DISASTER RESPONSE: BRACING FOR HURRICANE DELTA
TUESDAY OCT 6
It’s hard to believe that we’re preparing for another major hurricane in October. We’ve been in the ‘cone of uncertainty’ for storms an incredible six times this record breaking season! Although it’s tempting to let ‘hurricane fatigue’ set in, we must remain vigilant and make necessary preparations – especially for a serious storm like this one.
All Louisianians should pay careful attention to advisories and evacuation orders from local officials. Use this time to get prepared to weather the storm safely and leave with your animals, if directed.
We are busily securing our animals and facilities, gathering supplies and making sure we are prepared to handle any potential impacts from the storm. As the projected path of the hurricane through the Gulf becomes more clear, we’ll respond as best we can to help animals in harm’s way. Please help by donating to help us prepare and respond to the most recent crisis of 2020.
SUNDAY SEPT 13
It’s only been a few weeks since Hurricane Laura devastated our state, coming ashore as a Category 4 hurricane. The destruction is widespread across multiple parishes and our relief efforts are ongoing.
We’ve already evacuated and transported close to 1000 homeless animals from impacted shelters and rescues, relocating them to our private adoption partners around the nation, to ensure they’ll find loving homes. We’ve also been providing supplies and equipment to small shelters and families in need.
Individuals wanting to volunteer should join the agency’s Facebook group. Any companies wishing to donate needed supplies for the disaster relief should contact Disaster Relief Coordinator, Brandy Labiche, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU FOR CARING!!
If you are a small Louisiana shelter or rescue in urgent need of assistance, or if you are a 501(c)3 private rescue / adoption charity wanting to apply to assist with transports/adoptions, please contact Jessica Cameron at email@example.com.
If you’d like to assist as a volunteer during this effort, please request to join our Volunteer Facebook Group. Join HERE
Hurricane Response Photos: September 2020