We’ve approved three more grants to help shelters and rescue groups impacted by Hurricane Ida.
Our grant to Trampled Rose Rescue & Rehab in New Orleans will help fund repairs to its facility in Ponchatoula, LA. Its perimeter fence and chicken coop, which housed more than 25 rescue chickens, were destroyed by fallen trees, and its outbuildings, which contained dog food, supplies, and refrigerators for medication, were flooded.
“Although we rely on fosters for many of the dogs in our care, the property in Ponchatoula is home to rescue animals who need intensive medical care, are currently non-adoptable, and many others,” says Foster Coordinator Carolyn Broussard.
Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) has been handling animal care for nearby shelters that closed due to Ida, as well as feeding pets left behind when owners were forced to evacuate, despite losing power for 12 days in its own facility.
Two dogs helped were Albus and Snape (above), who were dumped between a swamp and a sugarcane field just before the hurricane. Albus had a fractured leg and both were heartworm positive, but they are now safe and receiving care.
Our grant to Somerset Regional Animal Shelter in Bridgewater, NJ, will be used toward medical care for the increased number of animals coming into the shelter as a result of Ida.
Bridgewater received an upwards of 10″ inches of rain during Ida, and many houses were destroyed by flooding. “In just this week alone, 50% of our kennel space was utilized to assist our communities with dog surrenders,” says Assistant Shelter Manager Rose Tropeano. The organization also took in cats from the flooded Plainfield Area Humane Society.