August 18, 2016

View Exclusive Photos from Our Louisiana Water Rescue

The ASPCA dispatched its Disaster Response Team to Louisiana this week to conduct water rescues for animals threatened by severe flash flooding spanning East Baton Rouge and Lafayette Parish. View exclusive images from this critical operation below—and please consider making a donation to enable our team to continue to be there for these and other animals in need at a moment’s notice.

The ASPCA’s Disaster Response Team wades into the flood waters in Louisiana.

The ASPCA’s Disaster Response Team wades into the flood waters in Louisiana.

The ASPCA’s Disaster Response Team wades into the flood waters in Louisiana.

The flooding began after three days of record-breaking rain. At least six people have died in the disaster, with approximately 20,000 residents displaced.

The ASPCA’s Disaster Response Team wades into the flood waters in Louisiana.

Our team deployed at the request of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and is working with the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART).

, flood victims visit their animals in a temporary shelter

Here, flood victims visit their animals in a temporary shelter.

Rescued dog

We are working hard and fast to assist animals, like this one, displaced by the flash floods.

rescued dog in the shelter

“We want to give people peace of mind while they cope with this crisis by making sure their pets are safe,” said Dr. Dick Green, Senior Director of Disaster Response for the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response team.

Rescued Puppies

Your help is urgently needed while we continue to care for these and so many other animals in need. Please make a donation today.