Supplies for Displaced La Animals
$2,960 of $2,000 goal
I am headed to Louisiana this weekend to visit family and I'm itching to help the displaced animals in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. Being pregnant, I'm limited in how much I can volunteer at the shelters, since I can't lift anything over 20 lbs and I shouldn't be exposed to chemicals.
So, I'm setting up a fund so that I can buy supplies and donate them to the shelters in need. Dog and cat food, metal bowls, collars and leashes, wire kennels, etc. are still needed. I'll post pictures of the process so that everyone can see their donations making their way to the animals who need them.
Here's a breakdown of how your donations were used:
We raised a total of $2,960, which amounted to $2,707.38 after the fees. We spent $1,072.69 on supplies for APAWS and the animals at Lamar Dixon, which included: cat food, puppy formula, puppy pads, crates, bully sticks, leashes and collars, cat litter, litter boxes and Elizabethan collars.
I had about $1635.00 left, and Dr. Johanna Ecke helped me identify a great place to funnel those resources. Livingston Parish Animal Shelter, which is the headquarters for animal-related flood relief in the parish, was overwhelmed in the aftermath of the flooding and was being overlooked. They were completely out of microchips, and I couldn't think of a better of cause to allocate the remaining funds. Yesterday, I sent 300 (!) microchips to the shelter, totaling $1,635. Because of you guys, animals that are routed through the system at Livingston are far less likely to end up displaced again.
Thank you again for your support. I love you Louisiana, and I love each and every one of you. :)
I've been talking with my wonderful vet from Nola, who is helping me coordinate getting much-needed medical supplies to animals in Livingston parish. When we talked last night, bottles, formula, tarps, cat carriers, needles, vaccines and eye ointments were all much needed for displaced dogs and cats in the area. I'll keep everyone posted!
The needs of the animal welfare orgs are constantly changing, so I won't know until tomorrow night where your donations will be most impactful. I promise to keep everyone updated as things progress!