Shelters along the Gulf Coast have been inundated with animals from families that can no longer afford to care for them. St. Bernard Parish Shelter took in 170 animals in June alone. NBC Nightly News did a story about the shelter, and now they are inundated with calls from new families! Even the 130 pound Benny now has a 10-person waiting list! Read more about the available animals, or donate to a new program that will help other animals stay in their homes, visit the St. Bernard Parish Shelter website.
You can watch the original story with some adorable footage of dogs in need, which caused hundreds to spring to action to help out. Last night, NBC Nightly News did a follow up story about all the people around the country with big hearts reaching out to the animals in need. The follow up story, part of their Making a Difference series, is below: