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Pets, animals displaced by mudslide find loving shelter

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 01:11

March 30 - As hundreds of rescuers search for more bodies in Snohomish County, Washington, a small army of volunteers take care of pets and animals displaced by the deadly mudslide. Mana Rabiee reports.

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As rescuers in Snohomish County, Washington continue their grim search for bodies under last week's mudslide...Rick Karns is working on another kind of rescue. "More dog, try to keep the horse feed over here." He's one of dozens of volunteers helping take care of displaced pets. Dogs, cats, even horses. Sorting through nearly 30 tons of dry food and hay, hoping to reunite the animals with their owners or adopt them out. SOUNDBITE: RICK KARNS, ANIMAL SHELTER VOLUNTEER, SAYING: "The more that we can get the owners back connected with their pets, it's just helping everybody see that bond." Bonds like the one between 13-year-old Lilianna Andrews and her horses. SOUNDBITE: LILIANNA ANDREWS, MUDSLIDE VICTIM, SAYING: "They're doing OK, they're a bit stressed out, they're not eating as much they are coping." The landslide flooded Lilianna's home. They family saved the horses but very little else. SOUNDBITE: LILIANNA ANDREWS, MUDSLIDE VICTIM, SAYING: "They're pretty much my life, and being able to care for them and ride them and having horses here, it's my key to not falling apart." A community hit hard, taking some solace in knowing that some of its pets and animals are being cared for...while they dig out from under the mud.

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Pets, animals displaced by mudslide find loving shelter

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 01:11