Largest rescue in Northeast Louisiana history takes place in Ruston

144 Animals sent to California

RUSTON, La. - The biggest pet rescue in the history of Northeast Louisiana took place today in Ruston.

Rescue Life and PAWS of Northeast Louisiana is sending 144 pets on their way to San Diego, California.

It's a combined effort of 5 shelters around the state, most of them right here in Northeast Louisiana.

The rescue was made possible after the shelter needed to make room for pets that were victims of hurricane Harvey in south Louisiana and Houston.

Organizers say this rescue effort is not only giving these animals a chance to have a good home, but it's saving a lot of their lives.

A few animals will go into a humane society for training, the rest are going to various rescues into foster care.

"They're going to thrive rescue in san diego and they will all have fosters and families waiting on them until they find their forever home," says Ashley Taylor, 4 Paws Rescue.

"As you can see she's very skinny poor little girl but she'll be back to health in no time so it never ends," says Shannon Hagan, The Rescue Life.

Other organizations involved include the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter, Humane Society and Adoption Center in Monroe.

This is the first time all area shelters came together to make this rescue happen.


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