8 animals displaced from Oklahoma taken in by RACC

8 animals displaced from Oklahoma taken in by RACC
Tulsa SPCA loads animals for a flight to Idaho. Another flight will be bringing 130 animals to Virginia. (Source: Tulsa SPCA/Facebook)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - More than 100 animals displaced due to flooding in Oklahoma arrived in Virginia on Friday, and eight of them are coming to Richmond.

The Humane Society of the United States said 130 dogs and cats were transported to Manassas Regional Airport and transferred to various animal rescue organizations in Virginia and Maryland, including Richmond Animal Care and Control.

The animals from Tulsa Animal Welfare League were already up for adoption and will be transported to RACC as well as shelters in Charlottesville, Fairfax County, Falls Church, Washington, DC, and Washington County, MD.

The transfer allows Tulsa Animal Welfare League to assist animals displaced by the flooding and tornadoes throughout Oklahoma.

Several animal shelters in Oklahoma have been evacuated and animals have been transported to other areas of the country, including a flight to Idaho.

RACC posted that it took in five cats and three dogs and will soon be asking for help naming the new arrivals.

These pictures make us so proud! RACC is so fortunate to be able to help other shelters in need. Five cats from Howard...

Posted by Richmond Animal Care and Control on Friday, May 24, 2019

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