Saturday, September 03, 2005

Help Katrina victims - Updated

We've only begun to comprehend the scope of the devastation in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. What at first seemed like an "it could have been worse" situation quickly turned into the disaster that experts had long feared.

Donate to the Red Cross Disaster Fund.

UPDATE: Also, if you'd like to help the Humane Society's efforts to rescue animals and assist their caregivers, you can donate to their Disaster Relief Fund.

More updates: Noah's Wish is an organization whose sole purpose is to aid animals during and after disasters. has a site,, for people who need shelter or who wish to open their homes to hurricane refugees.

The LSU Veterinary School has comprehensive information on animal rescue and recovery in the New Orleans area.

Now this from the New Orleans Times Picayune:
SPCA help for animalsFriday, 9:50 p.m.

There's hope for stranded pets in the New Orleans area. The Louisiana SPCA, New Orleans' animal control agency, has begun rescuing pets from owners houses.

Louisiana SPCA director Laura Maloney said shelter workers follow other agencies and crews through neighborhoods and rescue pets, some that are locked in houses. At the owners' request, "we break in," she said.

Owners have to call or email the operation and give their name and address and information about where the pet is confined.

The hotline number is: 1-225-578-6111. E-mail should be sent to

The hotline already is in effect, Maloney said. "It's busy an awful lot. We are trying to get a bank of telephones"

I'll keep updating the resources and changing the post date/time so it stays near the top of the blog.


I would also recommend b/c 95% of what they take in is distributed to everyone. Religion plays no part in aid.


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 9/02/2005 7:01 PM

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