Out of work fishermen give up pets

POSTED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:05pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 12:00am

BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - The Humane Society of the United States
says animal shelters in the parishes hit hardest by the Gulf of
Mexico oil spill are getting more animals from families unable to
feed them.

Louisiana director Julia Breaux says the shelters in Plaquemines
and St. Bernard parishes asked for help, and the Humane Society is bringing more than 12.5 tons of dog and cat food
for families who need it.

She says Mars Petcare U.S. is giving 24,700 pounds of pet foods
and The Humane Choice Co. is donating 700 pounds of the humane
society's dog food.

The delivery is expected in the next few days.

Plaquemines Parish Animal Control (504) 394-3510