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Animal Care League takes New Orleans pets

Emergency transfer from the Big Easy is response to storms, flooding

July 12th, 2019 4:53 PM

By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

The Animal Care League in Oak Park announced Friday afternoon that it is taking in an "emergency transport" of animals from Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter in New Orleans in anticipation of heavy storms headed to that region.

"Evacuations have begun in parts of Jefferson Parish, which means by federal law that the Jefferson Parish East and West Bank shelters must set up emergency sheltering for owned pets," ACL noted in a press release.

The shelter there is over capacity and animals "are in need of rescue to make room for incoming animals."

The transport of pets to ACL is expected to arrive at 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 13.

ACL also is at capacity with its own animals and has set up a temporary shelter at its training and education center at 1003 Garfield St., Oak Park, two doors down from the ACL shelter.

Those interested in providing a temporary home can visit here. ACL also is seeking donations to cover medical care and supplies for the animals. Donation can be made here

ACL also is offering $25 adoptions for animals over 7 months old through Monday. The group also is extending adoption hours on July 13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

tim@oakpark.com