Countless cats remain in need of help after being displaced by the recent flooding that devastated Baton Rouge and much of southern Louisiana. Alley Cat Allies has a team on the ground working to support local groups in their efforts to rescue cats.

Yesterday, the team visited the Care and Treatment of Neglected & Indigent Pets (CATNIP) Foundation at Big Sky Ranch—an Alley Cat Allies’ Feral Friend in Folsom, LA, that is helping take in cats abandoned in the flooding.

“After the floods hit, we tried to really become the place to be the hub of helping with cats, both community and feral cats, as well as cats that just needed rescue,” said Dr. Catherine Wilbert of CATNIP Foundation.
In the video below, Catherine tells the story of community cats rescued from Denham Springs Animal Shelter, which was engulfed by the flood waters on August 12. Although staff and volunteers were able to rescue many of the shelter’s animals, the shelter itself was severely damaged and its cattery is totally demolished.

Alley Cat Allies will continue to offer assistance to rescue efforts on the ground, helping to save lives and care for cat flood victims.

No matter where you live, you can help the animals and people displaced by the devastating floods:

  • Donate at alleycat.org/Donateto help Alley Cat Allies continue to provide emergency funds to local boots on the ground activists to save as many cat flood victims as we can.
  • Develop a plan in case you need it by reading our disaster readiness and response advice at alleycat.org/DisasterTips.
  • Volunteer to foster animals from your local animal shelter, which will make room for animals being transported out of Louisiana and into shelters across the country.

For additional updates regarding Alley Cat Allies’ on-the-ground response to the flooding, we recommend following us at: http://bit.ly/LAFlooding.