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Dogs, Cats Left Homeless During Oklahoma Storms Are Coming To Chicago And They Need Your Help

Hundreds of homeless animals will need foster and permanent homes when they arrive in Chicago on Friday.

PAWS Chicago rescued Scotch the dog from an overburdened shelter in Oklahoma.
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CHICAGO — Hundreds of animals in need of homes are coming to Chicago from flood-stricken Oklahoma on Friday.

Historic flooding and storms have left some people in Oklahoma unable to take care of their pets, filling up shelters. Chicago rescues, including the Anti-Cruelty Society and PAWS Chicago, have stepped up by taking in dogs and cats from several Oklahoma groups.

The animals are expected to arrive in Chicago on Friday morning. The Chicago shelters focused on taking in pets that had already been in shelters before the storms came so Oklahoma’s rescues could focus on saving the pets of families that need temporary housing for their animals or pets from families that can no longer care for them.

The Anti-Cruelty Society and PAWS are looking for foster families who can care for the influx of animals for at least a few weeks. The cats and dogs may eventually be placed up for adoption.

Information about fostering a pet through the Anti-Cruelty Society and through PAWS Chicago is available online.