This is a list compiled by my friends at the Cat Writers Association and I think specifically by writer and radio personality Steve Dale. If you wish to donate, here are some verified and legitimate options:
American Kennel Club Canine Support and Relief Fund
( http://www.akc.org/news/hurricane_katrina.cfm ) or mail a donation to AKC Companion Animal Recovery Canine Support and Relief Fund, c/o American Kennel Club, 5580 Centerview Drive Raleigh, North Carolina 27606. You may also call 800-252-7894.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (2005 Disaster Relief Fund) ( http://www.aspca.org/disaster ) , or call 212-876-7700, ext. 4516.
American Veterinary Medical Association Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams ( http://www.avmf.org/ ) , or call (847) 925-8070. AVMF supports state and Veterinary Medical Assistance Team (VMAT) training and equipment for deployment in times of disaster. Make donation to AVMF AVMA Medical Assistance Team, 1931 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Cat Fanciers' Association (Disaster Relief Fund and the newly formed CFA
Gulf Shore Fund) ( http://www.cfainc.org/ ) , 732-528-7391. The Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc., P.O. Box 1005, Manasquan, NJ 08736-0805.
Code 3 Associates (Code 3 Associates, Inc. is dedicated to both professional disaster response for animal rescue operations and to training individuals working in animal related law enforcement throughout the country. Also works with EARS Emergency Animal Rescue Service - from the United Nations) ( http://www.code3associates.org/ ) , 303-772-7724; Code 3 Associates, P.O. Box 1128 Erie, CO 80516.
Humane Society of the United States ( http://www.hsus.org/ ) , or call 800-HUMANE-1. Or send check to, HSUS Disaster Relief Fund, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.
Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association ( http://www.lvma.org/ ) , or call 800- 524-2996.
Make donations to the Dr. Walter J. Ernst Jr. Memorial Foundation, 8550 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 1001, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, Make note on your check that the contribution is for Hurricane Katrina Relief.
Noah’s Wish (an animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to rescuing following disasters). ( http://www.noahswish.org/ ) , or call 530-622-9313, or send a donation to Noahs Wish, P.O. Box 997 Placerville, CA 95667
North Shore Animal League ( http://www.nsalamerica.org/ ) , or call 877-4SAVEPET.Perhaps the organization most in need will be the Louisiana SPCA. It’s likely their building has been destroyed, though this is unconfirmed. Their website has not been updated; their New Orleans address and phone no longer exist. It’s unclear how to help them today. But at some juncture, there will be directives available through their website: ( http://www.la-spca.org/ ) . Other affected city shelters will require help as well. A Mobile, AL shelter site is at ( http://www.mobilespca.org/ )