Nearly 80 dogs from flood-ravaged Mississippi arrived to the D.C. area Friday afternoon. The dogs were brought to the Humane Society of the United States in Gaithersburg.
The dogs came from the Natchez Adams County Humane Society. They are animals that were abandoned as a result of the flooding of the Mississippi River.
"We're really excited to see these dogs come to the D.C. area. I think it will be a significant impact for them to be out of there as the area recovers," said Michelle Cascio of the Humane Society.
The animals range from fully grown to just a few weeks old. All are healthy but will receive full medical check ups. A bath and a little TLC is all they need to make them adoptable.
Some of the dogs will go to the Washington Animal Rescue League -- others will go to the Richmond and Norfolk SPCA.
"People want to help those that need to be helped and these dogs, they need help. They've been rescued from a horrible situation so I think there will be a lot of interest," said Suzy Swims.