FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) — Broward County Animal Care and Adoption has opened its doors and heart to numerous cats that have lost their homes due to severe flooding along the Mississippi River.

With help from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Amory Humane Society in Amory, Miss., was able to partner with Broward County Animal Care to assist in providing care and shelter to the homeless felines. Amory representatives rescued the cats from Mississippi flood waters and drove the cats to Animal Care’s Fort Lauderdale Adoption Center in order give the pets the opportunity for a new life in South Florida.

The cats have been examined by Animal Care’s veterinarian and are available for adoption at the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Center, located at 1870 S.W. 39th St., Fort Lauderdale.

“We are very proud to be part of this rescue effort,” said Lisa Mendheim, public education coordinator, Broward County Animal Care and Adoption. “The cats are in surprisingly great health. Despite the trauma that they have experienced in recent days, they are content, loving and ready to offer some lucky families a lot of love.”

The center is also offering a two-for-one promotion where cat lovers can adopt two cats at the single adoption fee of $74.95 now through September 30.

The adoption fee for both cats includes a health exam, vaccinations, feline leukemia/AIDS test and spaying or neutering. Each cat will also receive a Broward County pet license.


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