A very special delivery for Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and Pueblo Animal Services! We are happy to be able to offer assistance to Acadiana Animal Aid in Lafayette, LA, our long-time transfer partner, during this difficult time. We took in 38 dogs - HSPPR took 21 dogs and PAS 17 dogs - via private plane from shelters in coastal Louisiana parishes. They were not strays from the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, but rather dogs that were already available for adoption. By transferring them to shelters like ours, these communities are able to free up space for the strays and evacuees from Hurricane Harvey. Acadiana Animal Aid tells us they are trying to make as much room as possible as many Louisiana parishes are on pre-evacuation notice. They are also assisting with the emergency needs in the Houston area, and they expect those needs to increase as the days go on.
See more pictures on our HSPPR and PAS Facebook pages!
It’s common practice for shelters to transport adoptable pets to partner shelters during a disaster to free up space for evacuated pets in need of sheltering. You may recall we utilized our rescue partners during the Colorado wildfires to make space at the shelter.
The dogs are all settling in at the shelter, and will receive medical and behavior evaluations. We hope to have them available for adoption in a few days. You can see all of our adoptable animals in need of loving new homes at www.hsppr.org/adopt.
At this time, we are not in need of any additional food or blankets, but you can donate toward the care of the dogs at www.hsppr.org/donate. Thank you to all who have made such generous gifts, especially El Pomar Foundation’s Freda Hambrick Fund for awarding us a $5,000 grant specifically to help care for these adorable dogs. Your generosity is appreciated!