Angels of Assisi helping animals in Louisiana as Tropical Storm Barry floods the area

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Angels of Assisi staff members are on their way to Manassas to pick up pets impacted by the devastating floods in Louisiana.

Rescue crews saved 122 dogs and 18 cats overnight at St. Landry Parish Animal Control and Rescue. Those animals will fly out Friday morning and be distributed among several shelters.

“Please, we are an outdoor facility. If you can help pull dogs or cats into your rescue, please help us. We have approximately a 24-hour window before major wind (approx. 75 mph winds) and rain sets in. For the safety of the pets, we will euthanize all pets kept in the outdoor kennels (125 dogs)… please help,” said officials from St. Landry Parish.

The shelter is having trouble stopping residents from dropping their pets off at the shelter.

Angels will take in four dogs and 18 cats.

Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall by Saturday in Louisiana.

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