(International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org ) played a vital role in
safeguarding the lives of more than 1,300 animals as a mandatory evacuation set
the stage for a massive exodus of both people and their pets.
worked together with the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART),
which set up a megashelter in Shreveport just days before Hurricane Gustav’s
landfall. Established on the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, the shelter was
equipped to handle as many as 3,000 animals.