Supplies for Displaced La Animals

$2,960 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 29 months
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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. 

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Update 4
Posted by Kelly Shutt
29 months ago
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Well y'all, the campaign has come to an end and I am at the airport about to head back to Kevin and the dogs in Ohio. I am still in complete awe about the overwhelming outpouring of support you donors have given this cause, especially considering how many of you have zero ties to Louisiana. I miss my hometown terribly, but I am leaving with my heart full, thanks to you.

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. :)
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Update 3
Posted by Kelly Shutt
29 months ago
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After volunteering at Lamar Dixon this morning, we met up with the president of APAWS (Animal Protection and Welfare Society) to provide some much needed flood relief supplies. We spent over $1,000 on dog food, cat food, litter, collars, leashes, kennels, treats, and puppy formula. You guys are amazing for making this happen. The dogs and cats of APAWS will certainly appreciate your efforts! Thank you all for the amazing support.
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Update 2
Posted by Kelly Shutt
29 months ago
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My dogs seemed to be protesting my departure this morning, but I have a feeling that the dogs of Louisiana will be much happier about my arrival!

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!
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Update 1
Posted by Kelly Shutt
29 months ago
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You guys, I am completely overwhelmed by the support that this campaign has received, and I am particularly heartened to see how many of the donations that came from my out-of-state friends.

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!
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$2,960 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 29 months
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$50
Laurie Reagan
29 months ago
SP
$100
Sarah Pennington
29 months ago

Thank you for doing this Kelly xo

$50
Kate Smith
29 months ago

I trust you'll care for the animals as I would if I could go. Thank you for making the effort and getting your boots on the ground for those who need you and for those of us who cannot go.

LS
$10
Lauren Stevens
29 months ago
$25
Rebecca Torres
29 months ago
CS
$25
Caitlyn Sabrio
29 months ago

Go help those babies!!!

$100
Anonymous
29 months ago
$25
Melanie Jobes
29 months ago
DH
$100
Dottie Haessly
29 months ago

Be careful and have a safe trip

$25
Lisa Skavienski
29 months ago
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