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Today In NOLA 9.26.15

There’s no shortage of things to do this Saturday in New Orleans. Tipitina’s teamed up with Galactic to produce The Landing Festival, which kicks off today. It’s Smithsonian Museum Day Live with free entrance to multiple museums. Celebrity Lea Michelle will sign her book, You First, at Garden District Book Shop, and NOLA on Tap will bring beer to the City Park Festival Grounds. On this day in 1997, Louisiana guitarist James Burton made it on to Hollywood’s Rock Wall. Now, more to do this Saturday. 

Pawsible Scenarios: Hurricane Prep for Pets

Hurricane season started today, and the media is abuzz with suggestions about prep, go-bags, and the like. The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LaSPCA) took the opportunity to remind locals not to forget their furry friends while preparing for the worst.

Dat Dog, Adelita's Way, On A Leash for LA-SPCA

Dat Dog is a little wacky, but not the type of establishment to go off the leash. To the contrary, the popular hot dog destination will be hosting “Dog on a Leash” to raise funds for the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA-SPCA). On Wednesday (9.24), the Dat Dog downtown location (601 Frenchmen Street) will be the site of a Yappy Hour and an Eat n’ Greet with rockers Adelita’s Way.

Kitty Clearance Weekend at LASPCA

The LASPCA issued a special bulletin Friday for the feline friendly. The Algiers-based location of the Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals is holding a kitty clearance this weekend. About 180 cats are available for adoption at the LASPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.).

Pause for Paws Raises Money for Pets at 50 Eateries

On Thursday (6-12), more than fifty local restaurants will be helping to raise money for animal welfare as part of the Pause 4 Paws event. Twenty percent of dining proceeds in participating restaurants will be given to the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Louisiana SPCA).

Prep Time

Bywater's StormFest Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season

Hurricane season officially starts Sunday (June 1). Fortunately, it also happens to fall in the middle of festival season. The organizers of the second annual Storm Fest want to arm New Orleans citizens with knowledge and facts about hurricane preparation – in a fun atmosphere. 

NOLA on Tap, Expungement Day (PHOTOS)

Photos by Brandon Robert

This weekend's (slightly) cooler weather invited dog lovers to the City Park's Festival Grounds for NOLA on Tap, with over 200 brews to support the LASPCA. Over at Christian Unity Baptist (1700 Conti St.), New Orleanians got a chance to clean their records at the Justice and Accountability Center's expungement day. According to representatives for the event, approximately 350 of the 500 participants will come out of the "Clean Your Jacket" day rap sheet free. 

Today in New Orleans 9.28.13

For the fourth year in a row, NOLA on Tap is offering pet lovers a chance to day drink for their four-legged friends. Across the bridge, Nicholas Payton, the Hot 8 Brass Band, and more are taking to the stage for the Old Algiers RiverFest. On this day in 1868, dozens of black Americans were killed in the Opelousas Massacre. Now, more to do this Saturday.  

Hens Up for Adoption After Cockfighting Bust

The hens used in a cockfighting operation in New Orleans East are up for adoption, according to the LASPCA. There were 450 roosters taken Wednesday, August 14, from Trinh Tran’s New Orleans East home. 

Fowl Play: 450 Roosters Seized as LASPCA Discovers Cockfighting Operation

Updated 10 p.m.

New Orleanians have become accustomed to living with chickens, but not the kind that Trinh Tran had at his New Orleans East home. Authorities seized more than 500 roosters and other birds bred for cockfighting on Wednesday in an action that the Louisiana SPCA is calling the largest single action in its 125 year history.

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