Louisiana Love August 19 2016

Josh Pettit

If you look very closely, you'll see the poor pittie, left chained, nearly swallowed up by the waters that are currently flooding Louisiana right now. Were it not for the heroes who spotted and saved her, she would be gone.

She's a lucky girl but there are a lot of lives that still need saving and after this catastrophe, rebuilding. Rescue groups like the Villalobos Rescue Center are doing their best to help but there are SO many in need that even the heroes, need saving.

So here's your chance to be a hero! This is a list from the site, www.nolo.com. There are lots of small rescues and shelters that need YOU to pull with them so that they can pull Louisiana up out of the water and into a sunnier future. Every dollar counts so don't be shy!


Companion Animal Alliance, Baton Rouge's city animal shelter

  • Status: "The animals here at CAA are safe and sound," reads a recent Facebook update, "but many owners and pets have been displaced. Our shelter took in 90 evacuee animals and are expecting more." 
  • Where: 2680 Progress Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70807
  • What they need: Leashes, pet treats, pet food, dog toys, cash donations, temporary fosters until transportation is available Wednesday, Aug. 17
  • How to help: Donations can be made in person or online by clicking here. Donations can also be mailed directly to the shelter. 

Tangi Humane Society, a privately run shelter

  • Status: Flooded. The shelter's GoFundMe page gives this update: "The shelter was consumed by fast rising river water, and we had to evacuate all of the animals. Tangi operates on a donation-only basis, and needless to say, they have lost everything."
  • Where: 46219 River Road, Hammond
  • What they need: Supplies and a place to temporarily store them, plus bottled water, bleach, shovels, large trash bags, Shop Vacs, blowers and rubber gloves.
  • How to help: Donations can be made through its website, a GoFundMe account or directly via PayPal by using the email tangihumane@gmail.com.The society also has an Amazon Wish List. By making purchases on Amazon, needed items will be sent directly to the shelter. 

Denham Springs Animal Shelter

  • Status: Flooded. The shelter's GoFundMe page gives this update: "The dedicated staff and volunteers fought to save as many animals as possible from the flood waters, eventually having to unlatch the kennel doors and let the dogs swim out and climb onto the roof. The rescue efforts saved many animals, but the shelter is in need of rebuilding and repairs after the flood waters recede. The cattery is totally demolished, and the kennel area and office space are severely damaged."
  • What they need: A dry, safe place to store supplies, fosters and supplies. 
  • How to help: Those looking to foster a Denham Springs pet can fill out an application through Animal Rescue New Orleans by clicking here. Donations can also be made via the GoFundMe account, which PetCo is matching dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. The shelter also has an Amazon Wish List. By making purchases on Amazon, needed items will be sent directly to the shelter. 

Lamar Dixon Expo Center, temporary shelter

  • Status: Being used as a shelter for animals and people. 
  • What they need: Volunteers, hay, buckets, brooms, cleaning supplies, cat litter, plastic litter boxes, pet food for dogs, cats and horses.
  • How to help: Drop off donations to be delivered there at 921 Rue La Cannes Drive, Luling, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations can also be hand-delivered. 

Zeus' Place

  • Status: Housing more than 60 pets that were evacuated from flooded shelters
  • What they need: Cat carriers, clay littler, square litter boxes, canned cat  and kitten food. Also, fosters or adoptive pet parents. 
  • How to help: Drop those items at 4601 Freret St., New Orleans, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

Louisiana Bobcat Refuge

Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter

  • Status: Serving as a back-up site for the LASPCA to manage the number of animals affected by flooding. 
  • What they need: Leashes, pet treats, pet food, dog toys, cash donations, temporary fosters. 
  • How to help: Donate online. Items can also be mailed directly. 
  • Where: Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, 1869 Ames Blvd., Marrero, LA 70072

• Livingston SPCA

  • Status: At least 75 percent of pet foster homes, supplies and medicine have been flooded.
  • What they need: Donations and foster parents. 
  • How to help: Donate online or go to the PetCo at 1653 Millerville Road, Baton Rouge, on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to donate or sign up as a pet foster parent.