2020 gets off to a good start for 41 dogs who will get a second chance to a better life. Just the other day staff and volunteers with the Louisiana Humane Society pulled a total of 41 dogs from St. Mary, Catahoula, Acadia, Iberia, and Ascension parishes and drove them in a transport van to the Humane Society of Missouri, where they will all be adopted. The group actually organizes more than 50 transports a year to their no-kill partners in other states.
Why Do We Still Need The Program
The mass transport of dogs and cats that was started in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to get them out of harm’s way The program continues to this day as a regular practice for most humane organizations in the southern states. After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita tens of thousands of dogs and cats were hauled long-distances to other humane organizations to get them out of flooded areas, according to the Humane Society of Louisiana However, the practice, now close to 15 years old, remains in place in the state of Louisiana, where the problems of pet overpopulation continue to plague some of the poorest regions of the country. Our state lags far behind other states and continues to house and euthanize tens of thousands of animals each year. To reduce pet overpopulation, the Humane Society of Louisiana, encourages pet owners to spay and neuter their pets.
“We hope that more pet owners will sterilize their dogs and cats this year so we can reduce the number of animals in our shelters, but until that happens we’ll continue coordinating these life-saving transports,”Jeff Dorson, HSL Director.
How You Can Help
In 2002 the Humane Society in Louisiana created the Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council and the Animal Friendly license plate, which you can buy through any Department of Motor Vehicle Office. Proceeds from the sale of each plate supports low-cost spay/neuter programs throughout the state.
The Humane Society of Louisiana also accepts donations which can be made online through its website at www.humanela.org or through its PayPal account [email protected]. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, please visit its website at www.humanela.org or its page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HumaneLA/?epa=SEARCH_BOX.