Heavy floods hit areas of Louisiana last August, devastating much of the region.
Many relief groups quickly arrived to help the situation. Lisa Booth traveled there with Minnesota’s Good Karma Animal Rescue. In her four trips, she’s encountered a huge amount of abandoned dogs. What began as a mission to reunite owners with their lost dogs has now transformed into helping the state with its abandoned-dog epidemic.
“We started this off as kind of a disaster relief effort,” Booth told Fox 9. “But once I got down there, I saw the immense need. It’s heartbreaking, And they’re just always in crisis even if there isn’t a natural disaster happening.”
Most recently, Booth and her team found a litter of 10-day-old puppies in a shed. When their mom failed to show up, the team quickly rescued them.
Among them was Asher, a young pit bull who had his ears cut off with garden shears. The pup was in critical condition when discovered. After being rescued by Booth and her team, he is on the road to recovery.
During the trip, Booth rescued 19 dogs. In total, the unit, which has posted to Facebook about this rescue, has saved 90 Louisiana dogs, and they will continue to rescue all that they find.
“Asher’s going to find a great home,” she said. “I don’t know how long it will take, but that’s not my concern. He’s in good hands and we’ll make sure it’s the right home for him.”
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