The BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on April 21, 2010 had a devastating effect on residents from the coastal parishes of Southeast Louisiana. Families are struggled to meet basic needs and as a result Animal Shelters experienced an increase in owner’s relinquishing their pets. Knowing the physical and mental health benefits of having pets as well as the negative impact of relinquishing a family pet; this program provided short term support for families in jeopardy of relinquishing their pet.

If you would like to contribute by check, please make check payable to LA/SPCA (Disaster Relief) and mail to:  1700 Mardi Gras Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70114.

WHO:

Residents of Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Terrebone, and Jefferson parish that demonstrate economic hardship as a result of the Gulf Oil Spill.

WHAT: FREE Vet Care

  • Basic exam including tests for Feline Leukemia, FIV in cats and Heartworms in dogs
  • Annual vaccinations
  • Microchip and registration
  • Spay or neuter surgery (Required)
  • Pet food, while supplies last
  • 6 months worth of parasite preventative medications

RESULTS:

  • Over $300,000 was raised to aid victims of this disaster and future disasters
  • 153 dogs and cats received vaccinations and were spayed or neutered
  • 106 dogs and cats received a Wellness exam which includes vaccinations
  • Transported 253 animals with 6 transports to shelters throughout the country

Zak George visited our outreach efforts in Port Sulphur. Here is his take on our Gulf Coast work.

1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.,  New Orleans, LA 70114  |  Phone: 504.368.5191  -  Fax: 504.368.3710  |  Copyright 2009  -  All Rights Reserved
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