Please Support our 'Fall Fund Drive for Dogs' and Help us Save the Lives of Thousands of Dogs in Need.
The Humane Society of Louisiana, a grassroots, New Orleans based charity, has been helping dogs for more than 25 years. From passing new anti-dogfighting laws or operating pet rescue and adoption programs, we've got a special place in our heart for man's best friend.
We are now working to realize our most ambitious project to date, operating the state's premier and largest no-kill shelter in Mount Hermon, Louisiana, the Enoch J. Donaldson Animal Sanctuary
. Once we have raised needed funds to construct dog housing and fencing at the site, we'll be able to greatly expand our rescue efforts for man's best friend.
We currently save hundreds of dogs from local shelters where they might otherwise be destroyed. The animals are placed through a combination of local adoption efforts and our 'TRANSPUPTATION' program that relocates Louisiana shelter dogs to waiting families and no-kill rescue groups up north. We estimate that with sufficient resources and housing, we could save an additional 2,000 dogs or more per year!!
Funds raised in this drive will be used for fencing, dog yards, dog beds, dog houses, puppy quarantine areas and building supplies. In Phase 2 of Barkitecture, we will design and build eco-friendly, climate controlled indoor/outdoor runs on the property which will open onto large doggie play yards.
Won't you please help us reach our fundraising goal? We recently held our first annual BARKITECTURE
dog house building competition to kick off the drive. Volunteer 'barkitects' collected close to a dozen one-of-a-kind dog houses to help protect dogs at the sanctuary, we are still far from reaching our goal. The dogs are counting on us, so please share and contribute if you can, as you help us reach our goal.
The winners of the Barkitecture competition are as follows, and are featured in the photos below. Our judges had a hard time choosing from among so many great new houses. Thanks SO much to all who participated.
BEST IN SHOW - First Bark & Trust Towers
MOST UNIQUE - Mi Castle es su Caste - Entered for the Humane Society of Louisiana by Barkitects: David Strouse & Leah Moorman
BEST IN SHOW - Mine, Mine! sponsored by Royce Joyce and Barkitect: Jerry Poland
On behalf of man's best friend, thank you for supporting our efforts!! Please continue to support our Fund Drive and spread the world!!BEST IN SHOW:
First Bark & Trust Towers
MINE, MINE! Military style house, sponsored by Royce JoyceMOST UNIQUE:
Mi Case es Su Casa, barkitects David Strouse and Leah Duncan