|Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:07 am
Post subject: ALERT: Help for those that had to leave a pet behind
|I have shortened this up quite a bite to only include the help section
Pets & Animals in Distress - Sept 3, 2005
PAW e-Newsletter Hurricane Katrina Rescue Update
There are still many animals that are left inside homes that need to be rescued. We are putting out a SPECIAL ANIMAL BOLO ALERT and are asking anyone that may know someone that had to evacuate the disaster areas that had companion animals that they had to leave behind to please have them contact Pets & Animals in Distress at: email@example.com or call (954) 202-9991. We are compiling a list of animals that need to be rescued to pass on to affiliate relief organizations, rescue groups shelters and volunteers in those areas who are already on the ground rescuing stranded animals.
When contacting us please ask them to include:
Contact/ Owners name
Contact phone numbers / e-mail address
Address where the animals are
Name(s) of animal(s)
Description of animal(s)
Please cross post pass this urgent message on to as many people as you can as time is of the essence.
I also spoke to Danine who is the Shelter Manager with the Humane Society of Monroe, Louisiana that is about 4 hours away from New Orleans, who said that their shelter has been inundated with many animals that were dropped off by pet owners because of the evacuation and are now being cared for along with many other animals that have been rescued and brought in on a daily basis and are in need of food and supplies. We have contacted our friends at The Meow Mix Company who have offered to help with food and will have several pallets of food delivered to their shelter within the next few days. We are coordinating to have more food delivered to help other shelters in other disaster areas. We are asking any shelters that are taking in Hurricane animals in need of food or assistance to contact Pets & Animals in Distress at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a massive relief undertaking that will require the help, efforts and teamwork from many other animal relief organizations, shelters, rescue groups, volunteers and agencies from all over the U.S. to coordinate and network together to help in the biggest animal relief effort that is ahead of all of us to help rescue and save the hurricane animals. The impact of this disaster crisis will be felt for months and years to come.
We would like to dedicate the very end of this e-newsletter to those of you who responded to our urgent appeal to help us with their monthly and one time donations, thus providing us with the funding that will assure that we will be able to continue our ongoing vital relief work and efforts to help the animals in the future.
Please keep the people and animals in your prayers. Thank you to everyone for your generosity, support and prayers in these very difficult times of need. We need you now. God Bless!
Brenda Beck, President
Pets & Animals in Distress
"Your Best Friends Helping Our Best Friends"
PLEASE CROSS POST : IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION TO PASS ON
Organization Contact Phone/ Name
SPCA of New Orleans area: Laura 434-589-1499
Northwest Louisiana Humane Soc. Nancy 318-219-7387504-366-8972
Humane Society of Monroe Danine 318-387-9553
Humane Society of Central Louisiana 318-641-0458
Caddo Commission Animal Svcs. Anita Mills 318-222-6624
Lafayette Parish Animal Control 337-291-5644
Noah's Wish Foundation Teri/Roger 530-622-9313
Contact information for Animal Rescue Organizations In Mississippi
Mississippi Alliance 228-216-7729
Gulf Coast SPCA 228-872-5659
Contact information for Animal Rescue Organizations In Alabama
Greater Birmingham Humane Society Jackie/ Melissa 205-290-0055/682-8894
Contact information for Red Cross in Louisiana with Shelter that allows pets
NW Louisiana Chapter Red Cross Michelle Davidson 318-865-9545
Animal Evacuation and Recovery Plan for New Orleans Area
The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA), the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA), the Louisiana Animal Control Association (LACA), and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) are managing animal evacuations and recovery plans for New Orleans pets and displaced animals.
Evacuees Seeking Pets That Were Boarded in Veterinary Clinics
At this time, animals from the following veterinary clinics are being housed at the Parker Coliseum on the LSU Campus:
Metairie Small Animal Hospital
St. Tammany Animal Shelter
The Cat Practice (Metairie)
Southern Animal Foundation
This list will be updated as needed.
If you are a pet owner whose animal was at one of these facilities, please call the Emergency Animal Shelter Hotline at (225) 578-6111 for information about your pet(s). This number should be used only by owners looking for their pets and people or shelters that need to drop off pets. All others (those wishing to make donations, volunteers, those seeking general information, etc.) should contact the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine at (225) 578-9900.
The Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales is currently housing the following:
Companion animals owned by people who were in Red Cross-associated evacuations (Causeway and I-10 bus staging area)
Stray companion animals (may include pets that escaped from homes or were otherwise lost)
Clinics and Shelters That Need to Transfer Pets
Please call the Emergency Animal Shelter Hotline at (225) 578-6111 to arrange for drop-off.
Pets Traveling With Owners:
The LVMA is currently accepting pets at the Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette, LSU in Shreveport, the Monroe Civic Center for small animals and the Ike Hamilton Center for large animals in Monroe, the Farmer's Market in Alexandria, and the LSU Agriculture Center/Parker Coliseum in Baton Rouge. Owners must be housed in a Red Cross shelter; owners are responsible for caring for their animals, including feeding and cleaning. Animals will be accepted 24 hours a day. Veterinarians will be on hand to handle any medical needs.
While owners are responsible for the feeding and cleaning of their pets at the Parker Coliseum in Baton Rouge, the SVM, along with volunteers from the Baton Rouge Veterinary Medical Association, will provide veterinary care. If for some reason, an owner is unable to care for a pet sheltered in the Parker Coliseum (e.g., the owner is housed in a special needs shelter), SVM student volunteers will provide primary care, such as feeding and cleaning. The East Baton Rouge Animal Control Center will be taking stray animals.
The Parker Coliseum will be staffed 24 hours a day by a supervising veterinarian and student volunteers from the School of veterinary medicine. Pets in the Coliseum will be given physical exams and Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccinations. If a pet requires medical attention and veterinary monitoring, it will be sent to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
People With Pets Who Are Evacuating New Orleans
The LA/SPCA will transport animals from pick-up points in New Orleans to the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. The pick-up points have not yet been determined and are being coordinated with the agency charged with transporting people from New Orleans to other areas.
The Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales, La., will serve as the primary staging area. Once the shelter is full, animals will be moved to temporary shelters in other areas of Louisiana and Texas.
The LA/SPCA Dorothy Dorsett Mobile Veterinary Center will be at the Lamar-Dixon Center to treat incoming animals as needed.
Confined Pets Still in Disaster Areas
Beginning on September 1, residents who left pets in their homes may call the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Hotline at (225) 578-9900 or toll-free at (888) 568-5557, to leave information about the number of animals, species, and their confined location.
We have received news that an animal shelter at Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette has been opened, right next to the Cajundome. Evacuees may bring their pets their for housing. The shelter has PLENTY of food, water, crates, cages, bedding and newspaper. BUT the owners are responsible for feeding, watering, walking and medicating their own pets. Interested parties may call Lafayette Parish Animal Control at 337-291-5644 for more information.
Mississippi Animal Rescue League (MARL)
There is a pet friendly shelter set up at the Coliseum in Jackson and run by Mississippi Animal Rescue League (MARL) and staff of the Louisiana SPCA, who evacuated to that area. MARL also took some animals in at its shelter. As of Tuesday morning, the two locations were sheltering over 100 animals for evacuees. The Houston SPCA has taken in 260 animals evacuated from the Louisiana. SPCA and currently has those animals available for adoption. Thankfully, many animal groups are rushing to assist.
We are hearing about so many tame, stray, and feral cats in threatening circumstances, and we know that more frightened, displaced cats will be found. If you know of cats, caregivers, or a rescue group in need, call Alley Cat Allies at 240-482-1980, ext. 125, and ask for Vanessa or e-mail email@example.com. )
Many hurricane animals were also found with microchips in all the States hit by Hurricane Katrina. There are several hundred already safely placed and need the owners to call any of the following microchip companies if you have lost your pet.
AVID MICROCHIP ID (THEY ALSO OWN PET NET MICROCHIP COMPANY) CALL 800 336-2843
HOME AGAIN MICROCHIP RECOVERY CALL 866-738-4324
VET-LINK.COM MICROCHIP 800-838-8563
HERE IS A NATIONAL DATA BASE LIST OF ANIMAL SHELTERS AND RESCUE GROUPS FOR ANYONE THAT NEEDS HELP OR INFORMATION
(Type in the state, city or zip code to find a shelter)
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