For those looking for a way to help animals displaced by Katrina, this project affiliated with the LSU vet school appears to be a good one (besides the obvious very underfunded Louisiana SPCA):
Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, the Louisiana Animal Control Association, and the Louisiana SPCA to provide shelter and care for those pets that have traveled with their owners from the flooded areas and animals that have been rescued from those areas.
The School's faculty, staff and students are volunteering their time at the Parker Coliseum on the LSU campus and the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, La., where animals are being sheltered. This is not something that will end in a few days. The School will require on-going support from the community.
The animal shelters are in dire need of large crates and cages. The volunteers also need ice, beverages and food. Other animal supplies, such as food, cat litter, pooper scoopers, vaccines, antibiotics, bandages, and catheters are also welcome and needed. Monetary donations can be made to the Louisiana Veterinary
Medical Association by calling 1-800-524-2996 or
225-928-5862. You can also download a donation form at the LVMA website at
or send a check or money order made payable to the Dr.
Walter J. Ernst, Jr. Veterinary Memorial Foundation,
8550 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 1001, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. (Ed. For those preferring to send gift cards instead of cash they can use cards from PetSmart, Petco, Target....all of the major stores.)
The School of Veterinary Medicine, along with state and local animal organizations, wants to do our part by caring for as many animals as possible. Please help us in our efforts. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians who want to volunteer assistance can contact Dr. David Senior at the School of Veterinary Medicine at 225-578-9551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-veterinary volunteers can contact the School of Veterinary Medicine at 225-578-9900. Thank you for your support.
Michael G. Groves, DVM
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-9900
Fax: (225) 578-9916