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.
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
- 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.