Louisiana Animal Update, Sept. 10

Companion animal rescue teams composed of the Humane Society of the United States and Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals personnel are dispatched daily to New Orleans from the Lamar Dixon Expo Center to rescue animals that have been abandoned or are stranded in houses. Rescue teams returned with 350 animals yesterday (Sept. 9).  Presently there are 325 horses stabled at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center and a total of 3,118 small companion animals housed at the nine shelters across Louisiana.

The Louisiana Animal Rescue and Recovery Incident Command Center has been activated. The telephone number of the ICC is 225\925-3980 or 225\389-0436.

The Incident Command Post is located at the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Building, Animal Health Services, located at 5825 Florida Boulevard., Baton Rouge, LA 70806. The telephone number is 225\925-3980.

All inquiries about animal rescue and recovery operations and volunteering may be made through this hotline: 888\773-6489.

Monetary donations to the cause may be made by accessing the website www.lvma.org  to the Dr. Walter J. Ernst, Jr., Veterinary Medical Foundation.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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