Help the hundreds of lost and abandoned animals by making a donation to help pay for impending surgery, vet care, immunizations, worming and medicines. Your donation will also help pay for dog/cat food, special diets for kittens/puppies, and sick animals. Donate Here.
On August 28, 2012, Hurricane Isaac made landfall in the southeastern most point of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, with winds of 80 mph.
While only a Category 1 storm, Isaac caused wide-spread flooding throughout the Parish and forced hundreds of people from their homes. Dropping more than a foot of rain in some areas, the storm surge over-topped and breached levees across the area.
On August 30, 2012, Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), a no-kill shelter partnered with Plaquemines Animal Control and opened it’s doors as a safe-haven shelter for all of the displaced, lost and abandoned dogs and cats from Plaquemines Parish that have been adversely affected by Hurricane Isaac.
Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is the only no-kill animal shelter for a Parish that spans 780 miles with nearly 23,700 residents.