Dog rescued from Louisiana already finds new home in Norfolk

Posted at 12:45 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 13:35:34-04

NORFOLK, Va. – Just a day after arriving in Norfolk, a dog rescued from Louisiana has already found a new home.

“Louise Anna” was adopted Tuesday from the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center and will be going home to her new family Thursday.

The shelter received three dogs and four rabbits out of the 60 animals that PETA brought to Hampton Roads.

RELATED: Hampton Roads shelters receive dogs, cats displaced by Louisiana flooding

According to PETA, the animals do not belong to flood victims.  Most were already living in shelters in Louisiana when the flooding occurred.  In one case, the owners asked for their pet to be taken because they are now homeless.

A team from PETA and the Virginia Beach SPCA brought them to Hampton Roads Monday to clear out space in shelters for animals that may have owners looking for them.

The other area shelters that took in some of the animals include: the Virginia Beach SPCA, Chesapeake Humane Society, Chesapeake Animal Services, Chowan-Gates Animal Shelter and Danville Area Humane Society.