Good morning,GaDaH is planning to send around 8,000 pounds of cat and some dog food down to Louisiana or anywhere that is needed, hopefully next week.I was wondering if there was anyone who is in a position to accept and ensure fair and distribution is allocated where needed.I am still working on getting it down there, I am located in Maine and have a shuttle bus which we are loading up, but need to find a driver, or maybe someone to meet me half way in VA to cross-load and take down. I also have someone donating 40 dog food bowls and around 60 leashes and will still try to see what else we can gather up.
I am in several FB groups in regards to IDA, but want to make sure that the food goes to where is needed.I also could "possibly" bring some dogs back to transfer into rescue as I do have some kennels open and also communal areas.
Hi @Jenny CopeThanks for your time and generosity - 1. Have you been in touch with LA SPCA (new orleans)? https://www.louisianaspca.org/hurricane-ida/#
If you are with an animal control agency, humane sheltering organization or rescue group and have capacity to receive animals or provide trained/certified responders, please email email@example.com. Please do not self-deploy. Todd Cramer, Lead Incident Coordinator @firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can accept displaced animals: LA SPCA Animal Acceptance Offer of Support: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNgdmEJIHW_XA_Av-aYUpidXTA5PUzWgg6obzX_rZ0BCL1Dw/viewform (Thank you for your offer to help our colleagues at the Louisiana SPCA and their partners impacted by Hurricane Ida. Please complete this survey if you are the decision maker for an animal shelter or rescue group that can accept animals impacted by the storm.)If you can deploy trained emergency response/team/field equipment: LA SPCA Emergency Response Team Offer of Support: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDBC47sts11A2lYkWK7CpNDbx2R52txmoTKFQuQG3XkZsQ4g/viewform (Thank you for your offer to aid the communities impacted by Hurricane Ida. Please complete this survey if you are the decision maker for deploying an Emergency Response Team. With any disaster response effort, there will be a variety of critical needs ranging from emergency animal sheltering to field response.)2. Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART): https://www.lsart.org/contact-us.pmlBaton Rouge, LA 708091-225-928-58623. Humane Society of Louisiana: https://humanela.org/ 1-888-6-HUMANEarticle: https://www.katc.com/news/covering-louisiana/animals-in-need-after-hurricane-idaVolunteers with vans or trucks and access to gas, who are willing to drive needed supplies to impacted areas will be urgently needed in the days ahead, as shipments of supplies arrive. They should contact HSLA at email@example.com. Announcements for additional volunteer needs will be made on the group's Facebook page and or web site.4. Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) Contacts: http://gohsep.la.gov/ABOUT/PARISHPAAny particular parish you are looking to serve? *If you are from a parish outside of Orleans and need assistance with your pet, visit this website to find the contact info relative to your parish.5. I'd also strongly encourage you to contact Human-based service organizations: - Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/local/louisiana/get-help/hurricane-ida-red-cross-response.html I've heard the two biggest human shelters are in Baton Rouge and Alexandria - Catholic Charities: https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/help-for-victims-of-hurricane-ida/ 6. Transport tool: Doobert: https://www.doobert.com/app/animal-shelters-in-disaster-mode
Thank you!!!Good luck getting down there.
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