We successfully raised funds to transport a plane full of cats and dogs from Puerto Rico which was devastated in Hurricane Maria. The plane transport arrived in Florida on Nov. 2 and our transport driver met them and drove the full van back to New Orleans the morning of Nov. 3 where we began the intake process. Our numbers are not 100% as some of the animals that were supposed to get on the plane were not able to. The owners and shelter supporters had no fuel to meet the transport.
This was the 6th plane of animals to transport off the island on a larger scale. It took us about 2+ weeks to put this puzzle together to get the animals into safety. Some are shelter animals, some were born on the street (lots of puppies!!!) and some were owner surrenders…which was heart breaking. They had to make the hardest decision to put their family pets on a plane knowing they had such minimal supplies for survival for themselves. All of this is documented on our social networks.
View local coverage about the 60+ animals that arrived in our rescue from Puerto Rico this week! All donations are greatly appreciated. Most of the larger pet foundations are tapped out after 3 hurricanes in a row. We had a grant cover some of the transport and now need help with the medical costs…All those puppies will need full vetting. Please consider a donation via www.zeusrescues.org/donations
The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, is awarding more than $750,000 in Holiday Wishes grants to deserving animal welfare organizations!
Submissions are due by Sept. 30! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT
What is Holiday Wishes?
The Holiday Wishes campaign gives adopters the opportunity to share their stories of how their pet changes their life, giving the animal welfare organization they adopted from a chance to win a grant of up to $100,000 from the Petco Foundation.
Yes…not just one but two Hurricanes. Harvey and Irma. Never a dull moment during Hurricane Season! We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from friends all over the country and volunteers who have helped in our no-kill the shelter!
Our new friends in Virginia, A Forever Home Rescue Foundation arrived late Friday the 8th with two cargo vans. They them filled to capacity with cleaning supplies, food, toys and so much more. We are so grateful for this group! The generosity from their community to help was overwhelming! Ask anyone who packed or unpacked the vans! They transported several shelter animals to their facility! We were thrilled to pass on some of the donations to the Low Cost Animal Clinic here in New Orleans to support their mission benefitting animals in our community.
Later today we are expecting a transport from Livingston Parish Animal Shelter….17 puppies!
We will need lots of loving foster and forever homes! We await transports of Irma rescues.
CBS News also gave us some great coverage this week! Each life matters!
We have updated our Amazon Wish List and our current needs are monetary to cover spay/neuter/medical needs prior to adoption.
Zeus’ Rescues has brought in over 100+ shelter animals from the Louisiana/Texas area. Most are in foster homes, some have been adopted and some are heading to states in the North where their shelters are empty or have room! We are so thankful for all of the support we have received from people all over the country and have been trying to communicate just how important their donations are and the impact it is making!
A big shout out to the “TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team”, they are a volunteer organization that is available when disasters strike. It is their way to join a larger effort by helping our animal friends in times of need by doing what we love. Their quilts have arrived in New Orleans from all over the country and we love opening each package! The kitties and puppies love sleeping on them and we are so thankful for their efforts. PetFinder helps coordinate this massive effort!
We are also grateful for Merck Animal Health for donating medicine for our rescue puppies. We have had 2 full litters birthed in our care. Beyoncé has 8 lovely puppies!
We also are thankful for the continued support of Zoetis! They were such a huge help last August 2016 during the Baton Rouge area flooding and have stepped up again to help with all of the testing and vaccination supplies needed to get all the animals ready for forever homes.
Our rescue/shelter director Michelle C. Ingram was recently selected by “New Orleans Magazine” as “One to Watch” and recognizes her tireless efforts for the animals and her community. We are so proud and will celebrate her on Sept. 13th at a lovely reception.
THANK YOU for all of your support and know that without you, we could not complete our mission of eradicating pet homelessness and euthanasia in the New Orleans area!
We are just overwhelmed with the generosity during difficult times like this. Yesterday was the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the memories all came back quickly watching the news as animals and families were trapped in flood waters. We are so grateful for the support of the PetFinder Foundation recognizing the work we are doing to save lives. We also received a generous donation of medical supplies from IDEXX for testing on the rescues.