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Humane Society takes in dogs from Louisiana floods

A total of 30 dogs have been taken in by the Humane Society of Sarasota County to help shelter partners in Louisiana cope with the floods.

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  • | 2:18 p.m. August 30, 2016
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While animal shelters in Louisiana are dealing with animals displaced by the flood, they’re seeking help from partners in other states. 

The Humane Society of Sarasota County is one of those partners hoping to find homes for the displace animals. On Aug. 19 HSSC took in 11 puppies and two adults from the Acadiana Animal Aid located in Carencro, La. 

The shipment was made possible with help from Loving Friends Transport, which transported the animals in crates from Louisiana to Sarasota, in addition to the Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid Florida. 

Another group from Acadiana Animal Aid arrived Saturday, Aug. 27. A group of 17 puppies all under the age of six months old arrived and are being screened for ringworm before they can be put up for adoption.

“As soon as more kennel space opens up or we can take anymore we will do what we can to continue assisting,” said Nalani Simpson, Communications Coordinator for HSSC. 

Simpson estimates that if a dog is infected with ringworm it could take five weeks before they will be available for adoption.  

Anyone interested in helping the cause can do so at

This article was amended Sept. 2 at 1:53 p.m. to reflect Loving Friends Transport's help in transporting the animals to Florida. A previous version of this article incorrectly identified which organization was responsible for transportation. 


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