Animals rescued to Long Island for Isaac preps

August 28, 2012 2:34:39 PM PDT
They don't have names yet. And no one really knows their personalities although some seem pretty obvious.

What's for certain is that these kittens are in desperate need of homes.

They've just arrived at the North Shore Animal League after being evacuated from southern Mississippi in the advance of Hurricane Isaac.

"We're putting out a plea to the public to head to the North Shore Animal League headquarters and adopt a pet, if you've been thinking about it this is the perfect week," said Sylvia Ottaka.

The North Shore Animal League deployed two of its mobile units to bring back the cats and about 50 dogs.

The dogs will arrive later tonight in Port Washington.

Some of the volunteers though are staying

"We also deployed another mobile unit to be there in the aftermath in case there are other displaced pets or anything else we can do to further assist," adds Ottaka.

It's not too unfamiliar from what the league did during Hurricane Katrina.

In the year following the devastating hurricane the league rescued more than 1,300 dogs and cats.

And once again space in the shelter is a problem.

Anyone interested in adoption can call, 516-883-7575.

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