Mississippi flooding brings homeless pets to SC

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An animal shelter in North Charleston is seeking new homes for dozens of animals brought to the area to escape flooding along the Mississippi River. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Thursday that the Charleston Animal Society is taking care of more than 300 pets after 62 dogs and cats were brought in from Memphis, Tenn., earlier this week. The animals were moved from the Humane Society of Memphis to give that shelter room for more animals in need. Several Charleston-area shelter workers recently returned from the flood area after spending almost two weeks helping out at a shelter in Missouri. Earlier this week, the North Charleston shelter also received 50 barn and domestic animals seized from a farm in rural Charleston County. Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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