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Help Louisiana Flood Victims

Your Shop Dogs here again. Please help Louisiana Flood Victims if you can.

 

RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond SPCA is once again helping animals in need after catastrophic floods struck Louisiana over the last week.

The Richmond SPCA will bring 14-16 dogs back to Richmond to prepare them for adoption to open up space at Louisiana shelters for the influx of displaced flood dogs.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said 1,000 pets have been rescued during the unprecedented flooding.

Over the past week, 12 people have died, 40,000 homes have been damaged, and more than 20,000 people were rescued from the flood waters.

The Louisiana SPCA

The Louisiana SPCA

The Richmond SPCA is working in conjunction with the Humane Society of the United States to make the rescue effort happen.

The Richmond SPCA will receive dogs from the Louisiana SPCA in New Orleans. The Nashville Humane Association picked up the pets in New Orleans Wednesday night.

Representatives from the shelter are heading to the Nashville Humane Association to pick up the dogs Friday morning.

Once the pets are back is Richmond they will receive their proper veterinary work up and will be placed up for adoption.

Last year, the Richmond SPCA rescued 23 shelter dogs from South Carolina floods.

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Louisiana Animals Need Help

Animals in desperate need of help in Louisiana. Denham Springs forced to release sheltered animals to prevent drowing. Know someone on location who can help? Spread the word. Thank you, Your Shop Dogs

NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana SPCA is currently assisting with animal rescue efforts in the flooded areas and requests supplies from the public as animals flood area shelters. It’s important to know that the Louisiana SPCA is not leading animal rescue efforts; we are assisting the coordinating agency, the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART). 

The biggest area of need is currently supplies. The affected shelters are inundated with animals and need supplies to care for them. The influx of animals is only going to increase in the coming days as the floodwaters recede. The Louisiana SPCA has secured three local drop-off locations for pet supplies: Canine ConnectionCamp Bow Wow Mid-City and Demo Diva. Supplies will be picked-up by the Louisiana SPCA and hand-delivered to animal shelters in the affected areas.

Immediate supplies needed include:

·         Metal buckets with clipping carabiners

·         Wire pet crates in various sizes

·         Leashes

·         Unopened dry cat and dog food

·         Metal water bowls

Below is a recap of assistance that the Louisiana SPCA has provided up-to-now:

Tangipahoa Parish Animal Shelter – Louisiana SPCA donated supplies and has a physical team on-site assisting with setting up a temporary shelter for the influx of animals as well as their daily care. The Louisiana SPCA is taking roughly 20 adoptable animals from this shelter to be transported to the Louisiana SPCA for adoption in hopes of freeing up space for rescued animals. No owned/rescued animals will be included on this transport.

City of Denham Springs Animal Control – This shelter opened the kennels and release all of the dogs to avoid drowning with the quickly rising water. The Louisiana SPCA sent Humane Law Enforcement Officers to assist but hit water 4 miles out. Volunteers are shuttling whatever dogs they can find still roaming the area around the shelter via boat to our Humane Officers. Officers are then transporting the animals to the Companion Animal Alliance in Baton Rouge.

Companion Animal Alliance in Baton Rouge – This shelter has taken in over 100 rescued animals in the last two days and is over capacity. The Louisiana SPCA is assisting the Humane Society of the United States with coordinating a large transport of current adoptable animals to free up space for rescued animals. No owned/rescued animals will be included on this transport.

East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control – This group provides animal control services for Baton Rouge and works with the Companion Animal Alliance. Due to a large number of calls, they do not have enough man power to respond to all of the calls for assistance. The Louisiana SPCA, Jefferson Parish Animal Control and Terrebonne Animal Control have all sent out Humane Officers to assist.  

Anyone requesting assistance for animals in flood conditions should first speak with their local animal control agency. If they cannot be reached, contact LSART at lsartinfo@gmail.com. The email MUST include the following information:

·         Where the animal(s) is located (address, cross street or GPS coordinates)

·         Number of animals

·         Whether the animal(s) is confined or free-roaming

·         Contact information for the person reporting the stranded animals

According to LSART, there are currently two co-habitated animal shelters open. The first is at the Southern Ag Center in Baker and the second at Celtic Studios, located at 10000 Celtic Drive, off Bluebonnet and Airline. While the Red Cross has a list of opening shelters none of them are currently accepting animals.

If you find a lost pet, please bring it to your nearest animal shelter. By moving an owned animal to another parish or out of state, the likely hood of reuniting that pet with its owner severely diminishes.

For those that wish to make a monetary donation to the animal rescue efforts, the Louisiana SPCA is asking that you donate directly to the animal shelter in your community. This will ensure the funds go directly to the group that you wish to help. Each affected shelter is listing out their immediate needs on their social media pages. Please be aware that these needs are changing daily!

If a member of the public would like to volunteer with the animal rescue efforts please go towww.lsart.org/volunteers and complete the volunteer form. 

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Bandit's Birthday

Hi,

It's me, Your Shop Dog, Bandit. It's my birthday and this is my story.

Just before my 4th birthday, I was being fostered by Greyhounds Only in Chicago. A girl named "Cate" (that's Your Shop Dog Cate) from Washington DC was looking for a friend. Her best buddy, "FourWheels" had just gone over The Rainbow Bridge. So she drove all the way to Chicago in a brand new green Jeep (now the MetroWines Delivery Truck!) to meet me and some other bachelors.

The Greyhound Alliance arranged for 5 eligbible bachelors, none as good looking as me! to bring their best. I was Bachelor #2. We, Cate and me, liked each other right away and within an hour I was riding back to DC in the Jeep. That's me smiling in the back seat in the picture! I think it was my smile that got me the girl. 

 

So, today, I am having my traditional Birthday Dinner of pesto and shaved meats. That's for me. But for YOU, I have brought in 2 great wines on "Bandit's Bargains" called SMASHBERRY and set the boxes up right at the counter. Look for my smiling face!

SMASHBERRY sells for $14.98 at the winery, for $10.98 at Total Wine,

BUT for $9.99 @MetroWines

until COB on Saturday , June 18th to celebrate my birthday!

That's my story. A lot of greys aren't as lucky as me. I got a home, a job, a girl and a JEEP. If you can help, this is my rescue group, The Greyhound Alliance. Click HERE!

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Berry. Again. Always Berry

We are at this sad date again. You just went to have your teeth cleaned and you never came home. Never came home. You never came home. Most of my heart went with you. 

Berry Hill. Gone on June 11th, 2010 in Washington DC

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Pit Bulls

Helen Keller loved hers. James Thurber too. A new book, "Pit Bull" by Bronwen Dickey, makes the case that the fears about this breed of dog are neither new nor generally well founded. NYT says book is well researched and fact filled.

NYT Review

Shop Dog Comment: We don't know much about Pit Bulls but we do know that breeds are often misunderstood. Take our case for example.

Most people think retired racing greyhounds need to run and run far everyday. Not so. We enjoy a walk like any other dog but our racing days are over. In fact, we are often heard to say: "what part of retired didn't you understand." And we don't, for the most part, jog. We are sprinters. But we do need a fenced yard because if we tear off on a sprint, we are FAST. Greyhounds can run up to 45 miles per hour. No joke. FAST.

We also don't need constant activity. Greyhounds are often called 45 mile an hour couch potatoes. Again, it's that retirement thing! We also don't need a big space. We like to be around YOU but mostly, we are quiet and loving company, lounging.

Find out more about greyhounds through our rescue group in Chicago HERE!

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