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Humane Pennsylvania brings animals from Ida-ravaged Louisiana to Berks and Lancaster counties

Humane Pennsylvania, headquartered in Reading, took in 20 cats and dogs from shelters in the Lafayette area of Louisiana over the weekend as part of an emergency evacuation for Hurricane Ida.

On Wednesday, 13 more animals were rescued.

All are being housed in Humane Pennsylvania’s two shelters: The Freedom Center for Animal Life-Saving (formerly the Humane Society of Berks County) at 1801 N. 11th St. and the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster.

On Sept. 1, one dog and five cats arrived at the Reading shelter and seven others went to Lancaster. All of the animals rescued so far were flown from Lafayette, La., to the Morristown, N.J., Airport and then transported by vehicle to the Humane PA facilities.

Ronai Rivera, Humane PA media specialist, expanded on information sent out in a release Wednesday about when the animals would be available for adoption.

“Timing would depend on the health conditions of each animal,” she said.

Animals destined for Humane Pennsylvania’s shelters in Reading and Lancaster are loaded for transport Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. The animals were rescued from shelters in the area of Lafayette, La., in the wake of Hurricane Ida. (Courtesy of Humane Pennsylvania)
Animals rescued from the Lafayette area of Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Ida make their way to Humane Pennsylvania shelters in Berks and Lancaster counties Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (Courtesy of Humane Pennsylvania)

Source: Berkshire mont

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