Deja Voux All Over Again

My friends in Louisiana are keeping a very close eye on Hurricane Gustav. The LA-SPCA is still planning to have their Thursday evening event (and I will attend), but is beginning to evacuate animals tomorrow. Their brand new shelter, located south of New Orleans on the west bank of the river, just opened recently. Their former shelter was destroyed by Katrina.

So far, Humane-LA and ARNO are planning to hold their fundraising/ book signing events as scheduled. I hope Wendy Diamond still comes. Amanda and Martin St. John of Muttshack will probably be there one way or another–either receiving an award for their post-Katrina efforts or evacuating animals in advance of Gustav. Read about their Katrina Promise at

I still plan to go. My flight back to Minnesota is scheduled for Sunday, and should leave before Gustav arrives, if it does. I’m just trying to figure out what to cram into my one “free” suitcase allowed by Northwest Airlines. I had planned clothes for attending a memorial service at City Hall, some less formal book signings, and a cocktail party. Now I think I’ll somehow try to fit in more clothes for taking care of animals (I have plenty of those!). Will keep you posted… here is the schedule so far:


8 State Hurricane Kate: The Journey and Legacy of a Katrina Cattle Dog
Book signings by Jenny Pavlovic:
Thursday, August 28th
LA-SPCA Puptail Party & Gelato Tasting
Petcetera, 3205 Magazine St, New Orleans
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
$5 per book sold will be donated to the LA-SPCA
Friday, August 29th
Katrina Memorial Event
Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 739 Canal Street, New Orleans
Book signing: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
$5 per book sold will be donated to the Humane Society of Louisiana
Friday, August 29th
Benefit at Tipitina’s – 501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans
9:00 pm to ?
$5 per book sold will be donated to the Humane Society of Louisiana
Saturday, August 30th
Benefit at Canine Culture, 8110 Hampson Street, New Orleans
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
$5 per book sold will be donated to Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO)
Saturday, August 30th
Benefit for the Humane Society of Louisiana at:
The Ritz-Carleton, 921 Canal Street, New Orleans
5:00-7:00 pm
Featuring Wendy Diamond
$5 per book sold will be donated to the Humane Society of Louisiana

Please stay tuned…

BTW, I tried about 100 ways to get these notices spaced apart properly and couldn’t get it to work. So I justified them over to different sides on purpose!

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