An Emergency animal shelter will be built at a Louisiana prison in case of future evacuation or natural disaster as an animal rights group has pledged $600,000 (EUR425,864) for that.
"This is a win-win situation for everyone involved," said Warden James LeBlanc. "In addition to the benefit for the animals, the inmates have a long-term opportunity to incorporate animal care and handling into their rehabilitation regimens."
In Hurricane Katrina, more than 10,000 animals had to be rescued after evacuations, either because they were left behind or because owners were not allowed to take them on buses.
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