Dogs high and dry after rescue from flooded area|[04/17/08]

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 17, 2008

Animals retrieved thus far from flooded areas around Vicksburg are faring well, Georgia Lynn, president of the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, said Wednesday.

Dogs that were chained to vehicles on Falk Steel Road were among 11 rescued by animal control officials on Tuesday afternoon.

The humane society, Vicksburg Animal Control and Vicksburg police spent about three hours gathering the animals and all appeared to be in good health, Lynn said. They stayed an evening at the city pound before being moved to a residence on Sherman Avenue. The dogs are in a large, fenced-in area that is not in danger of being flooded, Lynn said. Once the water on Falk Steel Road subsides, the owner will be allowed to return them to his home.

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The Vicksburg-Warren County Humane Society has been responding to calls of stranded pets since April 1, and has been often assisted by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. Nine horses, three kittens and a dozen dogs have been rescued thus far. Calls about stranded animals should be directed to 911, Lynn said.