Louisiana Animal Shelters Receive Vehicles

The ASPCA and Humane Society of the United States donate customized animal transport vehicles to several Louisiana animal shelters.

Posted: November 01, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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Customized animal transport vehicles will help Louisiana shelters rescue animals affected by Hurricane Katrina. Photo courtesy of the ASPCA. Many companion animals in Louisiana remain homeless in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. To help local animal shelters and rescue groups continue to provide aid to the cats and dogs affected by the hurricane, the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States have donated customized vans to transport the animals.

Shelters receiving the animal transport vehicles include St. John the Baptist Parish Animal Shelter, Lafayette Parish Animal Shelter and PAWS of Placquemines Parish. The vans were customized to meet the individual requirements of each shelter. Each unit will have special animal housing with air-conditioning, as well as larger cabs designed to house equipment. The first van was delivered to St. John the Baptist Parish Animal Shelter in September.

Contributing to this special donation were Mavron, Inc., Deerskin Manufacturing, Inc. and Jones Trailer Company. These companies made the necessary modifications for the vehicles to meet each shelter’s requirements.

For more information on the continuing Hurricane Katrina relief effort for animals, visit the ASPCA website.

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Di    Staunton, VA

11/1/2006 6:16:30 AM

Any animal lover who can should donate to this extraordinary cause. Those of us who are ASPCA Guardians would like nothing more than to have all these beautiful creatures in new warm forever homes.

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