DERIDDER, La — Troopers from the Louisiana State Police contacted Humane Society of West Louisiana's (HSWL) founder, Rita Bingham, seeking assistance successful rounding up animals spotted adjacent the interstate successful the aftermath of Ida.
Troopers were notified erstwhile motorists were spotted dropping disconnected oregon losing dogs, puppies, and kittens connected Interstate I - 10 going west, betwixt the DeRidder and Lake Charles exits.
Bingham and others said they were horrified to spot respective dogs, kittens, and puppies wandering connected the borderline of I -10, according to a property release.
The animals were spaced retired implicit respective miles; the volunteers spent the adjacent respective hours picking them up, placing them successful their vehicle, and driving them backmost to their facility.
HSWL rescued a full of 15 dogs and 11 kittens, including 4 shepherd mixes and a 13-year-old unsighted cockerspaniel.
Included successful that number, they say, were puppies that were near successful a cardboard container by a adjacent convenience store.
Lining the container was a transcript of the New Orleans Morning Advocate.
During the aforesaid clip play and wide vicinity, a motorist pulled implicit to fume a cigaret and arsenic helium was lasting connected the borderline of the Interstate, helium saw respective kittens poke their heads retired of a discarded Budweiser brew box, they report.
The motorist called HSWL, and Bingham recovered six kittens cowering successful the bottommost of the box. Bingham took the frightened kittens backmost to HSWL shelter.
The Humane Society of West Louisiana is presently lodging each 26 animals, they say.
All of the dogs appeared to beryllium successful bully wellness and were apt people's pets; portion immoderate of the animals whitethorn person been mislaid during a frantic evacuation, it is wide that astatine slightest immoderate were abandoned connected the roadworthy to fend for themselves.
"I americium truthful disappointed and huffy that radical would beryllium truthful callous and heartless arsenic to permission pets connected the broadside of the road, said Bingham wherever they had astir nary accidental to survive. All these radical had to bash was telephone a humane nine oregon rescue to put to judge custody of these fantastic creatures, alternatively than taxable them to specified a terrifying ordeal."
The Humane Society of Louisiana, which has worked intimately for galore years with HSWL, volition nonstop a donation of $1000 to assistance screen immoderate of the boarding and aesculapian costs of caring for these pets. Anyone who mislaid an carnal connected this agelong of roadworthy during the evacuation should interaction HSWL astatine 337-462-3321.
Those funny successful contributing to their attraction whitethorn nonstop donations to HSWL, 19301 Lake Charles Hwy, DeRidder, La 70634.
For much information, sojourn their leafage connected Facebook astatine https://m.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyofWestLouisiana/ [m.facebook.com].
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