COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Five volunteers and a staff member of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region’s Community Animal Response Team were deployed to Louisiana last week after being approached by the ASPCA and the Louisiana SPCA.
The team helped establish emergency shelters in New Orleans and Terrebonne, Louisiana to provide animal care for homeless cats and dogs displaced by Hurricane Ida.
Nine dogs, some of whom were treated by the CART team, arrived in Colorado Springs on Monday, September 27 by plane. in partnership with the Louisiana SPCA and the Wings of Rescue pet transport group. Upon arrival, the animals were assessed by veterinary and behavioral staff.
Click here for photos of the CART team caring for dogs in Louisiana.
âThe CART team has been very busy helping with the daily care of over 100 animals in the parish of Terrebonne, LA and approximately 120 animals in New Orleans,â said Samantha Kirby, CART director for HSPPR . “Our days are 13 hours long and we help the dogs take care of feeding, walking and enrichment activities to help them cope with all the changes they’ve been through in recent weeks.”
CART is an all-volunteer team dedicated to the safety and welfare of pets and livestock that require evacuation and / or shelter during emergency situations. Members are trained and certified to perform animal rescue, evacuation and housing operations in emergencies and disasters.
To learn more about HSPPR and its CART team, Click here.