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Helpful Tips

  • Look here for your lost pet!!/lostpetsbatonrouge?fref=ts

  • Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. – and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born.  It is imperative that you spay and neuter your pets.

  • Unneutered males have much higher probability of prostate enlargement/cancer, testicular cancer and related infections.  The urge to mate leads to fighting, aggression, excessive barking, howling, and other unwelcome behaviors.

  • “While prices vary considerably, many humane societies and municipal animal control departments offer low-cost spay/neuter services.  And while the cost of surgery may seem high initially, it’s a real bargain when compared with the cost of raising a litter of puppies or kittens.  Spaying and neutering also saves taxpayer dollars.  On average, it costs approximately $100 to capture, house, feed and eventually kill a homeless animal. – a cost that ultimately comes out of all of our pockets.”  Source:  Doris Day Animal League

  • "To educate our people, and especially our children, to humane attitudes and actions toward living things is to preserve and strengthen our national heritage and the moral values we champion in the world". ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy



Find A Safe Place Ahead of Time

  • Contacts hotels outside of your immediate area which will allow dogs
  • Check with friends or relative outside your area to see if they are willing to shelter your dog
  • Make a list of boarding facilities or veterinary offices that will shelter during an emergency

If you evacuate, take your pets with you!

The single most important thing you can do to protect your pet is to take them with you when you evacuate. Dogs left behind in a disaster can be injured, lost or killed. If they are turned loose to fend for themselves they can become victims to exposure, starvation, predators, or accidents. Leaving dogs tied or chained outside is a death sentence.

Assemble a Pet Survival Kit in advance

Make sure you have everything you will need to take care of your dog in an emergency. Have it packed and ready to go quickly.

Kit check List (suggested)

  1. 1.At least two week food supply for each pet
  2. 2.Water and portable containers
  3. 3.Medications
  4. 4.Copy of current vaccinations, health records, license tag number and microchip numbers
  5. 5.Leash, muzzle or harness
  6. 6.Pet carrier or crate with a blanket
  7. 7.Plastic bags for waste pick-up
  8. 8.Current photo of your pet