HAWS of Waukesha takes in 31 dogs, 9 cats impacted by Hurricane Laura

NOW: HAWS of Waukesha takes in 31 dogs, 9 cats impacted by Hurricane Laura

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) will welcome a special "Wings of Rescue" flight, carrying 31 dogs and 9 cats aboard, to Waukesha on Monday, Aug. 31. It's part of a relief effort for at-risk shelter pets in Louisiana, in the wake of Hurricane Laura’s devastation.

According to a news release from HAWS, the dogs and cats on the flight were all living in shelters in the Alexandria Parish area, available for adoption, when Hurricane Laura hit.

The transport allows the various animal welfare facilities in Louisiana to clear space for pets in need of emergency shelter, and to enable those pets separated from their owners to be reunited quickly and safely. This Wings of Rescue flight is made possible by partnerships with HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) and GreaterGood.org.

“HAWS is proud to be able to receive this Wings of Rescue transport flight,” noted HAWS Executive Director Lynn Olenik. “While Louisiana residents deal with the devastation of Hurricane Laura, HAWS along with our community is honored to be a part of this rescue mission and welcome these pets into new loving homes here in Wisconsin.”

The pets will be available for adoption after HAWS completes health exams and any necessary medical care, including spaying and neutering.

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