LOUISIANA STATE ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM
LSART has activated for to assist affected Parishes for Hurricane Ike. Most Parishes are handling their own needs and not having to turn to the State for help. Louisiana citizens with concerns about animal issues should contact their Parish OEP or Animal Control Officers.
Please see the Hurricane Ike page
for more information added about new shelters opened on 9/13.
page last updated
September 14, 1 p.m.
HELP US HELP LOUISIANA ANIMALS IN DISASTERS
on our new secure donation page
(provided courtesy of Veterinary Information Network)
Your donations help LSART continue planning and training excercises between declared disasters.
Planning and training is what has made the evacuation of pets from all 12 coastal parishes and sheltering in the northern part of the state so successful.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO SECURE DONATION PAGE
Update on LSART equine/EHSP activities (9/4/2008)
PET EVACUATION PLAN PROVES SUCCESSFUL. STATE-EVACUATED PETS RETURNED TO THEIR COMMUNITIES.
Please see our Hurricane Gustav page under History to read about it.
Also See our Gustav Sheltering Photo Album.
Great NEW photos added 9/10!
Temporary shelter established in Baton Rouge for pets of those who have been displaced from their homes. Noah's Wish is helping to set this shelter up. The State of Louisiana will provided shelter and care for all displaced pets until conditions allow them to return home.
LSART AND THE CITIZENS OF LOUISIANA WANT TO EXTEND A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS:
ASPCA, AMERICAN HUMANE, NOAH'S WISH, HSUS, IFAW, CODE 3 ASSOCIATES, UAN/EARS, NACA AND SAWA and the Louisiana Department of Corrections.
For more information about these partners' roles and progress with re-unification,
please see our News page.
For EQUINE Only
EHSP/LSART has set up the following phone number
to request help for EQUINE ONLY needs, or to report needs.
This number is NOT for information, only to report needs.
At this time EHSP/LSART does not need donations of materials.
If you wish to make a cash donation, please consider donations to LSART through the Dr. Walter J. Ernst, Jr Veterinary Memorial Foundation .
OR CLICK HERE TO MAKE A SECURE ON-LINE DONATION.
LSART DOES NOT NEED NEW VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK AFTER OUR POST-STORM ASSESSMENT. OWING TO LACK OF SERVICES IN BATON ROUGE WE DO NOT NEED LSART VOLUNTEER FORMS TO BE SUBMITTED AT THIS TIME. We do not need Search and Rescue Volunteers at this time.
Animal Owners who need help with Search and/or Rescue are asked to contact their local Parish Animal Control Officers. All Search and Rescue activities are being coordinated at the Parish level Animal Control.
Important Information for Veterinarians: Please check in with the LVMA Office or LSART if you have urgent needs for supplies or emergency aid post-event.
See our News page for more breaking news on Ike.
NEW Message Board - Read and contribute hurricane information.
LSART reminds Animal Owners and Animal Facility Owners
that they must take responsibility for preparing to evacuate
or care for the animals in their care in event of an emergency.
Please see our animal owners page for tips on getting prepared!
Parish Planners can go to our Planning Resources pages for more help on making local emergency plans.
To make a donation:
Please download the form "Disaster Relief Contribution Form" and submit to the LVMA/WJE Foundation office.
8550 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 1001
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 408-4422 (fax)
LSART DOES NOT NEED NEW VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BCK AFTER OUR POST-STORM ASSESSMENT.
LSART is an all-volunteer organization, affliated with the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry to provide assistance and leadership in animal-related disasters at the Parish level and at the state level ESF-11. Our mission is planning for and response to animals in emergencies.