In the midst of severe flooding spanning East Baton Rouge and Lafayette Parish, the ASPCA has dispatched its Disaster Response Team to Louisiana to conduct water rescues for animals. At least six people have died in the disaster, with approximately 20,000 residents displaced.
Our team is acting at the request of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and is working with the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) to coordinate local resources required to rescue the large number of animals displaced by flash floods.
"Many people consider pets as family members, and losing a pet on top of this already tragic situation can be horribly stressful," said Dr. Dick Green, Senior Director of Disaster Response for the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response team. "We want to give people peace of mind while they cope with this crisis by making sure their pets are safe."
These rescues coincide with the ASPCA's ongoing sheltering of more than 1,000 farm animals removed from a neglectful property in Westport, Massachusetts, as well as several other concurrent operations nationwide. Resources are stretched thin and your support is urgently needed. Please make a donation to the ASPCA today to enable our team to continue to be there for these and other animals in need at a moment's notice. Click to help!
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Highly endangered tiger rescued; now she needs you
She had no chance of survival. And soon she would be all alone. When "Filippa" the tiger cub was found in a rural area of Russia, she was starving and very weak. She was rescued and rushed to the IFAW-supported PRNCO Tiger Center.
You can help us provide everything Filippa needs and help rescue, care for, and protect vulnerable animals around the world.
Just hours after Filippa arrived, her sister was brought in too. Sadly, her sister was just too weak and died soon after.
Now Filippa has no mother and no sister - she has to face the world without her family.
You have a chance to help us provide the food, care, and around-the-clock monitoring and protection Filippa needs until she's ready for the wild again. And you'll help other animals that desperately need us.
Orphaned tiger cubs are incredibly vulnerable on their own. They have no mother to protect them, or to teach them how to hunt.
But the staff at the Tiger Center is doing something that many people thought was impossible. They're raising tiger cubs and successfully releasing them back to the wild.
The Center's unique tiger rehabilitation program cares for the cubs, while also encouraging them to use their natural tiger instincts to find food, mark territory, and even to play. And it's all within a large and natural enclosure.
You've helped the animals before by taking action to help them. By donating now, you can be part of this special project for Filippa, and help us rescue, care for and protect animals like her.
With your help now, we'll be able to provide her with food, vitamins, protection, health check-ups and medicine.
In fact, our wildlife rescue centers and animal shelters around the world are constantly rescuing and admitting injured and suffering animals. We need to keep those centers stocked with food, medicine and supplies.
The Tiger Center has previously released six tigers to the wild. One of the tigers, Zolushka, has even given birth to two cubs. And two more of the released tigers have bonded and may soon be having cubs of their own.
For a critically endangered species like the Amur tiger, every cub counts. Each one saved could be the key to their survival.
Please help us save Amur tigers and all the animals that urgently need us by giving today. Your gift could be the one that saves a baby animal like Filippa!
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