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Dear Friends,

The Humane Society of Louisiana offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that can easily fit into everyone's schedule. Our group was established in New Orleans 1988, and we have a long history of advocating for the protection of animals, whether it is in the classroom, the State Capitol or in the courtroom. Our group also operates a no-kill animal sanctuary located in Tylertown, Mississippi. To encourage a healthy plant-based diet and lifestyle, our group also started the New Orleans Vegetarian Society which has more than 500 members. For more information, please visit us at meetup.com, as well.

There are any number of ways to get involved as a volunteer. Here is just a partial list:

- join our investigations department. These volunteers respond to hundreds of complaints each year by visiting households or businesses where abuse may be taking place or by working with law enforcement officials to ensure that the animal protection laws are upheld. We also have volunteer caseworkers who monitor complaints, once they have been filed with our organization. These volunteers meet throughout the year.

- join our humane education department and become one of our pet care educators! These volunteers visit schools, YMCAs, nursing homes and other venues throughout the year, educating the young and old about the need to properly care for all animals.

- join our outreach team and help us man tables and booths at different festivals and events around town.

We also encourage you to join our group as a dues-pay member. Dues

are only $20.00 for individual or $35.00 for family. Checks may be sent

to the Humane Society of Louisiana, P.O. Box 740321, New Orleans, LA

70174 or make a donation online throughout our website at www.


Sincerely yours,

Jeff Dorson

Director, Humane Society of Louisiana

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A Stocking Stuffer for our Animal Friends
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Humane Society of Louisiana

Dear All,

I hope you are enjoying this holiday season. We have some good news to share! A young Brown Pelican we named "Hershel,"who was found by a rig crew covered with a light sheen of oil in Buras three weeks ago, has made a full recovery and was released back into the wild yesterday by members of the Audubon Institute, who nursed him back to health. Attached is a photo of Hershel the day we delivered to Audubon and photos of his release that appear in today's Morning Advocate. http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/multimedia/photos/14330158-172/photos-pelican-release

Our state offers very few resources to help injured or orphaned wildlife, and we plan on sponsoring wildlife rehabilitation workshops in 2016. In the meantime, I hope you will put a little present in our humane society's stocking before Christmas, so we can help others like Hershel (later named "Snappy.")

You can donate here: http://humanela.org/donate.htm

Formation of Humane Society of Louisiana's "Clean Team"
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Humane Society of Louisiana

Dear All,

Many of our city's and state's waterways, bayous, streams and canals and full of trash and debris. Here is just one example of a canal in Algiers that I started cleaning ealier today. Imagine the challenges this trash poses to the water birds, frogs and turtles, just to name a few of the marine animals, who try and live in this filth.

Our Humane Society will be scheduling outdoor clean up days periodically throughout the next year, so please get your gloves, googles and boots ready! It's time we all chipped in and helped our beleaguered state and planet!

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the upcoming holidays. If you feel like cleaning this canal with me during the next few days, please email me at [masked]

A Quick Thank You!
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Anywhere in New Orleans

Dear Friends,

Many thanks to all of you who volunteered yesterday at the Barkus parade. Next year, we should enter our own float! Thank you to Claire, Cheryl (and her guest), Leah and her awesome family, Kat and her equally awesome husband, JP, Carrie and her obviously awesome family, Tamara and Travis, Joseph and his wonderful wife, Patti, who moved here three weeks ago from Florida and knows more people here than I do, and everyone else I may have failed to mention. Let's keep our dream of making Louisiana a kinder, more compassionate state alive!

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