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Missoula Co. Animal Control shelter filling up with flood evacuees

Posted at 4:37 PM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:06:32-04

MISSOULA – The Missoula County Animal Control shelter is filling with pets up due to recent flooding, as well as with animals getting loose as the weather warms up.

Officers have also assisted people getting their dogs out of flooded properties.

The shelter is currently housing several dogs whose families were evacuated with nowhere for their pets to go.

But floods aren’t the only reason the shelter is getting filled up right now.

As weather warms up and more animals are getting to spend time outside, some also get loose or stray away from their homes.

“Their homes were being flooded, and basically they were just grabbing what they could to get out,” said Jeff Darrah, Missoula Animal Control supervisor. “They didn’t have a place to keep their animals, so we’re helping them out by housing their animals until they can make further arrangements.”

Reporting by Augusta McDonnell for MTN News