Hurricane Katrina

Volunteers Come Till 10/15/05

Contacts  ■  Staging Areas
Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 225-621-1700
9039 St. Landry Road  /  Gonzales, LA 70737

  • From West: I-10 E to Ext 177, exit right off ramp.
  • From East: I-10 W to Ext 177, exit left off ramp.
  • Second left into Lamar Dixon Equestrian Center.
  • Ask for volunteer registration area.

Pia Salk, David Meyer, Karla Osbeck: 310-800-7011
Team leaders vary. Only call if critical. A scared feral cat bit Jane Garrison, she is off-site for medical care.

Volunteer Information
The lease between Humane Society of U.S. (HSUS) and Lamar Dixon Expo Center ends 10/15. After that, the rescue effort led by Jane Garrison, Pia Salk and David Meyer will continue elsewhere. Look for updates.

  1. Come to Lamar Dixon until 10/15/05.
  2. Report to Pia Salk at Prowler trailer b/t barns 1, 2.
  3. Bring with you:
    • Self-contained lodging (vehicle, tent, etc.)
    • Large aluminum pans to leave water for animals
    • Thick bite-proof work gloves
    • Sturdy, waterproof work boots/shoes
    • Utility knife
Needed In New Orleans
  • People whose skills enhance entire operation.
  • Must be able to follow assigned duties.
  • Search and rescue.
  • Animal care/transport, retrieve supplies.
  • Database management.
  • Can stay at least 3 days, preferably 1 week.

Primary Mission Now  ~  Continuing work from a database of requests to save animals at known addresses. Also go to homes where food and water were left. If an animal's caretakers have not returned, rescue the animal.

Data Entry Volunteers Needed

Email Kinship Circle:
  • Send name, phone, email. Do not resend if you already applied.
  • Volunteers work evenings, 7:00pm to 1:00am
  • Volunteer list goes to David Meyer who will contact you when needed.

Volunteer Information
Data entry volunteers work from home as needed. If available when called, great! Databases are updated for animals found, missing or deceased so rescuers don't waste time searching same addresses. Data entered at

Current Foster/Adopt Situation

Rescues go to the Best Friends site in Tylertown, MS. Holding facility may change. For now, individuals or 501c3 rescue groups must follow Best Friends foster/adopt policy.

To transport from Tylertown to foster/adopt locales, contact: Amy Hogg, Foster Coordinator  ~  435-644-3965 x4186, fax: 435-644-2701. Provide vet references.
Rob Stone, animals, ARNO base camp 293x563