Monday, September 05, 2005

For those who were forced to abandon their pets in Louisiana

A friend of mine asked me to post this to get the word out. Feel free to share it with others.

Forward this? Post it on your blogs? The idea is to get as much information out as possible.

There's hope for stranded pets in the New Orleans area. The Louisiana SPCA, New Orleans' animal control agency, has begun rescuing pets from owners houses.

Louisiana SPCA director Laura Maloney said shelter workers follow other agencies and crews through neighborhoods and rescue pets, some that are locked in houses. At the owners' request, "we break in," she said.

Owners have to call or email the operation and give their name and address and information about where the pet is confined.

The hotline number is: 1-225-578-6111. E-mail should be sent to

The hotline already is in effect, Maloney said. "It's busy an awful lot. We are trying to get a bank of telephones"

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