MANDEVILLE, La. (WGNO) — The floods that left thousands of people without a home put thousands of pets in the same situation. Hundreds of them were rescued and are being housed by the Saint Tammany Humane Society. Many of the animals were already up for adoption at animal shelters that flooded. Others were strays found in the flood water’s path.
Taking care of the animals costs hundreds of dollars. They all require shots, food, and shelter. It’s a surprise expense that wasn’t part of the STHS budget.
So Wednesday evening, the shelter’s friends gathered at the Barley Oak pub on Lakeshore Drive in Mandeville for a fundraiser. People could donate cash or pet supplies. They could also adopt animals that needed a home or provide foster care for others while shelter workers wait for their owners to come forward.
If you’d like information on the animals or would like to help the shelter with a donation, more information is available on the St. Tammany Humane Society’s website.