Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) is an organization created and dedicated to the rescue and aid of abandoned and homeless animals in the New Orleans area, including responding to the immediate needs of those in need of medical care or those too old, too young, too sick, neglected, abused and deprived of love. Our mission is to aid abandoned and homeless animals and, through education and support.
Two of our ARNO volunteers, Michael Groetsch and Dan Rivers, have co-written and produced the song “Who Rescued Who” (Americana/Folk) about an elderly man who walks into an animal shelter looking to adopt a puppy but after an old and gray dog catches his eye, he adopts the older dog instead. When friends visit his home and comment that he rescued the dog, he softly replies that the dog actually rescued him. He also realizes that the dog walks and shares with him each day, the beauty in a world that he had almost forgotten. LISTEN AND WATCH HERE:http://icanstillhearthemusic.com/the-music/
Michael Groetsch runs the website I Can Still Hear the Music, devoted to animal rescue themes alongside baby boomers and caregiving.
HOW SWEET IS THIS?! From April-June 2018 a portion of the proceeds from Pupelato & Friends of Chiboust Shirts will benefit Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO)! Bring your pups over to Sucré New Orleans for a sweet treat & sport your favorite frenchie + macaron shirts for a great cause!
VOTE FOR ARNO TREE OF HOPE – TREE “N” ON THE BALLOT! Please come to see ARNO’s Tree of Hope at The Treasure Chest Casino in the entry hall at 5050 Williams in Kenner! All of the ornaments are current ARNO dogs and cats at the shelter. These ornaments were lovingly made by our volunteers, but we need your help. There are two ways to make a difference. You can go to the Treasure Chest Casino and vote (daily if you can from Dec 1-14) at one of the kiosks just inside the casino. You use your free member B Connected card to get a ballot and vote! ARNO has Christmas Tree “N” on the ballot. The prizes are 1st Place $3,000. 2nd Place $2,000, 3rd Place $1,500, 4th Place $1,000, 5th Place $750, 6th-12th Place $500 and 13th-18th Place $300.
There is another contest online. COMPUTER VOTES ONLY, it does not work from a cellphone. You can vote everyday at https://www.facebook.com/TreasureChestCa…/…/195693061000663/ from Dec 1-14 to help ARNO win one of the online prizes: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300 and 3rd Place $200! Please help us win prize money to help our rescues! Merry Christmas.
WE DESPERATELY NEED LAUNDRY ANGELS! It’s Thanksgiving week and in the spirit of giving, can you wash a bag or two of laundry for our pups so they can stay warm this week? It’s so easy! While you are home making the turkey or your famous oyster dressing, how about having a load or two going for our pups? It’s going to be very cold Thanksgiving night, and we are low on clean blankets at the shelter. PLEASE STOP BY ANY DAY between 9a-9p and pick up a bag, wash at home and return at your convenience. Be an angel – a laundry angel – for our homeless shelter pets this holiday season! WE WILL NEED LAUNDRY ANGELS ALL WINTER LONG – Our shelter is located at 271 Plauche Street, Harahan, LA 70123.
As we celebrate Independence Day, it is important to remember that it is very common for dogs to be frightened of fireworks and other loud noises and this can cause them great distress. Signs of stress include trembling, shaking, pacing, panting, destructive behavior, whining, barking, vomiting, panting and attempts to escape.
Even if your dog has been fine with fireworks and loud noises in the past, dogs can still develop fears of this later in life and it can only take one incident. My dog Lucy is almost 11 years old and her fear of lightning and thunder has progressed to a point that she has to take medication. In her younger years, she coped fine in these situations.
Following are some tips to keep your pet safe this Fourth of July:
Make sure your dog has a good walk and lots of potty breaks earlier in the day. If he is nervous, he will likely avoid going outside once the celebrations have started.
Keep your dog indoors after dark when the fireworks start, and if he must go outside, supervise him at all times as he may attempt to escape if a loud noise takes him by surprise.
Make sure your dog is wearing a collar and ID tag with current information in case he does escape.
Block out the noise by turning on the television or radio and keeping doors and windows shut.
If your dog has to be left alone during the festivities, make sure he is left in a safe, dog-proofed area. Do not be surprised if he has been destructive or has a potty accident while you are away, as this may be his way of coping with the stress.
Create a safe hiding place within your home, since some dogs just want to withdraw and hide when frightened.
Distract your pet with a good chew toy or treat. Having something to do can help relieve stress.
In severe cases of fear, seek advice from your vet. As a last resort, your vet may prescribe medication to help.
Make this year’s Fourth of July celebrations an enjoyable time for all. Knowing that your pets are safe and secure will allow you to enjoy the festivities all the more.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS, FOSTERS, ADOPTERS AND DONATIONS NOW MORE THAN EVER.
We took in 26 dogs from Denham Springs Animal Shelter on August 15, 2016, and we will need extra hands for dog and cat care for the next few weeks. If you are a registered volunteer, please come. If not, please register at www.animalrescueneworleans.org/volunteer and then come on over.
FOSTERS NEEDED: We still need fosters for the dogs we just took in. If you would like to foster an animal displaced from the floods, please fill out the application here.
We also need fosters and adopters for our ARNO dogs and cats so that we can make room for those displaced by the flood. Please help us help them! If you would like to foster or adopt an ARNO animal, please visit: https://animalrescueneworleans.org/adoptfoster/