Richmond SPCA takes in pets from overcrowded Louisiana shelters

The SPCA is one of eight shelters participating to take in these Louisiana cats and dogs.
The SPCA is one of eight shelters participating to take in these Louisiana cats and dogs.(Richmond SPCA)
Published: Feb. 19, 2022 at 5:53 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Richmond SPCA collaborated with the BISSEL Pet Foundation and other shelters to assist in bringing animals from Louisiana to Virginia in an effort to curb overcrowded shelters in southern states.

Over 180 cats and dogs were flown to Chantilly Air Jet Center in Manassas Saturday afternoon.

All animals will be relocated to different shelters and rescues in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey to find loving home.

The SPCA took five dogs and 14 cats back from the plane to their humane center on 2519 Hermitage Rd.

All the other animals were then paired off with the other shelters that had the space for them.

More than 180 cats and dogs traveled from Louisiana to Manassas, Va. by plane on Saturday.
More than 180 cats and dogs traveled from Louisiana to Manassas, Va. by plane on Saturday.(Richmond SPCA)

They will be available for adoption soon.

Copyright 2022 WWBT. All rights reserved.

Send it to 12 here.

Want NBC12’s top stories in your inbox each morning? Subscribe here.