Credit: WINK News.

Animal Refuge Center takes in 16 dogs affected by Hurricane Barry

A local refuge center has stepped up once again to save dogs affected by Hurricane Barry.

The dogs made a 16-hour journey from St. Landry Parish in Louisiana to the Animal Refuge Center in North Fort Myers.

The refuge center took in 16 dogs that were in overcrowded shelters in Louisiana due to the storm. Officials at the refuge center said it is going to be a while before the dogs are put up for adoption.

“They do have a lot of their area still underwater,” said Laura Braun, who works at the Animal Refuge Center. “They are trying to provide safe homes for as many as their pets as possible. And we have the space and we’re able to step up to help.”

Next, the dogs will go through an intake process. Veterinarians will give the animals a full exam before they can be put up for adoption for a ‘furever home.’

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