Dog Rescue Group “Adopts” A Family Devastated By Louisiana Flooding

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

March 28, 2016

In an unexpected and beautiful plot twist, a dog rescue group, Lake Charles Pit Bull Rescue (LCPBR), has adopted a family with a heartbreaking story after the recent flooding in Louisiana.


As originally reported by Sheila Gilley of the Lake Charles Dog Rescue Examiner, the Wimberly family from Starks, LA had just completed the finishing touches on their home renovations the day before they were ordered to evacuate.

LCPBR was initially helping out in the area in general, providing pet supplies to affected families and human necessities such as food and cleaning supplies. However, when Renee Smith, founder of LCPBR, heard the Wimberly’s unfortunate story, she decided to focus the rescue group’s efforts on their family in particular.


So far, LCPBR has made several trips to Starks to provide emergency supplies for the Wimberlys such as heavy duty air conditioners to dry out the house and other necessities such as clothes for the family and food for their pets – one of whom just so happens to be a Pit Bull named Smokey.

LCPBR is continuing their mission by requesting monetary donations as well as those of furniture, appliances and help from people to start getting the family’s lives back in order. When you think of dog rescue groups, you don’t think about a family getting adopted, but we’re glad it’s a thing.

If you’d like to help the Wimberly family, a GoFundMe has been set up that you can contribute to. You can also donate to the LCPBR via PayPal using the email [email protected] with a note about wanting to help the Wimberly family.

Featured image via Renee Smith of LCPBR
H/t Examiner

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

March 28, 2016