SPAS providing space for 40 cats from flood-ravaged Louisiana

SPAS providing space for 40 cats from flood-ravaged Louisiana

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The folks at Southern Pines Animal Shelter are helping their neighbors in flood-ravaged parts of Louisiana find permanent homes for dozens of cats.

On Tuesday, SPAS took in about 40 ready-to-adopt adult cats and kittens from shelters in flooded areas.

The facility brought the pets to Hattiesburg to create space for new animals recently made homeless by the historic flooding.

SPAS staff said nearly all of the cats are ready for adoption and the usual fees have been waived.

"We're really excited to be able to extend a helping hand," said Ginny Sims, manager of Southern Pines Animal Shelter. "We know the road is long to recovery, they have a lot of work ahead of them."

The cats arrived at the shelter early Tuesday afternoon and were delivered by Acadiana Animal Aid.

"For cats specifically, when there's water, the mamas will take their kittens to high ground and the mamas get separated from their kittens, so we have a lot of kittens coming in," said Carolyn Wentworth of Acadiana Animal Aid.

Several families were waiting to adopt the cats when they arrived in Hattiesburg.