Time running out to reclaim pets rescued amid flooding

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AMITE, La. (AP) - Time is running out for the owners of hundreds of dogs and cats to reclaim their pets rescued during the August flooding in Louisiana.

Jeff Dorson, executive director of the New Orleans-based Humane Society of Louisiana, said only about 10 percent of the more than 500 pets have been reunited with their owners since the flooding began Aug. 12.

Dorson told The Advocate he expects hundreds of pets to remain homeless after the deadline.

The group has been renting the Florida Parishes Arena in Amite to house homeless dogs and plans to stay there until Oct. 15.

After that, site manager, John Marshall, said any dogs that haven't been adopted will be transitioned to no-kill groups that partner with the Humane Society of Louisiana.

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