Crescent City community photo gallery for Feb. 19, 2015 _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Kristina Medley wrangles Pierre, left, while Dana Nesbitt, President of the Humane Society of Louisiana, holds Allister during the unveiling of the Society's TransPUPtation van at the First Bank and Trust in Metairie on Feb. 5. The van will be used to tansport hundreds of adoptable homeless pets each year to the East Coast. The TransPUPtation van was made possible from donations by First Bank and Trust, Bollinger Shipyards, and Entergy. The public was invited to view the new van and several adoptable dogs dressed in Mardi Gras feather boas.

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