I received a desperate text this morning on my store cell phone. BJ Hall of Ascension Parish in La is in desperate trouble. Her home is flooded, roads are closed and she has 36 horses who are in dire need of hay and grain, and in danger of starving. She is about out of hay and feed, all of the feed stores are flooded and no one has any feed to spare. The horses are on higher ground and are safe away from swift moving waters and flooding. But that is of little comfort once she runs out of supplies. I fear she is not alone.
Here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we don't often see flooding problems of this magnitude. I have reached out to friends that I know in the gulf states who are organizing assistance, however it may be a day or 2 before the team can get in there. Currently disaster response teams are tied up with human rescues and have not been able to focus on animals just yet. My hope is that we can share this around and hopefully guide some equine disaster resources into the Baton Rouge area for help.
Please have any resources you may have interested in helping out BJ Hall and her 36 horses in need reach her