The Humane Society of Louisiana recently unveiled its new TransPUPtation van, which will allow the organization to save hundreds of adoptable homeless pets each year by transporting them to families located along the East Coast. The new TransPUPtation van was purchased with funds donated by First Bank and Trust, as well as charitable contributions from Bollinger Shipyards and Entergy. More than 3,000 animals have been transported for adoption.

A “Doggie Gras” Yappy Hour will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Bulldog, 3236 Magazine St., with adoptable pets, a raffle and auction items to benefit the Humane Society of Louisiana. For information, visit