Doris Day’s Animal Foundation airlifts dogs and cats from the US region devastated by Hurricane Katrina

October 31, 2005 No Comments

Another consequence to the devastation caused by Katrina is that evacuees of hurricane-torn Louisiana were not allowed to take their beloved pets when they fled their homes.

Many were lost, abandoned and nearly starved. However, on the evening of 3 October 2005, 130 four-legged survivors were rescued thanks to the kindness of Doris Day’s Washington based Doris Day Animal Foundation which funded $20,000 towards a chartered airlift.

This project helped deliver the animals from rural New Iberia, La., to the Santa Cruz SPCA which are now working to find loving homes for them all in the California area.

“There are no words to express the overwhelming joy and gratitude I feel in my heart right now. In cooperation with the Santa Cruz SPCA, the Doris Day Animal Foundation has been given the opportunity to airlift 130 dogs and cats out of several overcrowded Louisiana shelters. Our rescue mission is called OPERATION JUST PAWS. These precious angels are the silent victims of Hurricane Katrina and I’m so grateful that we can contribute to this humanitarian effort.” – Doris Day (Oct ’05)

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