Saturday, June 12, 2010
Plaquemines animal shelter helps those left unemployed by Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Published: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 2:45 PM Updated: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 2:51 PM
It's not just wild animals that have been affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Sue Sampey, president of the Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society, says some three dozen animals have been turned in to the parish shelter since the oil spill -- which is more than usual. On Saturday, officials are holding a pet food giveaway.
The shelter received a donation of 12 tons of dog and cat food, and Sampey hopes the kibble will help folks who were unemployed because of the spill keep their pets.
In the weeks after the spill, one person left three dogs tied to a post at the shelter one night. The dogs were accompanied by a note saying that owner couldn't afford to care for the animals.
Friday, June 11, 2010
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." ~Dr. Seuss
All hands on deck to help our fishermen in need!
We are collecting food and supplies to take to Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Belle Chasse. We are also in discussion with the Plaquemines Health Department and Billy Nungesser's office to determine who else may need some help...
This weekend and next week, we will be collecting items for donation… The immediate need is pet food and litter. PAWS also needs additional items (listed here). It sounds like cleaning supplies would also be very helpful at this point.
Please let us know if you can help. We will come by and pick up whatever you can give or you can drop off at 3101 Prytania Street.
Thanks so much and thanks Sarah, Shirley, Del and Lisa (our wonderful clients) for helping drive this effort as well!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Cat & Dog Items:
- Pet Smart Cat Litter
- Dog Collars (with holes) small, medium and large
- Dog Leashes (good quality nylon)
- Friskies or 9 Lives Cat Food
- Dog & Cat Treats
- Friskies Kitten food
- Rawhide chews
- Pupparoni Treats
- Scratching posts
- Blankets & comforters
- Pet Smart gift certificates
- Dog beds (Kuranda beds preferred)(www.kuranda.com)
- Frontline Fleas & Tick Prevention
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Cotton Balls
- Grooming Tools
- Shredded Paper
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
PAWS Presents "A Night for the Animals" Fundraiser and Gala. July 10, 2010 from 7-11 pm at Parish President Billy Nungesser's Home. Angela Hill is our Mistress of Ceremonies.
Cocktails, Food provided by top New Orleans Restaurants, Silent Auction and Dancing to the Music of Bobby Cure & the Summertime Blues. This is a night you don't want to miss. Tickets are $125.00/single, $200.00/couple. Dress is Cocktail attire.
For information contact Donna@paws4life.org or to to www.paws4life.org for more information about becoming a sponsor or donating to our silent auction.
Monday, June 7, 2010
I have been so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Jessica for the last four years. Last week, she gave me her two months notice and I am so happy for her but sad all at the same time. Of course we have both known that it was going to happen but hearing it from her did not make it any easier. She is starting Nursing School in August and will devote all of her time to her studies.
She is loved and will be missed… I will treasure the weeks ahead like I have treasured her loyalty and commitment to all of us. Meanwhile, I am WORKING her to the bone!