More than 120 dogs, cats in path of Tropical Storm Barry in Louisiana are flown to safety
The Humane Society evacuated animals that were up for adoption in Louisiana shelters, which helps increase capacity for dogs and cats that may be displaced in the storm.
The Humane Society of the United States, along with shelter workers and volunteers assists in evacuating animals from the St. Landry Parish Animal Control and Rescue to the nearby St. Landry airport where 116 dogs and 18 cats will be flown out ahead of hurricane Berry on July 12th 2019.Anthony Rathbun / AP Photo
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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.
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.
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The organization recommends that pet owners have sufficient food and water for at least five days, make sure that their cats and dogs are wearing a collar with identification that is up to date, and keep current photos and descriptions of their pets to help others identify them in case owners and pets become separated, among other recommendations.
Nicole Acevedo is a staff reporter at NBC News Digital where she reports, writes and produces content for NBC Latino and NBCNews.com.