Although we should focus on helping others all year long, there tends to be more of an effort to do so during the holiday season.
But whenever it is that we put forth that time, money, or assistance to help those in need let's please not forget our furry friends.
The Humane Society of Louisiana has partnered with First Bank and Trust launching a new campaign to support efforts to feed and care for orphaned and homeless animals throughout the holidays. One of the state’s largest animal protection organizations, the Humane Society of Louisiana has more than 10,000 members and 10 chapters, as well as being a licensed private detective agency which investigates more than 250 cases annually of animal neglect and cruelty.
Animal lovers are invited to bring dog and cat food (dry or canned), kitty litter, chew toys and other treats to any of the Louisiana First Bank and Trust's 13 branches from now through the first week of January.
Each location will have large boxes placed in their lobbies to collect pet food and other supplies. These donated items will help feed the more than 200 animals currently cared for by the Humane Society of Louisiana in addition to being distributed to needy pet owners just in time for the holidays.
For a list of locations please click here.
And while stopping in to drop off your donation for Louisiana pets be sure to buy a raffle ticket as well. First Bank and Trust is currently selling raffle tickets to the Saints / Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game on December 29.
Click here for more information on adopting a dog or cat through the Humane Society of Louisiana.
Monetary donations can be made here or by calling 1-888-6-HUMANE.
The Humane Society of Louisiana also has a wish list for items that can be donated as well, some of those items are listed below - but for more information please click here.
Igloo Dog Houses, all sizes
Dog Collars, especially Combo Collars (Lupine)
or No-Slip (Premier)
Kuranda Dog Beds, Crate Mats for 32” & 42” carriers
Heated or regular dog beds
Fleece (for making animal beds), Dog toys & treats
Cat Climbing Trees, Scratch Posts
Cat Nip and Toys
Cozy Non-Quilted Comforters & Throws
Heated or regular cat beds
Kuranda Cat Beds
Cat Litter – plain & clumping
Drinkwell cat water fountains
Ferret and bunny treats & toys
Ferret hammocks, Chicken Coop, Bunny Hutch