Severe weather update for horse and pet owners
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2016, 12:50 p.m., UPDATED August 13, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
BATON ROUGE - Here's some information for horse and owners who are in flooded or flood-prone areas.
Louisiana horse/livestock owners in need of disaster rescue/evacuation assistance:
Contact the La. Dept. of Agriculture & Forestry hotline:
1) Lamar Dixon Expo Center has space for horses needing to be evacuated.
- Go to the office, if it's locked there is a number posted to the door to call . It may cost $25.00 a day per stall $7.00 shavings; but costs may be covered or reimbursed due to this being a declared emergency.
- Number to Lamar Dixion: 225-621-1700
- All are allowed just no outside shavings.
2) Check your surrounding arenas for more assistance
- Port Allen is almost full
- Amite is under water, and Hwy 16 is closed.
3) Colonial Stables in Ascension Parish has 12 open stalls – Please call ahead in case it’s full; contact 225-268-7998.
4) BREC Farr Park in Baton Rouge (225-769-7805) is a horse hotel and usually has space; Negative Coggins required (call LSU VTH at 225-578-9500 if needing Coggins Testing for evacuation purposes).
5) Clinton area: The Clinton Arena will open its gates for emergency livestock that need to be moved to higher ground. There are holding pens and an arena that isn’t covered (for cattle); there are panels to make holding pens. Please call ahead: 225 936 8934
PET OWNERS IN LAFAYETTE AREA
Acadian Veterinary Clinic in Lafayette Parish can board your animals.
Contacts: Renee Poirrier and Tanya Mestayer
Address 101 Idlewood Blvd Lafayette LA 70506
Phone Number (cell number preferable) 337-224-1685
Number of shelter spaces for large dogs, small dogs, large animals (horses)
2 50# and up dog cages
5 40 -50 pounds short large dogs
7 small dog cates
1 large run
room for wire carriers
Available human shelters
EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH
Baker City Hall in Baker
BREC Recreational Center on Lovett Road in Central
Officials with the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging is delivering meals to seniors who are unable to leave their homes. They are also delivering sand bags to seniors who are unable to leave their home. They are asking for volunteer help. The office is located at 5790 Florida Blvd.
First United Methodist Church at 316 Centerville Street NW in Denham Springs
The list is being updated as the information becomes available.