Local Animal Shelters Have Taken In 145 Animals from Louisiana


Bianca Schnerre, Writer

Local Quad City animal shelters have taken in 145 animals from Louisiana. The animals were transported to King’s Harvest Pet Rescue located in Davenport Iowa on Thursday September 9. King’s Harvest was the central drop-off point for all these animals, and  they were disbursed to, the drop point, King’s Harvest Pet Rescue, K-9 Kindness Rescue Inc, Knox County Humane Society, Jackson County Humane Society, and more surrounding shelters. The shelters will start to put these animals up for adoption if they are not already sometime soon within this or the next week.

Louisiana and surrounding states were affected by Hurricane Ida and needed room for animals displaced from their homes in order for their owners to find them. To prevent someone’s pet accidently being taken to the midwest all the animals that were transported here were in Louisiana shelters prior to Hurricane Ida. Assistant Director, Elizabeth Corn of King’s Harvest Pet Rescue said that this was only the first or second time that King’s Harvest is assisting in hurricane relief. The Tulsa Humane Society and Bissell Pet Foundation who were working to help Louisiana shelters contacted them and they stepped up to make it happen.

Many of the local shelters listed in the beginning of this story have a social media account which consist of their adoptable animals, updates/announcements, and events. These shelters have websites too, but I think you can find more information on their social media if they have them.