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LEGUS Legacy Award goes to Louisiana SPCA
Each year at its annual meeting, LEGUS has the privilege of donating to a local charity which has become widely known as the LEGUS Legacy Award. The LEGUS Legacy award was initiated in 2013 to recognize organizations around the world who are doing good in their local communities. LEGUS works with its law firm in the local jurisdiction to identify the organization and invite them to accept the award donation. In 2015, LEGUS proudly donated to the Louisiana SPCA.
Chartered in 1888, the Louisiana SPCA is the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state. In 2005, it was estimated that as many as 104,000 pets were left behind due to the weather, storm and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Over the course of the events following Hurricane Katrina, approximately 15,000 animals were rescued by the Louisiana SPCA and approximately 15-20% were reunited with their owners.
In the past 10 years, the Louisiana SPCA has successfully:
- Found homes for more than 16,000 homeless animals through adoption, transport, breed rescue and foster.
- Spayed/Neutered more than 50,000 animals who would otherwise contribute to overpopulation, preventing an estimated 275,000 unwanted homeless animals.
- Reunited nearly 5,000 lost pets with their owners and created owner-retention programs to reduce surrenders.
The LA SPCA is in the final stages of completing its new 32,000 square foot facility. The facility will include a clinic featuring four treatment rooms and two surgery suites, shaded play yards for animals waiting for treatment, 24 dog adoption rooms and many other amenities.
To learn more and donate to this wonderful organization, please click here.