Louisiana State Animal Response Team

Lafayette, LA 70506




Current Responses

At this time, we have been activated and prepositioned to assist with animal search and rescue. We are asking those who have taken our training and registered with LSART for availability. We also ask that no one self deploy. 

Below is a list of animal facilities and information on volunteering.

Texas Animal facilities- http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/emergency/TAHC_SheltersHoldingFacilities.pdf

Volunteer process for Texas- https://www.nvoad.org/

You can also donate to Louisiana at- https://lvma.org/lvma/lsart_Donations.aspx

or donate to Texas animals at- https://www.tvma.org/Affiliates/TVMF/Donations

Current Responses

For those affected by the recent tornadoes:

  • Updates on volunteer opportunities and donations will be posted on the Louisiana VOAD website at www.lavoad.org
  • Crisis Counseling for survivors needing it can call 2-1-1 or the SAMHSA Disaster Distress help line at 1-800-985-5990
  • You will find a guide to debris removal from FEMA above, as well as free legal disaster help in the flyer below

Donations and Volunteers

We appreciate everyone’s care, concern, generosity, and patience as we get everything set-up to take in these very generous donations. Ascension Parish turned over Lamar Dixon disaster animal sheltering to LSART and partners as of last night (Aug 17).

1)      Financial donations are best: LSART is doing – Rescue, response, sheltering, administration, veterinary care.  lvma.org/LVMA/LSART_Donations.aspx


2)      Hay – Louisiana Farm Bureau – Hay clearing house    http://voiceoflouisianaagriculture.org/lfbf-hay-clearinghouse/


3)      Pet/horse food/livestock food -  miscellaneous supplies for pets and horses – La. VOAD (Volunteer organizations active in disasters) – donors must send info to the following email address and wait to be directed to a location. This organization will be able to assist with matching greatest need with these generous donations – flooddonations2016@gmail.com


4)       Large volume from Industry, Horse food , stock food –

LDAF (Florida Blvd)



5825 Florida Blvd

Baton Rouge, LA 70806