Aug 2, 2010 12:26 PM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About 50 dogs, some of them abandoned by
owners after the BP oil spill are on their way to new homes in
Virginia, courtesy of an animal welfare group and actress Pamela
Anderson, the honorary chairman of People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals, was among those walking the dogs at a news
conference Monday at New Orleans' City Park.
Since the April 20 accident that sent millions of gallons of oil
spilling into the Gulf, some southeast Louisiana animal shelters
have reported large increases in the number of pets brought in.
Many are brought in by people who have lost jobs or income because
of the spill.
The shelter in coastal St. Bernard Parish reported 117 animals
brought in in June, up from 17 in June 2009.