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Hurricane Isaac Response: ASPCA on the Ground

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 5:00pm
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As you know, exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Isaac is devastating Gulf Coast communities. Waist-high flooding has forced thousands to evacuate their homes, and as first responders work to rescue people stranded by the storm, the ASPCA is planning rescue operations for stranded and imperiled animals.

The ASPCA’s response to this crisis is only just beginning and is evolving by the minute, but we have taken the following measures:

  • Our top experts are working closely with the Louisiana State Animal Response Team to plan and execute rescue.
  • We’re deploying responders to conduct door-to-door rescue of animals in flooded or abandoned homes.
  • We’re assisting a Louisiana animal shelter facing flooding.
  • We are supplying boats and other equipment for critical water rescue missions.
  • We transported animals from a Mississippi shelter to make room for possible Isaac victims.

If you’re seeking a way to help, you can make a gift to the ASPCA here. The ASPCA relies on the support of compassionate people like you to conduct rescues like this one and to assist animals facing other crises.

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lyn

Income Statement (FYE 12/2010)
REVENUE
Total Contributions $111,344,562
Program Service Revenue $13,553,211
Total Primary Revenue $124,897,773
Other Revenue $8,196,341
TOTAL REVENUE $133,094,114

EXPENSES
Program Expenses $88,221,029
Administrative Expenses $5,695,834
Fundraising Expenses $25,768,307
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $119,685,170

Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $13,408,944

Net Assets $188,024,402

Compensation of Leaders (FYE 12/2010)
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$510,464 0.42% Edward J. Sayres President & CEO

Teresa

A shout out to the ASPCA & the Louisiana State Animal Response Team
for the wonderful work that you are doing. I wish that I could be there to lend a hand. Blessings on you all!
Teresa:a member of the Connecticut State Animal Response Team

Ina

I would like to know if this comment is true: is ASPCA a no kill agency? I sent money to you and I know that people working there are wonderful, but the question is the agency's policies: to kill or not to kill. BC the animals saved should be sent to no kill shelters. Otherwise, why would you bother to jeoperdize people's life saving animals if they are going to kill shelters. This is very sad, if true.
I also would like to know if and how this can be improved: I would never leave my best friend, my dog, behind, especially when she needs me. So I feel for people forced to leave their loved ones behind. How can we help, how can ASPCA help to change that retro law?

Manel

I have given donations to ASPCA when ever I could. I read various articles about the way they have been working very hard and managed to help and rescue so many innocent and helpless animals from harmsway. I still believe that ASPCA is doing a wonderful job by helping and protecting defenseless animals. I hope they will be able to help and save as many animals as possible this time as well who are been affected by the hurricane Issac. Please god protect those innocent animals who have no voice of their own to defend.

Serena Hale

Actually the only people who knows who a individual
really is is God and Crist.

All else that I can say is that each person can
do right in their life in any way as long
it is actually rightouse.Anyone that respects
life wheather it be creature or human life
or even if they don't have respect for either
that individual knows who they are and
one day when apocolypse comes and the people
from heavan show up, it is going to be revealed
out loud to everyone on earth and from heavan
who each human individual is and what they
have all done in their lifetime.

Serena Hale

Actually the only people who knows who a individual
really is is God and Crist.

All else that I can say is that each person can
do right in their life in any way as long
it is actually rightouse.Anyone that respects
life wheather it be creature or human life
or even if they don't have respect for either
that individual knows who they are and
one day when apocolypse comes and the people
from heavan show up, it is going to be revealed
out loud to everyone on earth and from heavan
who each human individual is and what they
have all done in their lifetime.

Laura Umphenour

People who generally make these comments "Will the dogs actually be rescued or will be be hauled off to Houston or some other death camp to be killed? It is great publicity for your organization to solicite donations to add more lining to your deep pockets. Shame on you. While small rescues and shelters struggle to really help you kill."...are generally people who work for Humane Watch and want to discredit the Animal Welfare groups. They need to be ignored and not given any credit to. Humane Watch is funded by persons with agenda's and Corporations that want to continue inhumane treatment of animals. ASPCA and HSUS both came to Missouri when we had the floods and the BIG Joplin, MO tornado and did wonderful things for us. Not only help adopt out hundreds of animals but helped to take the Joplin killing pound from a gassing facility to a more humane euthansia facility. Missouri is home to Puppy Mills and the state with 1500 breeders in it. Many of them Commercial Breeders. ASPCA and HSUS is bringing attention to these horrible places and Humane Watch does nothing but try to tear down them.

Kamille Grace

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL THAT YOUR FOUNDATION DOES TO CARE FOR NEGLECTED, NEEDY & ABUSED ANIMALS......MANY BLESSINGS & THANKS!

Therese Lambert

I want to thank you all for the awesome work you do in helping to provide safety and refuge for all animals. YOU are the true heroes in my book. THANK YOU . . . THANK YOU . . . THANK YOU!!! :)

Jill Mortimer

i am astounded at the negative remarks made by some people. What a pity YOU don't get up and do something for the animals. There is no way that the ASPCA or PETA "line their pockets". They work tirelessly to help all animals.There just are not enough good homes for the MILLIONS of animals that are abandoned, ill-treated - whatever. The law states that animals must be rescued with owners. However, don't forget that there are literally thousands of animals that are neglected, ill-treated and abandoned. The farm animals are even worse off, as there is little hope for them. Many people are doing everything they can.

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