The Effect On Dogs
The oil spill has hit home for many of the residents of Louisiana. Just recently recovering from the aftereffects of Hurricane Katrina, this happens. Many have lost their jobs and can no longer keep their dogs. The local shelters have reached their capacity. Some dogs are being transferred to other animal shelters up north. There is even a special pet retention program that has been created where only $25 will fund the expenses to help families keep their pets.
How You Can Help
- Adopt A Displaced Dog! There are many shelters in the southern Louisiana area that have wonderful dogs for adoption. These shelters have a surplus of animals: St Bernard Parish Animal Shelter Peggy Adams Animal Rescue\ Louisiana SPCA Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
- Donate You can donate funds to the various humane shelters in the gulf. The Humane Society has already donated over 12.5 tons of pet food to shelters here.