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Dogs rescued from Harvey finding new life in Maryland

Dogs rescued from Harvey finding new life in Maryland
Posted at 10:11 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 18:31:44-04

(WJLA/CNN) - Nearly 100 dogs and puppies arrived at an animal rescue in Waldorf, MD, Thursday from areas impacted by Harvey.

"To see all the volunteers and staffers out here helping, it's one of the most heartwarming things I've ever had in my life," said Cynthia Sharpley, director at Last Chance Animal Rescue.

For this group, it's the next step on their journey to a new home. After roughly 20 hours on the road, they escaped flood areas.

"They all have a story," Sharpley said.  "The groups down there were texting me their stories and their pictures and I'm like, 'Just bring them all and we'll take care of them.'"

The dogs that arrived range in age from six-week-old Malone to 12-year-old Chandler.

The pups, now all sporting names of cities in Texas, are looking for a home.

"It's heartbreaking but it's inspiring to know that the community came together to support us," said Laurie Jenkins, who works with the rescue.

Some people have already stepped up to help foster the animals.

But with even more truck loads expected in the coming weeks, they need even more volunteers.

"We have committed to taking hundreds of dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and we need help," Sharpley said.

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