Friday, September 05, 2008

Alissa Johnson help lost pets during evacuation

With the recent events happening at New Orleans, Alissa Johnson is there to help stray pets that lost their homes. Animal rescuer Alissa Johnson mission is to help rescue these stray pets left homeless when owners have to evacuate ahead of time when there are storms or calamities like Hurricane Gustav that recently struck New Orleans earlier this week.

“I have two animals that I rescued before we evacuated,” Johnson said Wednesday. “We are collecting food and we’re going back down on the weekend to do rescue work and feed strays and try to gather them up.”

Johnson moved to East New Orleans more than two years ago to work as a safety engineer for Lockheed Martin Corp. Since then, she has spent most of her free time helping animals in need like when Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of the city which killed at least 1,600 people and causing billions of dollars in property damage. During this kinds of calamities ASPCA shelter is often full so she and other independent rescuers try to find homes for these pets and other animals which many of them orphaned. Some of these animals are shipped out of state to be adopted so they still need more volunteers to drive animals to other states.

We all know how much this kind of operation will cost and much of this expense Johnson bears it herself, but she could use some donations from you guys. Potential donors who can send gift certificates for pet food or money to a local and reputable veterinarian. Any kind of help can ensure the safety of one pet or more.

For information on her efforts or for ways to donate, go to:

Anyone with dog or cat food to donate in sealed packaging or who would like to help with a monetary donation, should call Johnson at (256) 497-4111 or e-mail her at: