Louisiana flood dogs heading to San Diego

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SAN DIEGO – San Diego animal shelters are awaiting the arrival of dozens of rescue dogs, who were pulled from the flooded areas of Louisiana.

The severe August flooding in the state of Louisiana is being called the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina. People lost their lives, their homes and in many cases their pets. That's where San Diego is stepping into help.

Thrive Animal Rescue is working with other local rescue groups to bring in as many lost dogs as it can accommodate. Thrive Animal has arranged for a jet to arrive at Gillespie Field Friday.

They're expecting anywhere from 40 to 100 dogs. Some of the dog breeds will be ranging from Chihuahua to Shepherds to hound dogs.

The dogs will be taken to shelters, rescues and kennels to complete medical treatments and get vaccines, neutered or spayed before being placed with their new families.

Applications being accepted now online.