ST. LOUIS – The Animal Protective Association Adoption Center in Brentwood is taking in animals Wednesday.
The pets were evacuated from shelters in Louisiana ahead of the storm. The shelter is in need of foster volunteers to help care for the animals.
Approximately 10 dogs will be arriving there Wednesday afternoon.
Sarah Javier is the president and CEO of the APA and she explained that the Louisiana shelters did this in order to make space in their shelters for any local pets that were displaced during Hurricane Ida.
“In a storm like this, the best thing you can do is to keep animals local so their owners can find them. If those animals get transferred all over the country, it’s going to be really hard to reunite them,” Javier said. “So the APA is helping make space in those shelters in Louisiana which were already full so they can make space for those pets.”
When the animals get to Brentwood, they will be examined by the APA’s veterinary team and get their vaccinations. They will also be spayed and neutered. After that, they will then be looking for their forever home, but in the meantime, the APA is also looking for foster families for these pets.
The Missouri National Guard is deploying about 300 soldiers to help recovery efforts in Louisiana.
Area electric crews are also heading south to help make repairs.