Looking Glass Animal Rescue helps save animals from Tropical Storm Barry

Ridgefield’s Looking Glass Animal Rescue has been involved in the rescue efforts for the animals in Louisiana affected by Tropical Storm Barry, pulling 27 cats and 12 dogs from three local shelters.

“We were told from one shelter that the animals not pulled (as many as 200) will likely be euthanized as, sadly, it is a better alternative to drowning,” said Daniela Raciti, a member of the nonprofit animal welfare organization’s board of directors.

The 39 animals Looking Glass has pulled to safety are currently in a temporary boarding facility.

The cost per kennel is $10 per day. Each animal will be getting a full vet check, vaccination, microchip, de-worming and spay/neuter.

“Our goal is to get them on transport to the Northeast in early August after all vetting is complete,” Raciti said.

“We would love and appreciate your help in getting the word out so that people can apply to foster or adopt, and/or make a tax-deductible donation to our rescue,” she added. “This is truly a lifesaving mission and 100 percent of the donation will go to the care and transport of these dogs and cats. If we can raise excess, we will try to save many more in Louisiana. These animals want to live and we want to ensure they do.”

Looking Glass Animal Rescue’s is working toward the day when no companion animal is euthanized for lack of a home, Raciti said.

The nonprofit partners with the Animal Care Centers of NYC and Best Friends Animal Society.

Currently, Looking Glass Animal Rescue is only at “12% of our fundraising goal.”