The Gulf oil spill is a catastrophe for this fragile ecosystem and its wildlife. Birds, turtles and marine species are dying and imperiled as a result of the oil spewing into the waters of the Gulf and washing up on its shores. Other animals are impacted, too, with shelters in the region reporting increased intake because those who depend on the Gulf for their livelihoods are struggling to provide for their pets. See how The HSUS is helping and read the latest on our efforts in the Gulf Coast region.
Gulf Oil Spill Response News
August 10, 2015
A look back at Hurricane Katrina and the passage of the PETS Act, requiring pets to be included in local and state emergency planning.
September 17, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States Provides $5,000 to the SPCA of Texas for Taking Hurricane Isaac Pets
The HSUS is providing a $5,000 grant to the SPCA of Texas for its work taking in 266 pets from shelters in Louisiana and Mississippi the week that Hurricane Isaac struck the Gulf Coast.
September 4, 2012
Our wonderful Emergency Placement Partners help The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team focus on temporary housing, care, and placement for animals from Isaac's flood zone.
September 3, 2012
The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team delivers dozens of cats and dogs to shelters outside the storm zone, freeing shelter space for strays coming in after Isaac.
September 2, 2012
The HSUS Works with PetSmart Charities to Deliver Supplies to Pet Owners Affected by Hurricane Isaac
The HSUS is assisting PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief Waggin’ program deliver supplies requested by Jefferson Parish and Plaquemines Parish, La., in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.
September 1, 2012