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Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry making landfall along the Louisiana coast, more than 120 dogs and cats in the storm's path were flown to safety.
The animals were evacuated Friday from St. Landry Parish Animal Control and St. Martin Animal Shelter in Louisiana and flown to Manassas in northern Virginia, the Humane Society of the United States said.
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Staff and volunteers of the humane society helped unload the pets from the plane and took them to nearby shelters with the hope that they will eventually be adopted.
According to the Humane Society, the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation in Virginia, St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria are three of the nonprofit’s six rescue partners sheltering some of the dogs and cats that landed in Virginia.
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Nineteen other pets from the Gulf Coast area were transported to Atlanta Humane Georgia.
All the pets being evacuated from Louisiana were already up for adoption in the state, Diane Robinson, disaster...
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