April 21, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in a rare and deadly incident. We would like to express our sympathy to the families of the 11 people who were killed in this tragedy. As well as the thousands of families this disaster will impact. The oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico. We have reached out to our partner agencies in all parishes that will be potentially affected by this crisis. At this time we have not been asked to provide any resources or volunteers, but will keep this site updated if that changes. In the meantime, please see below for ways you can help:
Learn about the LA/SPCA's Gulf Coast Companion Animal Relief Program
Hurricanes and the Oil Spill
Click here to learn what NOAA states.
BP and the federal government have established a hotline for volunteers. Please call 1-866-448-5816.
If you want to register to help and receive updates from Volunteer Louisiana click here.
If you have a boat in Louisiana and want to help with the oil spill response, BP is telling volunteers to contact Vince Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-745-8017.
To Stay Informed
For up-to-date information about the spill, please visit http://emergency.louisiana.gov/ and http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com.
To Help Injured Wildlife
Tri-State Bird Rescue has been asked by BP to oversee the wildlife rehabilitation efforts along the coast.
If you find oiled or injured birds, do not remove them from their habitat. Rather, document the location, time, number of animals, your name and the association with which you are affiliated.
To report oiled or injured wildlife, please call 1-866-557-1401.
Please do not attempt to decontaminate or rehabilitate wildlife at home. Animal Control Agencies in Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Orleans, Jefferson and Terrebonne will transport wildlife to a rehabilitation center where trained personnel will aid in decontamination of these fragile species. Please Remember: Self-deployment of non-trained volunteers and spectators will potentially hinder rescue and recovery efforts.
To discuss spill related damage, please call 1-800-440-0858.