Friday, July 23, 2010

Thanks to BP and the Financial Havoc Caused by them in Louisiana, Many Family Cats, Dogs, etc. Have Been Abandoned: Here’s How You Can Help

To immediately see what you can do to help, visit the website for the Louisiana SPCA at http://la-spca.org/Page.aspx?pid=509 which is the link the story below sends people to.

Or, as stated at their site, “If you would like to contribute by check, please make check payable to LA/SPCA (Disaster Relief) and mail to: 1700 Mardi Gras Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70114” http://la-spca.org/Page.aspx?pid=509

Here is the first paragraph from the Louisiana SPCA that explains their situation.

"The BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on April 21, 2010 has had a devastating effect on residents from the coastal parishes of Southeast Louisiana. Families are struggling to meet basic needs and as a result Animal Shelters have experienced an increase in owner’s relinquishing their pets. Knowing the physical and mental health benefits of having pets as well as the negative impact of relinquishing a family pet; this program aims to provide short term support for families in jeopardy of relinquishing their pet."

If you would like to contribute by check, please make check payable to LA/SPCA (Disaster Relief) and mail to: 1700 Mardi Gras Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70114

Article:

Oil Spill: Gulf Pets Abandoned As Owners Can No Longer Afford To Care For Their Animals (VIDEO)


Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan Posted: 07-15-10 01:33 PM

When people think of the animals affected by the oil spill, tragic images of crude-coated sea turtles and pelicans come to mind. The unseen animal victims of the oil spill are the hundreds of Gulf pets that are overflowing area animal shelters, as their owners -- left unemployed by the BP oil spill -- are forced to give them up, unable to afford caring for them.

CNN reports from Louisiana, showing the heartbreaking scene of countless puppies and kittens torn from their families, and facing euthanasia if homes are not found. The Louisiana SPCA is even forced to send animals to other states, as there just isn't enough room to house all of the orphaned pets.

While the SPCA recently set up a donation-based fund to support out-of-work fisherman with pet food and veterinary care , they still don't have enough money to help everyone. Ana Zorilla of the SPCA thinks that BP should pay to support pets that are being forced out of their homes as a consequence of the oil spill. For families already confronted with the loss of their livelihood and struggling to support themselves as a result, having to say goodbye to the family pet is just "one more blow on top of everything else," she says.

GO HERE - http://la-spca.org/Page.aspx?pid=509 to help Gulf pets stay with their families. - http://la-spca.org/Page.aspx?pid=509

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