ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team is deploying a four-person Disaster Response Team to Waynesville, Mo. at the request of Animal Control officials.
The disaster team will help shelter animals who were left homeless by recent flooding and evacuation orders.
PHOTOS: Flooding near Waynesville, Mo.
The HSMO's large animal rescue trailer will be brought in and can house up to 100 animals. They expect to arrive Wednesday evening.
Waynesville Animal Control is currently sheltering 35 dogs, 10 cats, and a rabbit.
HSMO has also agreed to take in 15 adoptable dogs from the Waynesville shelter to allow additional space for homeowners displaced by the floods to shelter their pets. Once the dogs are spayed or neutered and vaccinated, they will become available for adoption through the three HSMO shelters in St. Louis.