Louisiana State Animal Response Team

Lafayette, LA 70506



 Time To Prepare 

We encourage you to take precautions to protect yourself, your family, your animals and your property in the event severe weather occurs throughout Louisiana.

  • Develop or review your personal and family preparedness plan. Include your animals in your plans. 
  • Ensure you have go-kits for your family and animals.
  • Pay close attention to local emergency management for information and guidance. Sign up for weather alerts.
  • Remember we are still in the middle of a pandemic make sure to pack extra supplies such as Cloth Face Coverings (for everyone ages 2 and above), soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces.

If you have unaddressed animal recovery/ rescue issues, please call your local OEP (Office of Emergency Preparedness) at:


Current Responses 

Hurricane Laura 2020

For all of those affected by Hurricane Laura, our hearts go out to you and your family.

 Earlier in the week, LSART VMRC supported Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture and Calcasieu Parishes

during mandatory evacuations prior to landfall of Hurricane Laura. Our trailers were available to provide transport of citizens pets that were evacuating.  Calcasieu Parish Animal Services did an excellent job of keeping owners and pets together.

LSART VMRC is now supporting Calcasieu Parish Animal Services by providing facility assessments and local clinic assessments.  We had an excellent team of veterinarians from the LSART VMRC who were able to do in person assessments and provide the parish with essential information to support these business and get them back into a functioning clinic.  We will continue to work with animal control services until the need for support is complete.





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.

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

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Baton Rouge, LA 70806