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Desparate Need for Animal Rescuers New Orleans

12dogmom
November 9th, 2005, 11:05 PM
11/4/05 UPDATE: Animal Rescue New Orleans
Jane Garrison & David Meyer

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ALERT.
YOU WILL FIND MANY OF YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED HERE.
We apologize, but cannot always respond personally to emails due to the daily demands of coordinating this relief effort.


UPDATE FROM THE FIELD:
WE DO NOT HAVE NEARLY ENOUGH PEOPLE TO FEED AND THEN CATCH (TRAP) THE THOUSANDS OF PETS IN NEW ORLEANS AND THEY ARE DYING EACH DAY. THEY ARE HAVING TO BAND TOGETHER IN PACKS, HIDE UNDER HOMES, AND MANY OF THOSE HOMES MAY SOON BE BULLDOZED.

Complacency has set in among the national public who has become "Katrina Weary"- But for the thousands of starving dogs and cats living in the ruins of New Orleans searching for food at this very moment, the situation is as critical as ever! Just yesterday, a cat living in a destroyed home who had access to inside and outside, was rescued and was in the worst shape of any cat our rescuers had seen. The cat was experiencing liver failure and was literally just skin and bones-- this is the effect of living in the toxic environment that so many destroyed houses became after the flood. Unfortunately this cat died in transit to the emergency clinic-

New Orleans parish has only the Louisiana SPCA with its few officers and the entire adjacent county of Saint Bernard Parish has no animal control whatsoever! The dogs and cats who survived the flood and hurricanes Katrina and Rita and who are living in the damaged homes of guardians who themselves are now homeless need to be rescued and placed in safe care.

WE NEED:
1. People to help put out feeding stations
2. People to trap dogs/cats
3. People to transport rescued animals to Best Friends in Mississippi each evening
4. People to transport pets to humane societies
In other words, we need people!

Take a few days and JUST DO IT.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER FOR ANIMAL RESCUE NEW ORLEANS

1. We need volunteers THROUGH END OF NOVEMBER, at which time we will assess
continued need and update you.

2. WHEN YOU KNOW YOUR ARRIVE/DEPART DATE, SEND FOLLOWING INFO TO:
info@kinshipcircle.org. If you've already sent this, PLEASE DO NOT SEND AGAIN!

*Full name(s) / Name of organization (if applicable)
*Full street address
*Cell phone, land phone, email
*Brief description of animal experience, including professional, rescue, shelter, etc.
*Arrive/Depart dates in New Orleans

3. Type “HURRICANE VOLUNTEER” in the subject line of your email, or we may miss it.

4. If you are an Animal Control Officer, Veterinarian/Vet Tech, or Experienced Humane Trapper
state this in subject line of email. I.E., HURRICANE VOLUNTEER: Animal Control Officer


CONTACTS
1. LOCAL RESIDENTS (IN LOUISIANA) / FEEDING ASSIGNMENTS
Jane Garrison: 843-343-8887, JaneGarrison@comcast.net

2. ARRIVING IN NEW ORLEANS WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT LODGING, DIRECTIONS, ETC.
Holly: 757-641-4527 or Rob Stone: 253-307-0969

3. VOLUNTEERS WHO CAN EXPORT/TRANSPORT/FOSTER
Karla Osbeck: vixey23j@yahoo.com or 310-800-7011

4. DONATE MONEY OR SUPPLIES
Priscilla Gargalis: pgargalis@yahoo.com

5. VOLUNTEER QUESTIONS NOT ANSWERED IN THIS ALERT (ONLY)
Kate Danaher: katedanaher@animalearthhuman.org
Brenda Shoss: info@kinshipcircle.org


TRAVEL & ACCOMODATIONS
- Fly into New Orleans or Baton Rouge.
- Rent a vehicle with room for supplies. Vans and SUVs appreciated.
- Attend 7:30 am daily meeting (location listed below)
MORNING ASSIGNMENT MEETINGS - 7:30 am
NEW: Corner of Magazine and Felicity Streets by empty Star Hair & Nails bldg. Around the corner from prior location at 1823 Magazine Street. Southern Animal Foundation has been wonderful but we don't want to block their front door each morning)


If you arrive after 7:30 am meeting:
Call Jane Garrison 843-343-8887 for food/water assignment area.
Call Holly: 757-641-4527 or Rob Stone: 253-307-0969