Jefferson Parish, LA – Proclamation
The Proclamation of Appreciation Award given to Martin St. John for invaluable service in assisting with the pet evacuation transportation for the State of Louisiana, and in particular the Jefferson Parish evacuation exercises (June 2007) culminating in the largest pet evacuation in history.
Pioneer Spirit Award – Hurricane Katrina Disaster Response
The prestigious Pioneer Spirit Award was presented to Marty & Amanda St John on August 29, 2008, the day Hurricane Gustav took aim for New Orleans. What followed was the largest pet evacuation ever in the United States, where The MuttShack Animal Rescue, under contract with the State of Louisiana provided over 100 trucks to facilitation the evacuation of up to 7,000 to 10,000 animals.
The award was presented to Marty & Amanda St John “For your extraordinary vision, determination and compassion in rebuilding the City of New Orleans, and the State of Louisiana.” The award was presented by the Humane Society of Louisiana.
Congressional Award for Outstanding Rescue Efforts
California Congress -Wendy Greuel and State of California U.S. Congressman, Brad Sherman
Presented by State Assembly Member Cindy Montanez at The “Day of the Horse” A day dedicated to Marty & Amanda St John. (Nov. 2005)