100's of animals at risk due to Tropical Storm Barry in Louisiana
Looking Glass Animal Rescue has been involved in the rescue efforts for the animals in Louisiana affected by Tropical Storm Barry. There are three shelters that are in the direct line of the storm and are in desperate need to have their animals moved to safety.
The shelters have permanent kennels which means that when the shelters flood, which they already are, these animals run the risk of drowning.
The area is under mandatory evacuation already and yet dedicated volunteers have stuck behind to try to get these animals out before the worst hits. They are begging for 501c3 rescues to help. Those animals left behind will likely be euthanized because, sadly, that would be considered more humane.
WE HAVE SAVED 39 ANIMALS THUS FAR, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP.
The 39 animals we have pulled to safety are in a temporary boarding facility currently and safe. The cost per kennel is $10 per day. Each animal will be getting a full vet check, vaccination, microchip, de-worming and spay/neuter. Our goal is to get them on transport ($) to the Northeast in early August after all vetting is complete.
Your GIFT will help our life-saving efforts.
Whether it is $5, $10 or $200, 100% of your donation will go to the care and transport of these animals. If we can raise excess, we will try to save many more. These animals want to live and we want to ensure they do.
If you can't donate, please consider fostering. Please share far and wide. The more shares, the more likely we can reach our goal.
We cannot do this without YOU.
Rescue your next pet
Looking for your new best friend? You’ve come to the right place!
How do YOU define rescue? This is a personal definition, one that every person we encounter may have a different answer for. What is shared across all viewpoints however is that animals in need of rescue, true rescue, are often those that are not “easily adoptable”, at least not in their current state.
Our goal: By working with a network of volunteer advocates, foster caregivers, local veterinarians, trainers and shelters LGAR is hoping to be able to rescue hundreds of animals every year. We also serve as a resource to our community by providing information on pet ownership, including resources for spay/neuter, positive behavior training, nutrition and veterinary care. We believe that no animal should be mistreated and are working towards the day when no companion animal is euthanized for lack of a home.
Won’t you join us in our mission?
Millions of animals are euthanized every year due to overpopulation, irresponsibility and sadly, cost. This is particularly true with animals who suffer medical ailments, many of which are treatable yet they are often deemed “unadoptable” and withheld from public view.
These animals in particular suffer the worst fate because they sit in pain and fear with no hope of ever being given a second chance at life. Because of this, we have developed a special focus within our rescue, a promise, to save as many of these animals that we can.
Veterinary expenses alone can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars depending on the severity of the condition which is often unknown at the time of pull. Yet, in spite of these costs, our promise to every animal we pull into our rescue is to provide the most advanced medical and pain management treatments possible in an effort to ensure the best possible outcomes for these previously neglected and broken animals.
Young Ridgefield Philanthropist Writes Children’s Book to Help Raise Funds for Critical Care Rescue Animals
From playing music to writing a children’s book, Aakarsh Patel’s passion for helping raise donations for rescue animals has no bounds. A 6th grader at Scotts Ridge Middle School, Aakarsh has officially become a published author, with his first children’s book titled Playing With Puppies. He wrote the book over the summer with the intention of donating 100% of all proceeds to Looking Glass Animal Rescue.
The children’s book is about a little boy playing with puppies, Oscar and Brownie, at his grandmother’s house in India while visiting during summer vacation. At 11 years old, Aakarsh is also a founding member of the “Musical Rescuers”, a group of friends who banded together over the summer and play regular gigs at local businesses throughout Fairfield County to raise funds for, and awareness of, Looking Glass Animal Rescue. To date, the “Musical Rescuers” have been able to raise and donate more than $300 to Looking Glass Animal Rescue’s critical care fund.
The children’s book, Playing With Puppies, is available at Serene Escape Spa (415 Main Street in Ridgefield, CT) and All Together Now Kids (53 S Moger Ave, Mt Kisco, NY) for a $5 cash donation.