Katrina Anniversary Events
Contact: Humane Society of Louisiana
, Jeff Dorson
Friday August 29, 2008
10:00am - 12:00pm: Katrina Animal Memorial Dedication
City of New Orleans Council Chambers • 1300 Perdido Street
Join us to unveil the nation's first memorial statue honoring animals lost in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In New Orleans City Council chambers, Councilwoman Stacy Head will accept the statue on behalf of the city. We've commissioned well-known artist, Mr. Richard Chashoudian. An invocation will be read along with a special reading by Ed Kostro, poet and author.
Authors Read Passages From Their Works
Jenny Pavlovic, 8 State Hurricane Kate, Legacy of a Katrina Cattle Dog
Mamou, children's story, Kreasy and Katrina
Theresa D. Thompson, Dogs Gone Wild, After Hurricane Katrina
Honorary Awards Go To
Garo Alexanian, Amanda and Marty St. John of MuttShack Animal Rescue, Shannon and Mark Martin, Brenda Shoss of Kinship Circle… and more, for their collective work during the storm and beyond.
12:00 - 2:00pm: Memorial Luncheon
Special Vegetarian Luncheon At Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
Lunchtime Speakers Include
- 739 Canal Street, near the French Quarter
- $25.00 (includes tax and gratuity)
- Order luncheon tickets via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or online
Wendy Diamond, editor and founder of Animal Fair Magazine
Debrah Schnackenberg, Animal Services Director, American Humane
Frances Hayward, Founder of the Amigo Foundation…And more!
2:30 - 4:00pm: Caravan Tour Of City
We'll form a caravan to tour the city and visit the Lower 9th Word and Chalmette, some of the hardest hit areas in post-Katrina New Orleans.
9:00pm: Benefit Concert & Fundraiser!
Tipitina's and Zeus' Place: A Night For Humane Society Of Louisiana
Featuring Billy Luso & Restless Natives / "Funk Rock from the Big Easy"
$10 at the door only, dogs welcome!
Tipitina's Uptown • 501 Napoleon Avenue
From I-10 merge onto Highway 90 and take the Tchoupitoulas exit. Turn right onto Tchoupitoulas, continuing until it intersects Napoleon Avenue. Club is on the right at 501 Napoleon. Parking is available at Sav-A-Center. Get Map