Gulf Coast Companion Animal Relief Program (GCCARP) was a program lead by the LA/SPCA which was created in response to tragic effects stemming from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in April 2010. Through a generous grant from the ASPCA, Terrebonne Parish along with other coastal parishes in Louisiana affected by the oil spill were able to offer assistance to those pet owners affected by this disaster. The objective of this program was to ease the financial burden of pet care during the period of economic hardship following the oil spill for fisherman, workers in the seafood industry, and those affected by the depressed economy. Qualifying pets received testing, vaccinations, microchip, and spay/neuter for their pets at NO cost to the owner.
This program had two parts of which the latter broadened the qualifying criteria to include any person/family in Terrebonne Parish who could show proof of being affected in some way by the depressed economy. This program assisted over 200 families in Terrebonne Parish with pet care.