It’s been two years since Hurricane Katrina and the work of caring for animals still in New Orleans is still going on. Because it’s warm year round, it’s also kitten season year round and there are now 4th generation cats on the streets. The rubble left behind is now home to skittish, desperate dogs. Feeding, watering, trapping, and rescuing are still a concern two years later.
The Louisiana SPCA (LA/SPCA) lost its shelter, 80% of its staff and its entire infrastructure in Hurricane Katrina. Today the LA/SPCA has rebuilt their animal rescue & care facility after working 17 months out of a temporary warehouse. They still need donations to restart their public low-cost veterinary care center and have long range plans to open a training facility and a doggy day car/boarding facility to provide care for animals and earn income for the organization. You can donate here.
Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) is also working to help the animals devastated by Hurricane Katrina. (Note: As of this writing, ARNO has applied for, but has not been granted 501(c)(3) charity status, so donations are not deductible on federal income tax yet. I’m waiting to hear back from ARNO on this.) ARNO is feeding and watering cats and dogs across the city, helping residents left destitute care for their pets, spaying/neutering feral cats, and running a shelter. You can donate here.
All of Hurricane Katrina’s victims need to be remembered and helped.