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Video: old hotel becomes animal shelter in Novo Hamburgo (RS)

Amid the floods affecting Rio Grande do Sul, a gesture of solidarity stands out in Novo Hamburgo, in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre. An old hotel was transformed into a makeshift shelter, sheltering more than 500 dogs and cats rescued from flooded areas.

The animals, many of them in critical condition, arrived at the shelter with hypothermia, some after being run over and others after long hours fighting the turbulent waters. Volunteers worked tirelessly to provide the animals with the necessary care.

As dogs and cats are brought to the shelter, their photos are shared on social media in the hopes that their owners can locate them. Many reunions have already been promoted using this method.

Those who were not immediately claimed were given an identification chip, ensuring that if their owners search for them later, they can be tracked.

Meanwhile, volunteers have stepped up to offer temporary homes, providing shelter, food and care until the situation normalizes.

Ongoing challenges and concerns

Despite efforts, the threat of flooding persists. The level of the Rio dos Sinos rose again, forcing residents to abandon their homes again and seek refuge. Local authorities have warned of the risk of further flooding in the coming hours, calling for continued caution and preparation.

Source: CNN Brasil

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