North Texas animal shelter rescues 51 animals from Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Ida

The shelter says it evacuated 20 dogs and 31 cats

Videos are courtesy of Operation Kindness animal shetler.

A North Texas animal shelter has rescued 51 homeless animals in Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Ida’s landfall.

Operation Kindness, located in Carrollton, Texas, evacuated 20 dogs and 31 cats Saturday evening from its rescue partner, the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, in Louisiana.

The storm moved over the warm waters of the Gulf Saturday, and by Sunday morning, Ida strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane, according to KSAT meteorologists. It is expected to make landfall in the afternoon.

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The rescued animals arrived at the North Texas shelter around 2 a.m., Sunday. They range between 2 months to 16 years of age, according to Operation Kindness.

With several more animals in their care, the shelter is still asking for any families that are able to adopt a new furry friend, to help make more room.

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They’re also in need of supply donations, such as food, toys, and blankets to help provide the rescued animals.

If you would like to donate to the shelter, these are the supplies they’re in need of:

  • Cat Toys
  • Dog Treats
  • Canned Tuna
  • Fancy Feast Broths
  • Newspaper (used in puppy kennels)

You can also send supplies directly to the shelter through Amazon, via Operation Kindness’ wish list.

About the Author:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.