When floods hit Dyersburg, Tennessee, the ASPCA swooped into action and helped save many pets, to help rescue countless animals from the around the community and a shelter as well, reports the Dyersburg State Gazette
As the flood waters began to rise some pet owners were unable to get back to their homes, where their pets were stranded. The ASPCA rescue team arrived and recovered over 70 animals.
The team sprang into action, setting up a temporary shelter behind the Dyersburg-Dyer County Humane Society Animal Shelter and they also made a decontamination area for those animals that were caught in the flood, according to the source.
"The floodwater may be contaminated with sewage, gasoline or other harmful substances," Allison Cardona, ASPCE director of operations for field investigations and response, told the news provider.
After the flooding subsided owners began to contact the animal rescue shelter
to find out the whereabouts of their pet, and the shelter has since been busy reuniting animals with their owners.
The ASPCA rescued over 400 animals from abusive environments in 2008. If you're looking for a pet, animal rescue
shelters always have animals that are ready to be taken into a warm and caring home.