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Help Needed after Animal Shelter
Lost in Devastating Blaze

Click Here for Fire Relief Wish List.

Dr. Stacy McCarty of Southwest Animal Hospital (with Ninja.)
Dr. McCarty rushed to the scene of the fire and helped care for close to 2 dozen animals in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy.

On the night of Oct 26th, a devastating fire destroyed our shelter - the former 'Camp Katrina' facility - in Tylertown. The building was the center of our hurricane relief operation 10 years ago, and until a few weeks ago, it housed staff members, cats, dogs and other small animals. Our crew members bravely risked their lives to save 5 dogs, 20 birds, 16 cats and a rabbit. Sadly, 5 cats and a ferret are known to have died, despite heroic efforts to save them.

Over the last difficult weeks, many kind people and businesses have come forward to aid in our recovery, and we are deeply appreciative of the support. We are particularly grateful to our veterinarians and our fellow animal protection groups for stepping up to assist us during this difficult time.

Dr. McCarty of Southwest Animal Hospital rushed to the scene to help us rescue survivors. Our good friends at Spay Mart have cared for feline survivors of smoke inhalation and burns; all of the animals are now on the road to full recovery. Southern Animal Foundation has provided vet care and boarding for 5 feline fire victims; they are still caring for Zydeco, a burn victim in need of ongoing vet care. Zeus' Place took custody of 3 fire victims, including Ford, who healed enough to be adopted and find a forever home. They also took in 9 cats and 3 kittens, who we were unable to house because of the loss of our facility.

We will soon publish a complete list of all the many groups and businesses who have been partners in our recovery over the last few weeks. There are also several businesses collecting donations our behalf - see the list on the right. Several EVENTS and activities have also been scheduled to aid with fire relief, as well. Please join us to support our efforts.

Sadly, 11 cats are still meeting, while a few have been spotted in the area. Trapping and other efforts to recover our missing animals are ongoing. Our heroic crew opened doors and windows to give the animals a chance to escape, and we are hopeful that some of the still-missing animals will come home.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are still accruing vet bills for animal victims of the fire, and we need to replace equipment and supplies lost in the building. We must also put up and maintain temporary buildings and storage units on site to help us get back into operation. This is the first phase of our recovery, before we undertake the massive projects of demolition and reconstruction of our shelter building.

If you can help, please donate HERE or send tax deductible donations to Humane Society of Louisiana, PO Box 740321, New Orleans, LA 70174.


A nightmarish scene has been revealed in Washington parish, where scores of long suffering cats and dogs of all types are being rescued from a hoarding situation.

The Humane Society of Louisiana crew has spent the last several days working with the Sheriff's Department as the seizure was coordinated. Many animals were removed, and we are back on the scene today, rescuing others and capturing animals who were allowed to run at large on the property.

Please DONATE if you can to support this effort. Our costs for vet bills, animal care, rehabilitation and eventual adoption of these poor animals will cost us tens of thousands of dollars. Anything you can do to help would be appreciated.


Breads on Oak, 8640 Oak St, NOLA, 70118

Canine Connection, 4920 Tchoupitoulas, NOLA 70115

Laser Tag of Metairie, 8855 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70003

Natural Pet Care, 3825 Hessmer, Metairie, 70002

No Fleas Market, 4228 Magazine, NOLA 70115

Petco, 5300 Tchoupitoulas St New Orleans, LA 70115

Petco, 1629 Westbank Expressway Harvey, LA 70058

Petco, 3520 Veterans Memorial Blvd Metairie, LA 70002

VCACauseway Animal Hospital, 1315 N Causeway Blvd, Metairie, LA 70001

Zen Pet Retail and Grooming, 4500 Magazine, NOLA 70115

Zeus’s Place, 4601 Freret St. NOLA 70115

Petco, 3535 Perkins Rd Ste 305 Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Petco, 6857 Siegen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Good Dog Legacy, 1027 Village Walk, Covington 70433

Petco 7303 Pinnacle Pkwy, Covington, LA 70433

Selene Eagan-Tingle, State Farm Agent, 2180 N. Causeway Blvd, Mandeville, 70471

Gause Blvd Veterinary Hospital, 2190 East Gause Blvd, Slidell, 70461

The Boot Barn, 127 Northshore Blvd, Ste 2, Slidell, 70460

Dixie Springs Café, 3135 Hwy 31 N, Summit, MS 39666

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Humane Society of Louisiana
PO Box 740321
New Orleans, LA 70174