The ongoing oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is having wide-ranging and severe impacts on families living in the region. Animal shelters are being overwhelmed by a tide of incoming animals, relinquished by families who are struggling to make ends meet. The Louisiana SPCA, in tandem with partner agencies, is offering free veterinary care including examinations, heartworm and feleuk/FIV tests, vaccinations, microchipping and spay/neuter surgery for qualified residents of Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Terrebone, and Jefferson parish that work within the fishing industry and who are in danger of relinquishing their pets. For more information on the program and how to get assistance, or how to donate, visit the LA-SPCA's Gulf Coast Companion Animal Relief Program site at http://la-spca.org/Page.aspx?pid=509 .
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MINE is a documentary about the essential bond between humans and animals, set against the backdrop of one of the worst disasters in modern U.S. history. This gripping, character-driven story follows New Orleans residents as they attempt the daunting task of trying to reunite with their pets who have been adopted by families all over the country, and chronicles the custody battles that arise when two families love the same pet. Who determines the fate of the animals —and the people— involved? A compelling meditation on race, class and the power of compassion, MINE examines how we treat animals as an extension of how we view and treat each other.