Updates from Gulf coast animal shelters…


MS72.11346898-1-x.jpgAugust 30, 2008—Petfinder.com has member animal shelters in Louisiana and the Gulf coast. We are in touch with these shelters to find out how they are doing and what we can do to help. Here are some of the updates we’ve gotten from shelters scrambling to get ready for Hurricane Gustav:

Member Update from

We are located in Olive Branch, MS at the Northwest corner.
Some of the animal clinics in our area are getting a lot of calls for boarding
of animals from Louisiana. I have checked with a local PetSmart in Memphis and
they are also nearly booked full with reservations.
People are preparing to leave with their pets this time and making provisions for them early. Hopefully everyone will be safe. I am trying to get the media involved to do a story about people coming our way Friday and Saturday.

Vickie with our group works at Olive Branch Animal Clinic.
They are booked full but she is staying after hours on Saturday to get pets
into the boarding facility for the people that can’t make it before noon on
When the storm hits we are hoping to line up other
facilities such as churches to accommodate people and their pets.


Member Update from
Louisiana SPCA

Hi!!This is the Louisiana SPCA.

All of our adoptable animals are being moved to Dallas, and all owned and stray animals are going to Baton Rouge.

Our Web site will have up-to-the-minute info: http://www.la-spca.org/

Many thanks!!!
Louisiana SPCA

Member Update from Atlanta
Humane Society

The Atlanta Humane Society has close to 150 animals being
readied to depart the East Lake Animal Shelter (Jefferson Parish) in New Orleans
at this time. It looks like things could get bad down there from this storm. Good to see so many people working together. Hopefully all of our proactive measure will result in
fewer animals needing assistance after the storm. Good luck to all!

Richard K. RiceMS72.11652898-1-x.jpg,

Vice President and General Manager
Atlanta Humane Society
981 Howell Mill Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318

We will let you know any information we get from the member shelters as the storm progresses.