How We’re Helping Ida Pets

Bubbles, rescued by Louisiana SPCA

Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Aug. 29, destroying homes and leaving more than a million people without power.

Many animal shelters in the state were damaged or forced to evacuate. Those that were not scrambled to take in injured and abandoned animals.

Because of donors like you, we’re able to send Disaster Grants to aid these lifesaving efforts. Below are a few of the groups we’re assisting.

Bubbles, trapped under debris

Our grant will help the Louisiana SPCA care for evacuees’ pets and respond to reports of stray, injured, or abandoned animals — like Bubbles, who was chained inside a collapsed shed without food or water (above). Once rescued, Bubbles revealed himself to be friendly and affectionate (top).

Source: Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter

Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter’s grant will provide food and medical care to abandoned or surrendered animals. “Ida left an estimated 90% of our homes damaged and 60% uninhabitable,” says shelter manager Valerie Robinson. “There are missing, abandoned, and sick or injured animals all across our parish.

Source: Take Paws Rescue

Take Paws Rescue in New Orleans sustained serious damage to its Stray Café adoption facility. Our grant will help it make repairs and help animals left behind during the storm, including the puppy pictured above, who was abandoned in a garage with two other small dogs.

Source: Cat Haven

Cat Haven in Baton Rouge lost power, has been unable to procure supplies, and sustained some damage from the storm, but continues to take in displaced pets. “We have seen 70 admission requests since August 29, 2021, the day Hurricane Ida hit,” says Executive Director Rachel Waldrop-Holzhauser.

We have also sent Disaster Grants to Bluetails in Marrero, LA; For Pet’s Sake Rescue in Long Beach, MS; Pearl River County SPCA in Picayune, MS; Trampled Rose Rescue & Rehab in New Orleans; Somerset Regional Animal Shelter in Bridgewater, NJ; and Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) in New Orleans.

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