I started this page to bring attention to issues facing Pets. Right now there is a situation that is affecting many dogs in the Southern United States. That issue is “Barry”. If we have learned anything from past hurricanes, we learned that it is often pets that are affected the worst. Many families are forced to evaucuate and don’t have the ability to take their pets. It is easy to say I would never leave my pet; however we don’t know peoples circumstances so I just try not to judge them. The issue now is helping the dogs that get abandoned. The best way to do that is to donate to great organizations int that area. I am extremly partial to one of the areas resuces. http://www.vrcpitbull.com/ Please check out their website and make a donation, send supplies or adopt one of their existing rescues so that they have room for new animals. Below is a list of other locations in the area that could greatly use your help. Animal Rescue New Orleans 271 Plauche St., Harahan, (504) 571-1900; www.animalrescue- neworleans.org ARNO rescues abandoned and homeless domestic animals, provides medical treatment and finds adoptive homes for them. Adoption fees are $100 for cats and $150 for dogs and include spaying/neutering, immunizations, microchipping, combo testing for cats and heartworm treatment if needed. Donations of dry dog and cat food, plastic grocery bags and newspapers are needed. Adoption hours: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily Humane Society of Louisiana (888) 648-6263; www.humanela.org The New Orleans-based nonprofit animal protection agency rescues abused and neglected animals and works with animal welfare agencies, law enforcement and individual citizens to find them homes. The agency also educates children and adults about responsible pet ownership. Adoption fees are $125. Cash donations are needed for the no-kill sanctuary where rescued animals are rehabilitated for adoption, and donations of items that can be raffled at fundraisers also are needed. Contact email@example.com for more information. Humane Society of New Orleans 4734 Magazine St., (504) 322-3938; www.humaneneworleans.org The nonprofit animal welfare advocacy group specializes in helping abused and neglected animals. It offers pet adoptions, a foster program, wildlife mitigation services and low-cost spay/neuter. Adoption fees average $125. Adoptions are by appointment. Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter 1 Humane Way, Jefferson, (504) 736-6111; 1869 Ames Blvd., Marrero, (504) 349-5111 The group has shelters in Jefferson on the East Bank and Marrero on the West Bank. The shelter saves vulnerable animals and provides medical care, adoptions and education programs. The adoption fee is $67 and includes spaying or neutering, worm treatment, microchipping and vaccinations. The shelter needs donations of towels and peanut butter. Adoption hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.