Long Island organization saving pets left behind by Louisiana flooding

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

SMITHTOWN, Long Island (WABC) -- An animal rescue organization that is working to help animals impacted by August's devastating flooding in Louisiana is now looking for assistance.

'Guardians of Rescue', based in Smithtown quickly stepped in to help, and are working around the clock to help the displaced animals, and deliver food and supplies to owners and shelters. They have worked to rescue dogs, cats, rabbits and horses.

When the water receded from the flooding, many animals were found hiding and were either strapped inside houses and stalls. Many animals were also walking around injured, starving or dehydrated.

"We are on the ground helping as many animals as possible, but we simply can't do it alone," said Guardians of Rescue Founder Robert Misseri, "There are thousands of animals that have been impacted by this flooding, and without someone stepping in to help, they will have nowhere to go, and simply won't make it."

The organization say the community can help by contacting the organization when they see animals in distress, or to make a donation.

It is estimated that seven trillion gallons of water fell over an 8-day period that resulted in the Louisiana flooding. The August 2016 storms dumped up to 20 inches of rain on many towns.