Pets rescued from Harvey arrive at Maryland animal rescue

- Displaced pets from flood-ravaged Texas are being welcomed at a Maryland animal rescue.

Last Chance Animal Rescue in Waldorf has received 100 animals ranging from dogs, cats, guinea pigs and even a parrot from Houston within the last 24 hours. The group is expecting many more to come during the next few weeks.

“All these guys that came up [Thursday] came from areas affected by Hurricane Harvey," said Cindy Sharpley, executive director of Last Chance Animal Rescue."Now, even Nashville is flooding from Harvey, so it is going to be a huge multi-state effort. This is not going to be a couple of loads of dogs and it is going to be over. This is going to be a long process to get them back to where they need to be.”

These adorable animals have been vaccinated after arriving at the animal rescue and mostly all of them are already in foster homes.

“It's very easy to foster,” Sharpley said. “We provide everything you need. We give you the food, the crate, any medical care – it is all taken care of. You might have to buy a couple of rolls of paper towels. It is no cost and we make it as easy as possible."

These animals will soon be made available at an adoption event on Sept. 16 at the PetSmart store in Columbia.

“The people I work with are angels and I am blessed with a huge outpouring of support for the local community,” said Sharpley. “It's amazing that the people have stepped up. They are fostering. One of the other rescue groups sent us dinner. It's just a beautiful thing that people are doing.”

If you are interested in adopting or fostering these pets in need of a forever home, go to www.lastchanceanimalrescue.org

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