Louisiana's homeless pets have arrived in Virginia.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — This weekend, about 200 cats and dogs flew to Virginia to alleviate overcrowded animal shelters in the South.
The Richmond SPCA teamed up with the Bissell Pet Foundation on Saturday to airlift 180 animals from Louisiana to Manassas in the hopes of finding a forever home.
The animals were taken to shelters in Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey in the hopes of finding a loving home for each one.
Tabitha Treloar of the Richmond SPCA said the four dogs and nine cats who arrived at the shelter will be examined by a veterinarian first.
If any of them show signs of disease, we'll establish treatment programs, Treloar explained. Of course, they'll be spayed or neutered after that — and then they'll be offered for adoption.
The dogs and cats, according to Treloar, will be available for adoption soon. For more information, go here.