Hurricane Katrina

Aug 6 2008  ~  Katrina Animal Memorial, NOLA

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Humane Society of Louisiana
Jeff Dorson,

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Astor Crowne Plaza
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Revisit New Orleans for a grand scale Katrina Animal Memorial 330x511 Scenes from Kinship Circle animal aid in post Katrina New Orleans: Brenda Shoss and sweetie dog, gold rescue pups, chickens in Upper 9th Ward 323x650 Grady Ballard looks for signs of life in the doorway of a ruined Upper 9th Ward home 330x500
Thank You!
During the 2005 storm season, thousands of people helped our city in its darkest hour — when failed levees and floods stranded residents and over 50,000 companion animals. A staggering number of animals perished. The loss of life was incalculable, but we are forever indebted to humane organizations, individuals, first responders, municipal animal control agencies, and foundations that came to our aid.

  1. 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
    • 739 Canal Street, near the French Quarter
    • $25.00 (includes tax and gratuity)
    • Order luncheon tickets via email: or online

    Lunchtime Speakers Include
    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

  2. Saturday August 30, 2008
    Animal Shelter Open Houses In NOLA Area
    Check HSL website for list of shelters. Check Katrina Memorial program for times shelters will be open.

    5:00 - 7:00pm: Yappy Hour Cocktail Party
    Ritz-Carlton New Orleans  •  921 Canal Street  •  New Orleans, LA 70112
    Tickets: $35 / Join Wendy Diamond and Lucky, CBS Greatest American Dog Judges and Katrina Pet Memorial Fund Chairs. Proceeds to HSLA.

  3. Sunday August 31, 2008
    1:00 - 4:00pm: Open House At HSLA's Camp Katrina
    115 Obed Magee Road  •  Tylertown, MS  •  601-876-2781

  4. Support Humane Society Of Louisiana Recovery
    Sponsor The Katrina Pet Memorial Statue: Humane groups and individuals may sponsor this historic statue. Names of donors that give over a certain level will be engraved on a plaque alongside the statue, on permanent display. Contact Jeff Dorson to ask about sponsorship levels.

    Donate To Ongoing Care Of Animals Left Homeless By Katrina: HSLA still cares for more than 100 animals made homeless by Hurricane Katrina.
    Humane Society of Louisiana
    P.O. Box 740321  •  New Orleans, LA 70174
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