The Humane Society of Louisiana is seeking donations to help pay for treatment of a kitten recently rescued from the elevated Westbank Expressway.
Director Jeff Dorson says his organization has responded to more than a half dozen incidents of kittens being thrown into traffic in the area. In the most recent case, the kitten was rescued on the expressway between Barataria and Ames Boulevard in Marrerro.
Dorson says the kitten’s shattered back leg may need to be amputated at the Cat Hospital in Metairie. The costs of the medical care for the kitten is expected to run close to $1,000, and the Humane Society is asking cat and animal lovers to pitch in what they can.
Monetary donations can be dropped off at the Cat Hospital during normal business hours at 1500 Veterans, three blocks off Bonnabel toward the city. You can also Click HERE to make an online donation, and you can also send a check or money order to the Humane Society at P.O. Box 740321, New Orleans, LA 70174. All donations are tax deductible.
"We hope that we will exceed our goal of $1,000, so that we can have a surplus of funds available for future victims of abuse and abandonment," says Dorson, who personally responded to several of the emergency calls. "We will be contacting area businesses to see if they can chip in or even coordinate an in-store promotion that will help us raise funds and awareness for this on-going problem.”
Besides financial assistance, the Humane Society is also seeking all cat-related supplies. Donations of cat litter, canned and dry cat food, toys and treats can also be dropped off at the Cat Hospital through next Monday, July 1st.
Anyone with information about the recent rash of kittens being tossed into traffic is asked to contact the Humane Society at 504-324-0633.
The Humane Society of Louisiana is one of the state's largest animal protection organizations. For more information, visit their website at www.humanela.org or call them at 1-888-6-HUMANE.