Check out our video outlining our progress so far, and check back soon for more updates on our progress.
If you can help, please donate HERE or send tax deductible donations to Humane Society of Louisiana, PO Box 740321, New Orleans, LA 70174.
A Tail of Two (or Three) Disasters – Help us Recover… and Come Back Stronger!
It seems like ages ago, now that we’re so actively involved in flood relief and recovery, but did you know we lost our shelter in a devastating fire just 10 months ago? All we had worked to build perished, although we were able to save most of the animal victims on that terrible night in late October. All of our heroic shelter staff who risked their lives to save animals were also unharmed.
Now, all we have left is a slab where our former building once stood. With the support of our members, however, we have made real progress on our road to recovery. We completed demolition of the site, bought and installed a double-wide trailer (to provide living quarters for our displaced caretakers) and more. We renovated an old building into a needed cat room, built a new stand-online laundry room, a new grooming room, bathroom area and more.
There is still much work needing to be done, however. All forward progress stopped when we dropped everything to respond to the desperate needs of animals in our state, in the wake of the catastrophic recent floods.
Please, contribute what you can to support our rebuilding efforts, so that we can come back stronger than we were before the fire…and now the floods.
Our goal is to improve and expand our animal care capacity as we rebuild and replace the building we lost. After all, our Tylertown facility (the former ‘Camp Katrina’) was originally only intended to be a temporary evacuation site, when it served as our evacuation center and relief center after Hurricane Katrina. Instead, it became our longterm home. We’re looking forward to a new chapter in our history and you can help us write it.
Once needed funds are raised, here’s what we’ll be able to do, with your support:
1. Complete repairs/rebuiliding at our destroyed Tylertown facility. The site will become our TransPUPtation Station and will remain the hub of our lifesaving transports from small, underfunded shelters in Louisiana. Many of these facilities were impacted by the recent flooding, and they will need our help more than ever in the weeks and months to come. We’ll add indoor/outdoor runs for short-term housing and replace what was lost, including storage areas and an additional cat house.
2. Expand our Enoch J. Donaldson Animal Sanctuary in Mount Hermon, Louisiana. From perimeter fencing to barn building, to installing caretaker housing and more, there is much initial work to be done at our 47 acre sanctuary in Washington parish – just a short drive from Transpuptation Station. This refuge for abused and neglected large animals will become not only a haven for animals, but a place where students and people can learn to appreciate and love our animal friend.
3. Return our statewide headquarters to New Orleans, which will include a small adoption center and thrift store complex. We’ve been away from home too long since Katrina.
Please help us reach our exciting goals by contributing to our recovery and rebuilding fund today!