Cats Protection Inverurie
Hurricane Katrina

Photo by Troy Snow -- Best Friends Animal Society
Photo by Troy Snow -- Best Friends Animal Society

Update - An estimated 200,000 animals are still in New Orleans left by their owners who were forced to leave the hurricane battered and flooded city.

Read Dayna's personal account of her time with ARNO in November 2005 - A Journal Of My Work With Animal Rescue New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina is not only a human tragedy.

How can we help animal survivors of Hurricane Katrina?
What can we do to reunite hurricane victims with their beloved pets?

  • Donate money, pet food or supplies
  • Consider adopting a pet left homeless from this disaster
  • Think about providing a foster home for a temporarily displaced pet
  • Volunteer

Below is a list of organizations aiding in animal rescue and care in such disasters as Katrina. Their needs include seeking donations, volunteers, foster and/or adoptive families for these beloved companion animals.

Animal Rescue
New Orleans


Volunteers Required


The Cat Fanciers Association


ASPCA - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals -

Best Friends Animal Society - Donate

Noah's Wish - Donate

American Humane Association - Donate

The Humane Society of the United States - Donate

North Shore Animal League America -

United Animal Nations - is working on a comprehensive database to aid pets affected by Hurricane Katrina, including a photo listing of all rescued pets. If you or someone you know is searching for a lost pet, be sure to visit this website.

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is currently caring for and providing shelter for over 600 animal victims of the hurricane.

Hotlines - For Shelter Information

For New Orleans residents, forced to leave pets behind:

For evacuees in Houston who need to find shelter for their pets:

For Louisiana Residents:

For Mississippi Residents:

National Hotline - To Report Lost Pets