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Katrina animals need foster homes...delivered absolutely anywhere

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by katie blue, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. katie blue

    katie blue kt loo

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    Just received this from my rescue network:

    Animal Lovers
    Transport Provided to Anywhere - Room Desperately Needed! (For the Animal Victims of Katrina)

    There is transportation provided, with people ready and waiting, for upwardsof 200 dogs and 150 cats so far rescued from the devastation of hurricane Katrina. What these animals need is a place to go. Kennels, boarding, vets, offices, shelters with any extra space, foster homes and rescues. Even one or two open kennels would greatly help.
    From what we know, all animals have been vaccinated and are in good health considering the conditions. There are dogs and cats of every breed and size.Some are in groups of two, three or four, hailing from the same family, while some are solitary. ANY KENNEL SPACE AVAILABLE CAN CERTAINLY BE USED. These drivers are willing to move these animals ANYWHERE they need to go. Absolutely anywhere.

    The current safe houses for these animals are being inundated and some of these pets will have to be euthanized if they are not moved to make room for the incoming animals.

    Please feel free to pass on this information everywhere. Every forum, every list, every community.

    REMEMBER THESE ANIMALS WILL BE TRANSPORTED TO YOU.
    If you know anyone, anywhere, that is willing to take in even one cat or dog, please have them contact Lynda at the information provided below. They are also asking for ANY kind of donations for the animals - money, food, bedding, water, etc.

    Please Contact Lynda V. at: 203 515 3024 (cell)
    Home: 203 227 5308
    Email: Lynda@portone.com
    Please contact at any time, day or night. These volunteers, rescuers and shelter workers are working around the clock.
     
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  2. seagrovelover

    seagrovelover little sugar

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    Katieblue....I have three dogs already or I would take one in in a minute. You have such a loving heart, good luck!!!! :wub:
     
  3. DD

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    :sosad: Katie, I will send the message on to everyone I know...wish I could take some, but will be divorced if I do. Already have 4 cats, 1 dog. Hope you get lots of foster parents!
     
  4. Suncat

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    I presently have all the dogs and cats I can care for...mostly rescued.
    I have printed out the notice from Katieblue's post and plan to make copies and take them to local vet offices and pet stores to display and hand out.

    Thanks for the info on this..I do plan to send a donation.
     
  5. Lois

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    Thanks for posting this information Katie, I have forwarded to every animal lover on my e-mail list.

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    Kim Little dowses his head in water to keep cool after rescuing pets uptown.
    (The Times-Picayune)
     
  6. katie blue

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    Thanks SO much for helping get the word out, y'all!

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  7. Lois

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    I've heard that the Emerald Coast Kennel in Santa Rosa Beach is taking in evacuated dogs/cats at no charge, but they are in need of monetary donations.
     
  8. Mermaid

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    There was an article in our Indianapolis newspaper about the 118 dogs that arrived for adoption, all victims of Katrina. They were transported from Save a Pet animal shelter in Dothan.

    The call was put out to seek new owners for these storm orphans, and also to solicit donations of money and equipment like leashes, food, pooper scoopers, etc.

    I think that if we've been getting pets as far away as Indianapolis, then a lot of other cities are, too. It's probably worth it to call your local shelters and ask if they need donations like we do here.
     
  9. katie blue

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    Oh yes, they're sending them to any shelter who will take them. Chances are your local humane society is receiving animals as we speak, volunteers are delivering them all over the country. If this interests you, your local humane society needs cash, towels, dog bowls, garbage bags, lowes/Home Depot cards, volunteers to wash and walk the pooches, and Kuranda beds. These are chew-proof, washable, super durable beds that get the dogs up off the dirty concrete floor, and makes them so much more comfortable..you can click a link to donate one of these beds. They're pricey (like $50 a bed), but it's one of the more immediate things you can do to improve conditions for the animals. (And will be of use long after the Katrina crisis has passed.) I just sent a few to my local. Here's the link:
    http://www.kuranda.com/shop/donate.asp?
     
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    Katie, your compassion speaks volumes. :clap_1:
     

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