Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide a coordinated effort in the response, search, rescue and recovery phases involving animals, natural disasters, and significant public emergencies in Louisiana and surrounding States. Our specialized Search and Rescue Team deploys, develops, activates and commands local, community-based search teams, and we provide immediate lifesaving treatment & transport of injured animals.  Our Team also focuses on capturing sick, injured or stray dogs and cats when all traditional methods have failed, Spay/Neuter, Rehabilitation & Adoption. 

Rescue Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2016 and receiving its nonprofit status is 2019.   Rescue Alliance operates a unique and specialized Search, Rescue & Capture Team, known as the Animal Rescue Alliance.  Our Team operates independently but we sometimes partner with local animal control and law enforcement agencies assisting them with animal search and rescue for those animals in need of capture or for those animals involved in emergency incidents.  Rescue Alliance is a boots on the ground organization and we do not currently have a brick and mortar shelter location open to the public.  Rescue Alliance serves Ascension Parish and surrounding Parishes in the State of Louisiana.  Cases outside of our service area are accepted on a case by case basis.  We receive no federal or state funding and we rely solely on donations from generous individuals, businesses, foundations and grants to support our programs and service

Rescue Alliance is a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to search and rescue and reducing overpopulation, abuse and neglect of domestic animals. Rescue Alliance is run entirely by compassionate like-minded professionals who volunteer their time and resources to help save the lives and then care for these animals.

We are a 501(C) 3 Non profit Organization, our Tax ID# is 86-4560359

Our Goals

  • The rescue of lost and abandoned animals in our community

  • Providing food, shelter and vet care to those in need

  • Promoting spay and neutering to end the suffering of overpopulation and unwanted animals.

  • Adoption of healthy animals back into loving homes.

Rescue Alliance is dedicated to the rescue and support of animals before, during and after disasters strike.

Bringing Pets & People Together

Providing Prevention, Preparedness, Advocacy, Response, and Recovery for Emergencies Affecting Animals

What is CART?

A Community Animal Response Team (CART) program is a network of animal and animal-agricultural resources that are available for planning, prevention, protection, mobilization, response, and recovery related to emergency incidents within their community.

Keeping Pets & Families Together

Disaster Goals:

• To respond to animal needs and assist other agencies during
  a disaster or crisis.

To educate the public in the care of animals during a disaster
  or crisis and educate them regarding animal abuse.

To provide training to individual owners to take care of
  their animals at home, and to assist the neighborhood 
  animals before, during and after a disaster.

To offer assistance to cities with animal sheltering, pet  
  response and disaster recovery as needed and requested. 

Partnership For The Pets

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Did you know The Disaster Animal Response Team of Rescue Alliance is a Registered Non Profit Organization Charity? (83-4560359) Donations are always welcome!! When you donate, you help us carry out our mission to provide shelter and supplies for those pets that have been affected by disasters. If you cannot give a donation, why not consider donating your time. To become a member, please email rescue1@animalrecovery.org.

RESCUE ALLIANCE Disaster Animal Response Team is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to animal welfare in times of a disaster or emergency, by providing sheltering, fostering or rescue of domesticated animals.

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, a poll was done and it found that 44% of the people that did not evacuate made that choice because of their companion animals. During that time 100,000 animals were left behind out of that it is estimated that approximately 75,000 died.

To best prepare for potential disasters and for weather that poses a safety risk for our animals, we recruit volunteers year round to aid Rescue Alliance’s disaster animal program.


People and families who have healthy relationships with their pets are usually happier, healthier and live longer. Children who learn how to nurture and care for their pets, also learn to care for other people as they grow older. Animals provide improved self-esteem and cognitive development.

Animals cannot tell us in their language when they are happy or unhappy, hungry, hurt or sick. So it is up to we humans to understand their needs. Animals need to be treated with care and respect

Unfortunately, many people do not understand what proper care of an animal really means, and many others cannot afford to care properly for their pets. People commonly witness cruel treatment of animals, and over the generations some have even come to think that it is normal and okay. Research shows us that young people who mistreat animals are more likely to become violent as adults and violence hurts our society.

Meanwhile, the animals suffer in silence. We see it daily – Animals trapped in cycles of neglect and abuse – chained – sick – starving -beaten -stoned – cursed -chopped and spirits broken. Uncared for – and unloved, fighting to stay alive. Many animals are not lucky enough to have a place to call home at all, and wander our streets and countryside, scavenging and preying on wildlife.

In Louisiana, our biggest problems with animals are:

Strays (dogs, cats)

Overbreeding (overpopulation)

Medical Treatment costs for spay and neuter, injuries, tick flea and worm treatment, as well as preventable diseases like parvo which require immunization.

Feral (wild) cats

Neglect, Abuse, Abandonment

Humane Education

Rescue Alliance needs your help to improve the conditions for animals in our communities. We operate solely on the support of the community.

Your donation makes the difference. Rescue Alliance picks up and accepts stray, injured, abandoned, neglected and abused animals providing food, shelter and medical care – then finds them permanent, safe and loving homes.


RESCUE ALLIANCE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed by first responder’s dedicated to saving, protecting, and caring for companion animals and their families during natural and man made disasters. When a hurricane, fire, tornado or other disaster threatens the state of Louisiana or surrounding states, we will be there to assist with teams of trained volunteers. Our trained team utilizes resources to erect mobile shelters and provide food and treatment for companion animals during this time.

Rescue Alliance “It’s not just our name it’s what we do”To us “Pets Lives Matter”


100% of proceeds are used to support our costs of helping animals in times of disaster, including transportation, food, shelter and more.

Make A Donation

Rescue Alliance is actively assisting our partner shelters with disaster relief efforts.

Now, more than ever, your support is needed to help bring food, supplies, and manpower to provide much needed support during this trying time. Without your help, we wouldn’t have the ability to swiftly take action when natural disasters strike.Name *FirstLastPhone NumberEmail *Description of Disaster and Services NeededSubmit

2019 Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Partnering with Friends of Rescue Alliance is a great way for your organization to showcase its commitment to the community while supporting programs and education to reduce the homeless animal population in Louisiana .  Help us reach a 90% save rate by 2025!

There are several ways to get involved:

  • event sponsorship (custom and naming opportunities available)
  • proud partner designation
  • cause marketing
  • workplace giving
  • in-kind resources

To discuss a sponsorship level listed below or a custom package contact Jonathan Henriques at rescue1@animalrecovery.org.

You also can complete the sponsor form online and make a payment.

Thanks to our 2019 sponsors!

Sweet Pups Rescue and Sanctuary