As Hurricane Isaac winds down and moves inland it leaves behind a path of flooded terrain and a million homes in Louisiana and Mississippi without power. My heart goes out to the residents of the Gulf Coast who had to endure yet another pummeling by Mother Nature exactly 7 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
As a result of Hurricane Katrina, the SPCA of Texas has a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Lousiana SPCA and the Humane Society in Gulfport, Mississippi that provides for mutual assistance in the case of disasters such as Isaac. The two groups transferred a combined 181 pets (60 dogs + 121 cats) to the Texas shelter while the ASPCA delivered 27 dogs to the Humane Society of Broward County in Florida prior to Hurricane Isaac making landfall.
I send a big "Woof!" of thanks to our southern shelters and rescuers for taking care of all our furry (and not so furry) friends!