Humane Society welcomes Mississippi dogs
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- The Gulf Coast is now bracing for Hurricane Isaac, so one state decided to ship some four-legged friends out of harms way in South Florida.
They arrived Tuesday. After hours on the road, they got walked out of their kennels and walked inside the Humane Society of Broward County.
Twenty-seven dogs from Gulfport, Mississippi are now calling Fort Lauderdale home. "We don't know where Isaac is going to hit exactly or if there is going to be flooding," said Cherie Wachter of the Humane Society of Broward County.
So that is why shelter workers in Mississippi evacuated the dogs. Concern on the Gulf Coast is high, seven years after Hurricane Katrina people are not taking this latest storm lightly. The new South Florida residents come from a shelter Hurricane Katrina had flooded.
"So with the threat of the storm coming, they wanted to take care of the animals and ge them out of the shelter," said a shelter employee.
As the dogs first feel the Florida sun, some are a little hesitant, but they did just endure a very long road trip. "I think they can get used to the South Florida lifestyle. They can go for walks on Lincoln Road, and visit many dog parks," said Cherie Wachter of the Humane Society of Broward County.
Reeses is one of the dogs who just made his way from Mississippi and would make a great addition to any home and so are all of the other dogs who just arrived.
The Humane Society is on Griffin Road, just one block west of Interstate 95.
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