(from the Humane Society of Louisiana) – The Humane Society of Louisiana, whose members have recently responded to more than a half-a-dozen emergencies involving kittens thrown into traffic, is launching a community-wide donation drive to help raise funds for a recent survivor, whose leg was shattered in several places. A black kitten was rescued from the elevated expressway last Thursday, between the Barataria and Ames Blvds, in Marrero. X-rays revealed that the kitten suffered a shattered back leg.
To pay for the medical care of the kitten which is expected to possibly include the leg’s amputation, the Humane Society is asking cat and animal lovers to pitch in what they can. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the Cat Hospital, during normal business hours, online at www.humanela.org or by sending a check or money order to the Humane Society at P.O. Box 740321, New Orleans, LA 70174. All donations are tax deductible.
“We hope that we will exceed our goal of $1,000, so that we can have a surplus of funds available for future victims of abuse and abandonment, ” says Jeff Dorson, HSL Director, who personally responded to several of the emergency calls. “We will be contacting area businesses to see if they can chip in or even coordinate an in-store promotion that will help us raise funds and awareness for this on-going problem,” adds Dorson.
Besides financial assistance, the Humane Society is also seeking all cat-related supplies. Donations of cat litter, canned and dry cat food, toys and treats can also be dropped off at the Cat Hospital through next Monday, July 1st. Media representatives are invited to contact the Humane Society to speak with a representative at 901-268-4432 or the Cat Hospital to view the cat, where he is staying, at 504-837-6137.
The Humane Society of Louisiana is one of the state’s largest animal protection organizations. For more information, please visit their website at www.humanela.org or call them at 1-888-6-HUMANE.