Animals rescued from southern US looking for new homes in SE Wisconsin

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The winter storm that has devastated the southern United States has left hundreds of pets orphaned. Friday, Feb. 19, dozens of them landed in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where hopefully they will find new homes. 

The group "Wings of Rescue" brought about 80 dogs and cats to Waukesha, where the folks at the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) picked them up. Some will stay at HAWS, others will head to the Elmbrook Humane Society. 

The group of animals come from Oklahoma, where this week's weather has led to an emergency declaration from President Joe Biden. 

"It's people, pets, and just the entire movement and you complicate that with COVID. It's just not a pleasant time to be in the South right now," said Ric Browde, President and CEO of Wings of Rescue. 

The animals will be examined, spayed and neutered if necessary and then, once they're fully vetted, they'll go up for adoption. 

If you're looking for a new pet, check HAWS' website HERE and their Facebook page. They tell CBS 58 some of the animals could be available "very shortly." 

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