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Taking Care of Hurricane Laura Evacuated Pets
September 18, 2020
Helping Hurricane Laura Evacuated Pets
The Louisiana SPCA is here for pet owners – no matter what. We strive to always focus on the unique bond that animals and humans share.
Thousands of evacuees from Hurricane Laura have sought shelter in hotels right here in New Orleans, and that also includes hundreds of animals that were and are impacted. Unfortunately, some of these local hotels are not pet-friendly and lack the necessary supplies for pets. We’ve stepped in to make deliveries of pet supplies to the hotels, vaccinate and microchip animals, and provide flea and tick preventatives.
To provide additional support, the Louisiana SPCA has begun to take these animals into our care at our shelter located in New Orleans until they can be reunited with their families. While they are with us, they get a veterinary exam, vaccinations, a bath at least once a week, and microchips, all at no cost to their family. We are also giving the pets as much love and attention as we can so they don’t miss their families too much. Luckily, we have been able to team up with the Department of Transportation so evacuees can visit their pets that are currently staying with us.
We do this because our mission is focused on promoting, protecting and advancing the well-being of Louisiana’s companion animals. We want to foster the human-animal bond within our community and we firmly believe that everyone should experience the love and joy that comes from that bond, even in times of crisis.
It warms our hearts to see these families experience happiness while they spend time with their furry family members in times of stress and devastation. And if our neighbors need a little help to get through these tough times, we are more than happy to help. But know we couldn’t do it without our supporters.
What You Can Do to Help:
Make a Donation – Your gift will provide food, care and support for the hundreds of pet families who have evacuated to New Orleans. Any remaining funds will be given to our partners in the impacted areas.
Donate Food & Supplies – On Wednesday and Saturday you can drop off any unused, unopened food and pet supplies at our facility located at 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd in New Orleans. We will use this to supply pet owners with the supplies they need, transport to those in need in the areas impacted in Lake Charles, or use to it to take care of the owned animals in our care.
Our neighbors in Lake Charles and the surrounding areas affected by Hurricane Laura need your help! Your gift will provide food, care and support for the hundreds of pet families who have evacuated to New Orleans. Any remaining funds will be given to our partners in the impacted area.