Did You Know hOW You Can Help Pets in the Flooded Louisiana  

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 17, 2016 / comments

Merton Miller writes, "Just got off the phone with the manager at St. Tammany Humane shelter and I broke down at first. Asked her what immediate needs were..dog and cat food and kitty litter and blankets. I'm going to try for a trip tomorrow..about 40 miles away. Keep it up my friends."

The US Coast Guard and other first responders rescued more than 20,000 people over the weekend. Civilians helped out in some cases. In one remarkable example captured on video, David Phung pulled a woman and her dog from her car after it had plunged underwater.

Stats: Rescues: More than 20,000
Rainfall: 20 inches over the weekend in the Baton Rouge area
Homes, businesses without power: 40,000
People living in shelters: 12,000
Parishes expected to be declared disaster areas: 30

Merton Lives in LaPlace, Louisiana and is from Meridian, Mississippi.  

The Story
As you may have seen on national news, a lot of Louisiana is under water right now. While the humans have RedCross and such, the pets don't have a lot. The shelters are overcrowded with rescues and running out of supplies. These little pups and cats swam in flood waters to try and survive. I'm trying to raise a little bit to help the shelters and the 1 or 2 fosters I'm going to take in. I have 4 rescues in my home already, what's another 1 or 2. I must be nuts...


St. Tammany Humane Society 
Address: 20384 Harrison Ave, Covington, LA 70433
(985) 892-7387