Katrina and the "Shelter to Shelter" Campaign

In the fall of 2005, our hearts went out to the animal shelters on the Gulf States who were faced with the devastation caused to their operations by Hurricane Katrina. As a result, we launched the "Shelter to Shelter" campaign to help them obtain the supplies we knew they desperately needed.

Thanks to the generosity of our local community, we raised $12,470, every penny of which was spent on critically needed medications and supplies for three of our sister shelters in the Gulf States. Working through our vendors, we were able to obtain discounts or outright donations, which were shipped directly to shelters who are receiving rescued animals, or whose facilities were devastated by floods. These antibiotics, vaccinations, flea treatments and test kits helped ease the pain and stress of hundreds of frightened animals orphaned by the storm.

"Thank you guys!!! I am moved by your willingness to help and your generous spirit. You just cannot know how much it means and how your kindness effects our ability to keep our heads up and keep moving forward!! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!! ...Tara High, Executive Director, Humane Society of Southern Mississippi, Gulfport, MS

November 29, 2005 UPDATE - Additional Vaccine Orders Sent to the Humane Society of Southern Mississippi

  • 300 doses of Eclipse 4
  • 300 doses of Intratrac II ADT
  • 300 doses of Galaxy DA2PPL+Cv
  • 325 doses of Galaxy DA2PPV
  • For a total of $2346.25

Oct 5, 2005 - The Katrina "Shelter to Shelter" Fund Reaches $12,940!

Sept 24, 2005 - Humane Society of Southern Mississippi - $9073.18

  • 328 doses of Advantage (flea treatment)
  • 200   Feline Leukemia tests
  • 240   Heartworm tests (checks for other diseases common in the south as well)
  • 35 Parvovirus tests
  • 2000 Doses of Baytril (antibiotic)
  • 2020 Doses of Clavamox (antibiotic)
  • 200 Doses of Strongid (dewormer)
  • 200 Doses of Panacur (dewormer)
  • 150 Cat vaccinations
  • 175 Dog vaccinations (combo vaccine)
  • 175 Dog vaccinations (bordatella)
  • 200 Doses of Albon (parasite medication/stool hardener for cats)
  • 1000 Doses of Sulka-Prim (parasite medication/stool hardener for dogs)
  • 500 Monoject 3cc syringes

Houston Humane Society - $836.52

  • 48 rolls of vet wrap (bandages)
  • 2000 doses of Metranidozol (antibiotic)
  • 2000 doses of Amoxicillin (antibiotic)
  • 60 Feline Leukemia/FIV combination tests
  • 24 tubes of triple antibiotic ointment
  • 90 Heartworm combination tests (These were donated in full by our vendor ~$500.00 worth of tests!)

Austin SPCA - $1,229.71

  • 20 Parvovirus snap tests
  • 152 doses of Advantage (flea treatment)