Dozens Of Animals From Louisiana Shelters Arrive In North Texas

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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MCKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) – The Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty of Texas received more than 80 animals from shelters in Louisiana Saturday morning.

84 cats and dogs were driven throughout the night to get to the shelter in McKinney.

“They spent ten hours in the truck,” said Lacy Ball, a spokesperson for the SPCA. “I know when they got here they were very excited to be unloaded, use the restroom and get fresh water and food.”

The SPCA of Texas’ shelters in Dallas and McKinney have taken in more than 500 animals in five days, with more than half coming from storm ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi.

The goal is find loving homes for the new arrivals, but in the meantime the animals have to be evaluated which takes money and volunteers to temporarily house them.

Cathy Melching heard about the animals being housed at…

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