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.