Source: AP News 

In Canoas, Brazil, volunteers have established a temporary dog shelter in an abandoned warehouse to aid animals affected by severe floods in Rio Grande do Sul state. The shelter, responding to the ongoing crisis, is housing hundreds of dogs from the flood-affected areas, providing treatment and food, with efforts intensified due to the forecast of more rain.

The local disaster has claimed over 110 lives, with nearly 150 people missing and 300,000 displaced, and the impact on animals has been severe, though unquantified, with thousands estimated affected. Dogs, many injured or nearly drowned, continue to arrive at the shelter, where they are treated or sent to Veterinary hospitals if possible. The initiative, driven by a growing volunteer force and community support, aims to reunite pets with their owners, with emotional reunions occurring amidst the chaos.

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