brings Tail Wags to Pet Fest to teach children compassion for
November 1, 2009 Over 35 rescue groups
including Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, Best
Friends, Hope for Animals and others set up
booths to help find homes for more than 300 dogs
and cats up for adoption. It was a designated
pet event and Sheila Stroup of the Times-Picaune
described it -”A party where pets bring their
Sear Thousands Of Acres Near Los Angeles
MuttShack Corporate Offices Evacuated
Two major fires and several lesser ones ravaged areas throughout
California over the past few days destroying homes and mandating
evacuations. Spread out of control by winds gusting to 70
miles per hour, over 15 square miles have been scorched, with at
least 10 houses and three dozen mobile homes destroyed and two
Hope for animals
shelter in Thibodaux, LA was completely destroyed during Gustav
when a 60 foot tree crashed down on the structure, fortunately
none of the animals were injured. MuttShack Volunteers
assisted in salvage and cleanup operations. There is an
urgent need for donations for Igloos to accommodate animals for
Shelters in Louisiana Need Help Now Please!
Photo: Mary Karr
- Jarman Photography
With Gustav behind them and Ike
winding it's way to Arkansas and downsizing for the Midwest,
MuttShack Animal Rescue volunteers continue to set up camp
in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, in the town of Denham
Springs and are busy resurrecting the animal shelter that
was devastated by Gustav.
MuttShack At Baton Rouge Pet Evacuation Transport Training
What to do with the family pets when you get the order to
The Pets Evacuation and Transportation
Standards (PETS) Act of 2006 mandates all
state and local emergency plans address the
needs of individuals with household pets and
Amanda St. John, of MuttShack Animal Rescue
the pet transportation partner for the State
of Louisiana said, "We ’re working with
GOHSEP, LSART and the parishes to practice our
evacuation modules and have plans in
place to assure pets are evacuated along with
their owners to keep people and their pets
Amazing Animal Rescue Project !
The Katrina Promise
MuttShack Nominated for Humane
Society of Louisiana Award
When Katrina hit, an incredible group of dedicated volunteers went
to East New Orleans. Despite overwhelming devastation and
hardship they rescued over 3,000 pets. MuttShack operated
a MASH unit, pet shelter and an aggressive dog clinic run by Jim
Crosby, canine aggression specialist.
MuttShack then stayed and lobbied in support of Senator Fontenot's Pets
Act, winning the right for people to evacuate with their pets.
But the crisis is not over
The Act does not provide for all the supplies, equipment and
training that is necessary pre-storm.
Even though people will be evacuated with their pets, supplies and
trained volunteers are still desperately needed. Watch the
video and see how you can play a part.
MuttShack Renews Its Katrina Promise
at the Jefferson Parish Hurricane Summit
Orleans, June 20, 2008
“No animals will be left behind” was the clear message to the
public at the Jefferson Parish Hurricane Summit.
residents attended demonstrations and presentations on State and
Parish preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season at the Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue in Metairie
on Friday, May 30th. Kaye harris
MuttShack Captain Kaye Harris
- Addresses the audience in Jefferson
Four Dogs and Wedding Party
Evacuated by Helicopter from Advancing Sierra Madre Fire
A wedding party for Ken and Julie Grady consisting of 45
people and four pets were asked to shelter in place at Sturtevant Camp;
the party was safely evacuated Sunday morning. When the airlift
came, all pets were evacuated with their humans.
MuttShack Animal Rescue visited the Red cross Shelters and spoke with
several evacuees who had brought their pets.
of MuttShack with Rumbero - Evacuee looking for a steak!
St. Bernard Saved
from Death Row
Was it fate? Who knows,
but whatever made Jessica look on Craigslist this morning must be
the hand of Clunky's guardian angel. There he was, the St. Bernard
she had to give up in college two years earlier. Frantic, Jessica
jumped into her car and drove to Los Angeles from San Diego, only
to find that the previous owners had labeled Clunky aggressive,
and therefore he was not adoptable to the public, only to Rescue
Jessica hugs "Clunky" rescued hours before his euthanasia.
Volunteers in Korea Fight to Rescue Dogs to be
Kept as Pets and not Food
MuttShacker, Young Lee is doing groundbreaking work in South Korea
establishing the first MuttShack dog rescue safe houses in Jang
Yu, South Korea. The houses are staffed by volunteers who
take care of the rescued dogs, socialize them and get them healthy
and then promote them and find them new homes.
Rescuers Rush to Save Goats on Farm
Rescue arrived in time for some, but too late for others
The owner was a rescuer who had taken on many animals and had collected
a large number of unwanted goats, geese, ducks chickens and one Llama
but it appears it all got out of hand when she herself became ill. READ
Dog rescued from California fire
Zone to get new knee
CARR - Jack, a
2-year-old Shiba Inu/dachshund mix rescued after this summer's
California wildfires, can now get a much-needed knee replacement
after a local animal rescue raised enough money for the surgery.
After three weeks,
Animal Sanctuary raised
$2,200 to cover the cost of Jack's surgery, as well as an emergency
surgery required by another dog rescued after the fires, said
sanctuary priesdent Floss Blackburn.
Rare Prosthetic Limb
Surgeon performs rare surgery giving pony a new limb. A pony whose life
was doomed when her leg was irreparably damaged now walks with an
artificial limb. Thanks to Kaye Harris her amazing owner and the unprecedented surgery
by Drs. Rustin Moore and Dr. Vidal of LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
Kaye Harris, ran the MASH triage in New Orleans, at the Lake Castle
School rescuing over 3,000 animals.