Up to 31 inches of rain fell in parts of Louisiana in less than three days, causing rivers to overflow their banks and flooding thousands of homes. Eleven humans and countless chained dogs, rabbits kept in hutches, and other animals have drowned.💔 

baton rouge dog houses in water

The good news is that more than 30,000 humans and 1,000 animals have reportedly been rescued so far. But with a disaster like this, we know that there are many more who still need help, which is why PETA has sent a team of emergency responders to Baton Rouge. The team is on the front lines, assisting with efforts to locate and rescue stranded animals. 

Check out some of the responders’ hard work: 

Don’t get caught unprepared: Emergencies can happen anywhere, and the time to get ready for an emergency is now. Check out these tips for ensuring the safety of your animal companions in the event of a natural disaster. Whatever you do, never leave animals behind—if conditions aren’t safe for you, they aren’t safe for your animal companions, either.

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