Images from the devastation are striking. Including a photo of a soggy living room where the centerpiece is the kayak a woman used to save all of her animals. NBC
Posted on Facebook, Mike Anderson and Darrell Watson are helping, sharing their story and the view from water-logged LA. The Dodo
"Out of all the people we've rescued, 30 percent or so have had pets," he said. "The first question they ask is, 'Can I bring my pet?' And our answer is always: 'Absolutely!'"
Another rescue took an incredible turn when a woman pulled from her submerged car yelled at the rescuer to save her dog. The rescuer thought he might have missed the opportunity but dove and surfaced with the dog in tow. Fantastic! The Guardian
One of the positive results from Hurricane Katrina was including rescue response for animals:
"Hurricane Katrina changed the way that animals are treated during emergencies thanks to the passage of the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards. In its approval, Congress compelled first responders to save pets just as they save their people."
Help pets and animals affected by the floods: This link has info and gofundme pages: NOLA
And from the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Facebook Page -- Phone numbers for those who can help:
ASCENSION PARISH OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: 225-621-8360
LAMAR-DIXON EVACUATION SHELTER: 225-450-1024
MEDICAL EVACUATION NEEDS: 225-450-1225 OR 225-450-1211
PET RELOCATION AND EVACUATION: 281-245-5286