Dogs From the Gulf Offered for Adoption in Virginia

August 5, 2010

Several dogs from the Gulf states have arrived in Virginia in need of a new home. There are 20 adult dogs and 30 puppies that have been gathered by the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The dogs were brought from New Orleans to Hampton Roads in the hope that they will get adopted there.

PETA officials say more and more people in the Gulf are unable to care for their pets.

"We got a call from the shelters in New Orleans because they are overflowing with animals who people have dumped because they've lost their own jobs and they're running out of money," said PETA's Ingrid Newkirk.

Some of the Virginians who are considering adopting the animals have also adopted dogs that were abandoned in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

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