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LSART Pet Rescue (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-10-09

Duration: 00:05:09

Subjects: Louisiana State Animal Response Team | Emergency management | Animal rescue | Hurricane Katrina, 2005


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Poirrier, Renee Interviewee
  • Adcock, Becky Interviewee


This segment from the October 9, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to the unveiling of a new rescue vehicle by the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) in Lafayette. Whinham tours the new trailer with Dr. Renee Poirrier and Dr. Becky Adcock of LSART and talks to them about the value of having this vehicle during a disaster, their plans to travel around the state to provide advice on evacuation planning for pets, and the importance of micro-chipping your pets. This story includes footage from the animal rescue efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford