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160 abandoned dogs arrive from Louisiana

September 20th, 2005, 10:00 AM
MESA -- Some 160 four-legged Hurricane Katrina evacuees found a new home in Arizona with the help of the Arizona Humane Society and the Arizona Air National Guard.

On Sunday, 160 dogs left behind when Hurricane Katrina hit arrived in Phoenix. The dogs were flown into Sky Harbor Airport from Louisiana.

An Arizona Humane Society spokeswoman said they'll be taken to a shelter to undergo a thorough check-in process.

The pets will be scanned for identification microchips and be given one if they don't already; Vaccinations will be administered and each will be fitted with a new collar; and each pet will be photographed and its picture posted on the Web site

The society's volunteers will take care of the dogs and wait for family members to claim them for four weeks. After that, the dogs will be placed for adoption.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

September 20th, 2005, 11:00 AM
Hats off to everyone involved in this!!!! Makes me wish I was there to help!

September 20th, 2005, 11:22 AM
I am gonna call this week and see of they need any more help at the shelter,and i am gonna try tofigure a way financially to try and adopt a dog..