AN ANIMAL rescue centre evacuated because of flooding has found homes for two pets.

Fifty dogs, 47 cats, 11 rabbits, three guinea pigs, 10 cockatiels, four budgies and some hedgehogs were evacuated from the RSPCA York Animal Home when water engulfed the driveway and grounds.

Some animals were sent to foster homes and have now found permanent owners.

Tallulah, a Shar Pei, has been adopted by her foster carer and Rupert the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was re-homed a few days after arriving at RSPCA Leeds.

Angela Hunter, manager of the RSPCA York and District Branch said: “Thankfully, the water did not come into the buildings but it was close.

"At first it was thought that we could get away with only evacuating the dogs but as the water kept rising it was decided to evacuate all the animals.

The centre will not re-open until Tuesday.