|Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:23 am
Post subject: Message from Louisiana State Animal Response Team
|LSART / Preparation Links
LOUISIANA STATE ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM 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 the event of an emergency.
PET OWNERS in affected Parishes should be preparing NOW to activate their personal pet evacuation plans.
Neither the State nor LSART will be setting up pet evacuation shelters in the lower half of the state as this may put people and pets in harm's way. For people who do not have any transportation, Parish OEP will be setting up Parish Pick-Up points for assisted transportation and there may be transportation available there for the pets of those families seeking evacuation assistance but NOT for self-evacuators. We stress VERY STRONGLY that this should be a LAST RESORT as capacity may be extremely liimited. Residents who are evacuating are encouraged to locate a boarding facility or a pet-friendly hotel. Information about pet-friendly hotels can be found at Pets Welcome or at Trips with Pets. In addition, many motels relax their normal pet policies during evacuation events. Once you have established where you and your family will be sheltering, you can use on-line yellow pages to try to locate a pet boarding facility in the area.
Register as an LSART Volunteer Online
LSART wants to provide you with the information and resources you need to prepare for emergencies.
LSART has prepared a detailed PowerPoint Style presentation for animal owners. This is a large PDF file. It can be accessed here.
Information for Pet Owners about preparing to care for their pets in an emergency:
Will you Know What to Do & What To Bring?
Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.