By Ray Boyd, Kristen Johanson
BLACKWOOD, N.J. (CBS) — Flooding in Louisiana has ravaged thousands of homes and businesses, but also animal shelters.
This week, one shelter in South Jersey stepped up to help.
The Camden County Animal Shelter has placed 18 dogs and puppies rescued from the floods in Louisiana up for adoption at their facility. The dogs were brought to New Jersey to help with the overcrowding of shelters in Louisiana.
“Just seeing the van pull up and see all the dogs, it was really cool,” says Mike Bricker — Director of the Camden County Animal Shelter. “They have all been spayed and neutered, microchipped, flea and tick treated, seen by our veterinarian. So they are ready to go.”
Among the dogs looking for a new home is 4-year-old Great Dane Eliza. Her family’s home was lost in the flooding. Other dogs available include a 12-week-old light-colored Speckled Dachshund named Suagr, a 2-year-old German Shepherd mix, a 3-year-old Corgi mix and Penny and Piper – a pair of Black Lab puppies.
“They are all great dogs,” Bricker says. “It’s going to be good to see them get adopted.”
“These dogs have traveled a great distance to find someone to provide them with the love and care they deserve,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young in a statement. “These dogs, along with other animals, are waiting for you to provide them with their forever home.”
Anyone interested in adoption is asked to contact the shelter at 856-401-1300, ext. 102 or visit the shelter’s website.