Villalobos Rescue Center, America's largest pit bull rescue, cares for more than 250 pit bulls in New Orleans, LA. On August 27, the effects from Hurricane Isaac displaced more than 81 dogs. Your donations will have an immediate impact on helping to feed, care for and transport the displaced pit bulls safely to Villalobos or back to their owners.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
When Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans it was devastating to Villalobos' three pit bull rescue shelters. The dogs they care for in these shelters had to evacuate to temporary safe housing. Villalobos is struggling to keep all the dogs fed, dry and out of the heat while they work every day to rescue more dogs and pets from the water. The increased level of rescues has overburdened their current supply of dog food and crates and will continue too until these pets are able to return to their homes.
How will this project solve this problem?
Your donations can help Villalobos provide the dogs their most basic necessities such as food and shelter. In addition, donations can be made that will help to purchase crates, blankets, towels, large fans and chain link fencing. These items are important for housing such a large number of dogs and to prevent diseases from spreading. In times of disaster even animals need a safe and secure home.
Potential Long Term Impact
Before Hurricane Isaac hit, New Orleans already had a large number of pit bulls in need of homes and proper care. Now that number is growing and has expanded to all pets unable to evacuate with their owners. Until those animals are returned to their homes, Villalobos is caring for them. But without the proper supplies these dogs are subject to malnutrition and diseases, and they will continue to suffer. The Villalobos team desperately need your help to get their shelters back up and running!
Total Funding Received to Date: $29,610
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $29,610 . The original project funding goal was $40,000.