Flooded With LOVE | North Coastal San Diego


Louisiana Flood Victims Dogs to find their new “Fur-Ever” Homes right here in North Coastal San Diego!


More than 60 dogs including one cat were flown across the country to San Diego, where they will be placed up for adoption.

SAN DIEGO, CA — A “Wings of Rescue” airplane carrying more than 65 dogs and one cat from recently flooded Louisiana arrived Friday at Gillespie Field.

“Flooded With Love,” a rescue mission and a joint effort of several San Diego-area nonprofit organizations, including Thrive Animal Rescue, Encinitas-based Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Labradors and Friends Rescue, SPOT Rescue and Animal Samaritans.

“Prolonged rainfall last month dropped up to 20 inches of precipitation in some Louisiana parishes, resulting in more than a dozen deaths and damage to tens of thousands of homes in what authorities have called the worst natural disaster in the United States since Superstorm Sandy four years ago on the East Coast.” said Maggie Evans

Some animal shelters were damaged by the high waters while others became overcrowded with lost pets according to The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Atlanta, Kansas City and northeast Ohio, among other places including right here in North Coastal San Diego are locations where many of the dogs have been shipped off to in hopes of finding their forever homes.

A lot of the flood victims were able to escape with their pets however many were lucky to be able to escape with their lives!

Unfortunately a lot of the pets original owners do not have homes to return to and when they arrived at shelters they were told that their animals were not welcome.





Once the animals arrived at Gillespie field, the precious cargo was unloaded from the plane. The animals were then transported to shelters and temporary foster homes in North Coastal San Diego where they will spend the weekend.

Beginning Monday, the dogs will receive health and behavior examinations, have their vaccinations updated and be spayed or neutered before being placed up for adoption. If it were not for the floods all the animals would still be back in their homes.


Thrive Animal Rescue donors paid for the flight, while Rancho Coastal Humane Society is handling the animals’ medical care. Both organizations are accepting donations to cover the costs of mission “Flooded with Love”



Will you or someone you know be bringing home a new loving addition to the family this week!?

Thanks to Maggie Evans from Patch Staff – Carmel Valley for sharing the news and  Rancho Coastal Humane Society and Thrive Animal Rescue  for the great photos. City News Service contributed to this report.






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