Humane Society of the United States assists Louisiana animals, residents
BATON ROUGE - The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team is on the ground in South Louisiana to provide disaster relief for pets and residents in the wake of severe flooding in the state.
The organization is currently assisting in the transport of more than 100 dogs from Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter in Marrero and Companion Animal Alliance in Baton Rouge to make room for the influx of displaced animals the shelters are already seeing. The animals will travel from Louisiana to HSUS Emergency Placement Partners in Texas and Atlanta where they will become available for adoption. Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter and Companion Animal Alliance are serving as temporary emergency shelters for the pets of evacuees.
The HSUS is also assisting with the transport of more than 30 dogs from Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society, which was damaged by heavy rain and flooding, to the Humane Society of Saline County in Arkansas where they will be available for adoption.
The HSUS is also providing financial assistance to the Emergency Placement Partners taking in animals to help with initial costs.
“The recent flooding has displaced many family pets and caused damage to shelters throughout Louisiana. The Humane Society of the United States is assessing the needs of the displaced animals and damaged shelters, and is providing hands-on assistance, while these communities continue to endure heavy rain and flooding and look towards recovery,” said Julia Breaux, Louisiana state director for The HSUS.