Katie Bertoglio-Harris via Crowdrise
September 02, 2012
BENEFITING: PLAQUEMINES ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
On August 28, 2012, Hurricane Isaac made landfall in the southeastern most point of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, with winds of 80 mph.
While only a Category 1 storm, Isaac caused wide-spread flooding throughout the Parish and forced hundreds of people from their homes. Dropping more than a foot of rain in some areas, the storm surge over-topped and breached levees across the area.
On August 30, 2012, Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), a no-kill shelter partnered with Plaquemines Animal Control and opened it’s doors as a safe-haven shelter for all of the displaced, lost and abandoned dogs and cats from Plaquemines Parish that have been adversely affected by Hurricane Isaac.
Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is the only no-kill animal shelter for a Parish that spans 780 miles with nearly 23,700 residents.
The mission of Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society is to act as advocates for animals by providing shelter, medical care, and placement into a forever home. PAWS works to enhance the bond between animals and people, and provides, in the shelter and through adoption events and outreach programs, education to the community on responsible pet ownership as well as low-cost spay and neuter services. We envision a community where all animals are valued and treated humanely, one dedicated to ending overpopulation and providing a home for animals in need.
Right now PAWS is working to support the pets in their care and to support the rescue of animals affected by Hurricane Isaac.