Rescuing Katrina Dogs and Cats

My daughter sent me the following e-mail with the request that I pass it on.

Room Desperately Needed For the Animal Victims of Katrina – Transport Provided to Anywhere

Please feel free to pass on this information everywhere. Every forum, every list, every community.

Contact: Lynda V. at: 203 515 3024 (cell)
Home: 203 227 5308

There is transportation provided, with people ready and waiting, for upwards of 200 dogs and 150 cats so far rescued from the devastation of hurricane Katrina. What these animals need is a place to go. Kennels, boarding, vets offices, shelters with any extra space, foster homes and rescues. Even one or two open kennels would greatly help.

From what we know, all animals have been vaccinated and are in good health considering the conditions. There are dogs and cats of every breed and size. Some are in groups of two, three or four, hailing from the same family, while some are solitary. ANY KENNEL SPACE AVAILABLE CAN CERTAINLY BE USED. These drivers are willing to move these animals ANYWHERE they need to go. Absolutely anywhere.

The current safe houses for these animals are being inundated and some of these pets will have to be euthanized if they are not moved to make room for the incoming animals.


If you know anyone, anywhere, that is willing to take in even one cat or dog, please have them contact Lynda at the information provided below.

They are also asking for ANY kind of donations for the animals – money, food, bedding, water, etc.

Please contact at any time, day or night. These volunteers, rescuers and shelter workers are working around the clock.

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7 responses to “Rescuing Katrina Dogs and Cats”

  1. suzpyoung Avatar

    Is there a link to a list of animals that can be transported to foster care? I’d be able to take a dog or cat.

  2. suzpyoung Avatar

    Did anyone see the black lab trying to swim after the news media on TV last night? They couldn’t (wouldn’t) pick him up. I wish there were some way to find him. The image kept me awake last night.

  3. Mezzanine Avatar

    Thank goodness someone is considering the animals too.

  4. wolverine Avatar

    I -would- take in a dog or two, but I don’t think halfway across the world is a reasonable place to drive to. I hope they all find decent homes, and soon!


  5. joela Avatar

    Thanks for the info, Holly. I was wondering what was happening to the countless number of companions and was dismayed when I heard nothing on the news.

    I’ll pass on the information. Oh! Wanted to let you know I FINALLY found and purchase a copy of Talyn.

  6. ammit Avatar

    Best Friends Pet Care is offering $5 boarding in Houston and Spring, TX (which includes food.) Contact info at:

  7. Kayla LH Avatar

    Anywhere? At any time? Wow. That’s… dedication. In massive amounts.

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