Animals rescued from flooding headed to New England

By Anna Marie Hartman - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Animal agencies from Shelby County all the way to New England are teaming up to rescue animals that were impacted by flooding over the weekend.

The group Dixie Dog Express was at the Hillcrest Animal Hospital on Thursday, preparing to transport 22 animals to New England.

The animals have had a long journey of survival. They were once at the Tipton County Animal Shelter getting ready to be euthanized, when PAWS New England took stepped in and rescued them. Then, they were fostered by a volunteer in Arlington.

But that foster family's home was flooded over the weekend, and they all had to be rescued again, and were brought to the Hillcrest Animal Hospital.

Thursday, Dixie Dog Express started moving them to their final destination, PAWS New England, where that agency will find each and every one of them a good home.

The animals will arrive in New England on Saturday.  

Organizers said none of the animals were killed or injured in the flood.

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