Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hurricane Gustav and Gulf Coast pets/animals

Hurricane Gustav is headed for the Gulf Coast. A massive evacuation has taken place, but of course there are still people and pets in the path of the storm, and the storm could shift to the east or west.

Petfinder.com has a blog with updates on the storm, and information they receive from members and organizations involved with regional support.

If you learn of other blogs or up-to-the-minute online sources, please post them in the comments, and I'll add them to this post. I'll be moving this post to the top of the blog each day.

Updates: The following sites also have up-to-date information:

Best Friends Animal Society via their Twitter feed.

Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) via their home page.

Nola.com forums (Thank you, Connie, for the ARNO and NOLA links).

FEMA has a registry for people attempting to local displaced family members

Let's hope and pray Gustav that lessons learned from Katrina shine, and rebuilt levees hold. So far we've seen a successful evacuation, and pet-friendly evacuation buses. Let's see what else we've learned.

1 comment:

Connie Graham said...

ARNO has remained on the ground in New Orleans since Katrina. Here's their website: http://animalrescueneworleans.org/

You may also want to check this out too: http://www.nola.com/forums/animals/index.ssf?initial=true//

Hope these will be helpful.

Connie, Orlando