Humane Society saves abandoned animals from I-10
DERIDDER, La – Louisiana State Police soldiers contacted Humane Society of West Louisiana (HSWL) founder Rita Bingham for help rounding up the animals spotted near the freeway at Ida’s sequel.
Soldiers were alerted when motorists were seen dropping off or losing dogs, puppies and kittens on Interstate I – 10 westbound between the DeRidder and Lake Charles exits.
Bingham and others said they were horrified to see several dogs, kittens and puppies roaming the edge of I-10, according to a press release.
The animals were spaced several kilometers apart; volunteers spent the next few hours picking them up, placing them in their vehicles and returning them to their facility.
HSWL rescued a total of 15 dogs and 11 kittens, including four shepherd mixes and a 13-year-old blind Cockerspaniel.
Included in that number, they say, were puppies that were left in a cardboard box by a nearby convenience store.
The box was covered with a copy of the New Orleans Morning Advocate.
During the same time period and the surrounding area, a motorist stopped to smoke a cigarette and while standing by the side of the freeway saw several kittens poking their heads out of a tin of Budweiser beer put discarded, they report.
The motorist called HSWL and Bingham found six kittens curled up at the bottom of the box. Bingham brought the scared kittens back to the HSWL shelter.
The Humane Society of West Louisiana currently houses all 26 animals, they say.
All of the dogs appeared to be in good health and were probably people’s pets; while some of the animals may have been lost in a frantic evacuation, it is clear that at least some were left on the road to fend for themselves.
“I am so disappointed and angry that people are so callous and heartless that they leave pets on the side of the road,” said Bingham where they had almost no chance of surviving. people had to do was call a human society or rescue arrange to accept custody of these wonderful creatures, rather than subject them to such a terrifying ordeal. “
The Humane Society of Louisiana, which has worked closely for many years with HSWL, will send a donation of $ 1,000 to help cover a portion of the board and medical costs associated with the care of these pets. Anyone who has lost an animal on this stretch of road during the evacuation should contact HSWL at 337-462-3321.
Those interested in contributing to their care can send donations to HSWL, 19301 Lake Charles Hwy, DeRidder, La 70634.
For more information visit their page on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyofWestLouisiana/ [m.facebook.com].
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