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MuttShack Animal Rescue. New Orleans Triage Center for hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Disaster Preparedness, Volunteer Animal Disaster Training. "Create MuttShack foster homes for abandoned and abused animals. Rescue, rehabilitate, and nurture them back to health and find them new quality forever homes. Stop killings of about 9.6 million healthy animals yearly in overcrowded shelters by fostering, re-homing, spaying and neutering." Amanda St. John, Founder.

April 26, 2006

Emergency Meeting to Prepare for Hurricane Season


With less than four weeks to hurricane season, many shelters, parishes, vet offices and boarding kennels still don’t have evacuation plans in place to move their animals to safety.

Shelters have been rebuilding as best they can and are handling very heavy animal traffic. Additionally organizations lack money for crates, pods, transport etc.

Dr. Renee Poirrier, Animal Rescue and Evacuation for the LA State Vet’s Office is holding a meeting to partner Humane Organizations with local parishes, shelters, boarding kennels, etc. through Memoranda of Understanding.

This goes for any Humane Organization who is able to assist in preparation and/or evacuation, sponsorships, finance, donations.

Local parishes and organizations benefit greatly by partnering with organizations. They provide assistance, resources, and volunteers.

Reciprocally the Humane Organizations obtain standing to be here during disasters as they are then legitimized and included in the official FEMA evacuation programs.

LA State Senator Julie Quinn graciously provided a spectacular venue at short notice, the beautiful Astro Crowne Plaza Hotel, in New Orleans.

The meeting is this coming Saturday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m., Astro Crown Plaza Hotel, 739 Canal Street. LA 70130.

If you feel you can help in any way, with ideas, evacuation plans, shelter facilities, transport, and supplies --- or need help with evacuating your animals during a disaster in the LA, MS area, please attend.


Meeting to get Memoranda of Agreement with “pre-partnered” humane organizations on-file and accounted for in the federal plans.”

We hope to get a representative from every parish to attend. Please forward this invitation!

Speaker: Dr. Renee Poirrier
Animal Rescue and Evacuation
LA State Veterinary Office

This coming Saturday, April 29th
At: 7:00 p.m.
Astro Crown Plaza
739 Canal St. 70130.

Amanda St. John
MuttShack Animal Rescue


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