Angels of Assisi is taking in animals ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Parts of Louisiana is dealing with massive flooding. Tropical Storm Barry hasn't made landfall yet, but is expected to this weekend.

That's why Angels of Assisi is taking in more animals - they're all coming from St. Landry Parish Animal Control, a shelter that has mostly outdoor runs and kennels and has over 300 animals.

"They're in a rural area so all of the dogs and cats are placed in outdoor kennels so its really a lifesaving rescue. With the water's being high, they most likely would have drowned," said Kathleen Legg, the director of communications for Angels of Assisi.

Legg has seen several intakes in dangerous situations. Angels of Assisi is an emergency placement location within the Humane Society of the United States.

This time they are bringing in 4 dogs and 20 cats and kittens.

"We are pretty full but everyday we have adoptions, so that makes room," said Legg.

The length of their stay is undetermined. The animals are expected to arrive around 10 PM Friday. According to Legg, there may be more animals that come if the flooding continues.