCA.

“People want to help those that need to be helped and these dogs, they need help. They've been rescued from a horrible situation so I think there will be a lot of interest,” said Suzy Swims.


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