Shelter puppies drown in flash flooding at animal rescue in Missouri

The animal rescue told News 4 that their puppies drowned in the floodwaters. The adult dogs are reportedly okay. (Source: KMOV)
Published: Jul. 26, 2022 at 2:01 PM EDT
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ST. PETERS, Mo. (KMOV/Gray News) – Many puppies drowned at an animal shelter near St. Louis following massive flooding all over the area.

Stray Paws Rescue told KMOV that 10 puppies drowned in the floodwaters. The 15 adult dogs at the shelter were brought to dry land by fire crews.

The non-profit organization takes in dogs from other kill shelters and those that have medical conditions. Staff members said they fought for hours trying to get to the dogs, but high waters prevented that from happening.

The rescued dogs were taken to a local veterinarian. The rescue will work Wednesday to place those animals in foster homes.

Stray Paws Rescue said they need fosters and donations, which can be made through the following platforms:

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