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Sept. 9, 2017 Hurricane (s) Update

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.


Harvey Relief Update 9/6/17

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!





Hurricane Harvey Update 8/30/17

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.



Hurricane Harvey UPDATE 8/29/17

We received some great coverage from local WWL TV on the evening news! If you would like to foster, please fill out an adoption application and note that you want to foster.

To watch the video CLICK HERE.

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Animal shelters here in New Orleans are doing what they can to help with rescue efforts in and around Houston. They’ve been busy making space so they can take whatever animal comes their way, and one local facility has already started seeing an influx of animals.

“We expect more tonight and more over the next few days as other areas continue to flood,” said Zeus’ Rescue owner, Michelle Ingram.
As rescue operations continue in Houston and surrounding areas, Zeus’ Rescue in New Orleans has stayed busy also lending a helping hand.
“We’re at close to 70 right now that we’ve taken in so far,” said Ingram. “So far, it’s pretty equal with cats and dogs.”

For the past few days, they’ve taken in some furry faces from several animal shelters that have reached out.  “Saturday we started intake and it’s been a blur ever since,” Ingram said. “It’s anywhere that there’s a need. We work together with a lot of rescues and just help as many as we can. St. Landry Parish is one of the ones we helped. A lot of their outside kennels from all that rain kind of flooded, but the building is still holding strong. We’re working with Crowley and I think they’re still pretty good.”

With their kennels now filled with dogs, cats and even newborn kittens, they’re asking for the public’s help. Many have already answered.
“Just people who work in animal rescue; they work so hard,” said Amelie Thompson. “It’s just nothing like it. It’s hard work and it’s courageous and they have hearts of gold.”
Thompson was one who gave donations and goodies for the animals.
“They did so much for the floods last year and I know how hard they work and I brought my towels over,” she said.

Others like Shannon Connor and her family are choosing to help by fostering an animal. Even though picking which one to take is no easy task.
“It’s great,” said Connor. “If the dogs are in a home environment I feel like they’re more likely to get adopted when somebody looking knows they’ve lived in a home.”
With more pets on the way, it’s all hands on deck.
“We’re preparing for a lot of animals,” said Ingram. “We think this is just Phase 1. I expect there to be a Phase 2, 3, and maybe 4.”

However with a city like New Orleans behind them, they know the animals are in good hands. And maybe they’ll find their forever home along the way.
Those are Zeus’ Rescue are in need of more people interested in fostering an animal (especially cats/kittens). It comes at no cost to the person interested, and all food and other items are given. If you’re interested, you can contact Zeus’ Rescue by calling them at 504-309-2144.
© 2017 WWL-TV

Hurricane Harvey Update 8/28/17

We are currently sheltering 75+ rescue animals that were in the path of the storm and anticipate more as Houston is in the midst of severe flooding. THANK YOU to those that have donated so far…without your help, this lifesaving effort would not be possible!

Huge thanks to the Petco Foundation that let us shop at our local Petco on Tchoup and get supplies that will get us through this week. They have also promised unrestricted funds to help with the medical care. All of the animals are intact, need full vetting and care prior to adoption.

Donations via our PayPal, Amazon Wish List and drop off @ 2520 Napoleon are greatly appreciated! Michelle and the Staff XO