The recent massive flooding in the Baton Rouge area of Louisiana has forced thousands of people from their homes. Concerned animal lovers are no doubt wondering what happens to the family dogs, cats, and other animals affected by the flooding. Many emergency shelters for people don’t take in animals, so other arrangements have to be made for pets and farm animals rescued from the flooding.
According to NOLA.com, the website of the Louisiana newspaper The Times-Picayune, thousands of displaced animals are in need of food, shelter, and medical care at locations throughout the state. The situation is especially dire because some shelters in the immediate flood zone have been flooded as well, forcing emergency evacuations of homeless animals.
What can animals lovers across the U.S. do to help these dogs, cats, horses, and countless other companion animals affected by the Louisiana floods? Here are some local animal welfare organizations that can use your help today:
Companion Animal Alliance. Baton Rouge’s municipal animal shelter is working hard to save pets affected by the flooding. Donations of money and supplies are greatly appreciated.
SPCA of Livingston. NOLA.com reports that many of their foster homes and pet supplies have been damaged by flooding. Donations and local pet foster parents are needed.
Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter. This Louisiana shelter is helping to take in the overflow of homeless animals from the flood zone. They appreciate assistance with supplies, funds, and temporary foster homes.
Denham Springs Animal Shelter. Sadly, this shelter is directly in the flood zone and has been severely damaged by flooding. Locals can help foster homeless pets and store supplies in dry locations. Not a local? They have set up a Go Fund Me page for urgently needed financial donations.
There are many more Louisiana animal welfare groups of all shapes and sizes that need your help. Check out the NOLA.com article for the full list, and visit the Louisiana SPCA website for up-to-date information on how you can best help animals in the flood zone today. Food and supplies are urgently needed.
Your Animal Hearted purchase saves lives! 25% of all proceeds are donated to no kill animal shelters!
- AH Printing