Kinship Circle: [GULF COAST] Animals In A Post-Katrina Landscape

March 18th, 2007 3:05 pm by Kelly Garbato

UPDATE, 3/18/07: Please see Kinship Circle’s correction regarding item #10 in this newsletter, “60 Million Containers Of Wet Cat/Dog Food Recalled”. I’ve copied it at the end of the post.

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
Date: Mar 18, 2007 3:54 AM
Subject: [GULF COAST] Animals In A Post-Katrina Landscape

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST

3/17/07: [GULF COAST] Animals In A Post-Katrina Landscape
PAST NEWSLETTERS: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/default.html

ANIMAL ISSUE OF THE WEEK:
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IN THIS ALERT:

1. 10 Acres Of Land Available For Sanctuary
2. All Dogs Welcome: 4th Annual Bayou Basset Boogie
3. 40 Puppy Adoption Transport In The Works For April 2
4. Missing Since The Storm: Do You Have A Lead?
5. A.R.K. (Animal Rescue After Katrina) Effort
6. Save A Life: Animals In High-Kill Hammond, LA Shelter
7. Make Room For More At ARNO Shelter
8. Fosters Needed – Cats Removed From Hoarder In Baton Rouge
9. Ramona Billot Leads Plaquemines Cat Action Team
10. 60 Million Containers Of Wet Cat/Dog Food Recalled
11. LSART Summit Conference
12. Left To Die In New Orleans East
13. Cockfighting: Louisiana Now Stands Alone
14. DIRECTORY: Missing/Found Animals, Rescue & Reunion

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1. 10 Acres Of Land Available For Sanctuary

SOURCE: Jane Garrison, jane [at] janegarrison.com

3/8/07, from jane [at] janegarrison.com — PLEASE FORWARD

We bought almost 10 acres of land in Lucerne Valley, which is very close to Victorville, CA (about an hour outside of LA). The land is currently vacant with no buildings or fences. We are offering use of this land to an animal group looking to set up a sanctuary. If you are interested please email me at Jane [at] JaneGarrison.com

Thanks, Jane and Mark Garrison

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2. All Dogs Welcome: 4th Annual Bayou Basset Boogie

SOURCE: Leslie Wallace, QueenB534 [at] aol.com
Looziana Basset Rescue, Inc., http://www.bayoubassets.petfinder.org

WHAT: Looziana Basset Rescue hosts Fourth Annual Bayou Basset Boogie
WHEN: Sunday, April 15 from 10am to 2pm
WHERE: Shelter #10 at Audubon Park, New Orleans
DETAILS: http://www.bayoubassets.petfinder.org

T-shirt for the event designed by local artist Nick Crowell. We’ll have a walk around the park, food, silent auction, a store, and the Bayou Basset Boogie Band. We are now taking credit cards! For a sneak peak at the event t-shirt, please email me at queenb534 [at] aol.com

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3. 40 Puppy Adoption Transport In The Works For April 2

SOURCE: Katrina Lifeline Programs, katrinalifelineprograms [at] CompanionAnimalNetworkTV.org

3/6/07, from Garo Alexanian, katrinalifelineprograms [at] CompanionAnimalNetworkTV.org — All of the previous 36 puppies we brought up on Dec 27 have been adopted into the lowest per capita euthanasia rate region in the country, New York City.

So we’re returning for another load on April 2, 2007. The transportation costs are pre-paid by Katrina Lifeline’s major national partner shelter, North Shore Animal League… All you need is to get a rabies shot for the puppy if has 2 or more adult teeth (approximately 12 weeks old) and a State of Louisiana health certificate for travel. Puppies up to 15 weeks are sought. Every rescue group, animal shelter, animal control agency, and even individuals in the state of Louisiana are eligible to participate except
Lafayette Parish’s Roicy Duhon Animal Control agency.

Medical protocols require litters NOT be intermingled with other litters in order to prevent cross-contamination of parvo, distemper or upper respiratory diseases. We’ll need pictures of puppies to be entered into the attached Word form as well as the other information requested. That’s all there is to getting southern pups a new life in and around the Big Apple!

AND DO NOT FORGET THAT WE HAVE A FREE HEARTWORM TREATMENT AND RABIES SHOT AND TRAVEL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR SOUTERN LOUISIANA ALSO.

Thank you all for the wonderful work you are doing. We hope to continue to support the state of Louisiana, its humane organizations and its animals through these difficult times.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Garo Alexanian, Coordinator
katrinalifelineprograms [at] CompanionAnimalNetworkTV.org

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4. Missing Since The Storm: Do You Have A Lead?

SOURCE: Remote Reunion Campaign, http://rrhudy.myweb.uga.edu/bfrr/index.html

In each Gulf Coast Newsletter, Kinship Circle features Katrina’s lost animals:
* Some MISSING since the storm, possibly with unknown individuals or groups
* Some who were confirmed rescues, now LOST IN THE SYSTEM
* And some FOUND waiting in foster for a familiar face, voice, touch…

ANIMAL RESCUE GROUPS & INDIVIDUALS:
Look at these animals. Their humans have been searching for them since the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. If you have ANY leads, contact volunteers listed on Remote Reunion Campaign’s website or in this alert. Check Remote Reunion’s website regularly to view other lost/missing pets.

REMOTE REUNION CAMPAIGN CONTACT:
Valerie Sharma, psharma [at] austin.rr.com
Add pets to FOUND section, CONTACT:
Halle Amick, amick [at] med.unc.edu
VIEW DOGS missing, lost in system:

http://rrhudy.myweb.uga.edu/bfrr/dogs.html

VIEW CATS missing, lost in system:

http://rrhudy.myweb.uga.edu/bfrr/cats.html

VIEW FOUND PETS:

http://rrhudy.myweb.uga.edu/bfrr/found.html

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PETFINDER LOST LINKS: here and here

CONTACT FOR Jack: Meryl, 203-531-4504 or Merrey1 [at] optonline.net

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PETFINDER LOST LINKS: here

CONTACT FOR SCRAPPY: Halle Amick, 919-451-9571 or amick [at] med.unc.edu

Kinship Circle - 2007-03-17 - 03 - Section 4, Hart

PETFINDER FOUND LINKS: here and here

PETFINDER LOST LINKS: here

CONTACT FOR HART: Eileen Shellman, 920-499-7475 or rogershell [at] scglobal.net

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PETFINDER FOUND LINKS: here and here

PETFINDER LOST LINKS: here

CONTACT FOR Magnolia: Eileen Shellman, 920-499-7475 or rogershell [at] scglobal.net

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5. A.R.K. (Animal Rescue After Katrina) Effort

SOURCE: Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle, info [at] kinshipcircle.org;
Kathy Sweeney, kathybsweeney [at] yahoo.com;
Ramona Billot, ramonabillot [at] yahoo.com;
Traci Kestler, tbkestler [at] cox.net

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Kinship Circle, 2/17/07, Upper 9th Ward

Katrina-Affected Animals Still Need You

During Kinship Circle’s February 16-23 trip to New Orleans, we observed cats and dogs left to scavenge in sparsely populated areas. Even in semi-repopulated areas, many residents are so financially strapped (and living in FEMA trailers alongside destroyed homes) they can no longer care for their own pets — let alone street animals. Everyone we spoke to along our route heard and saw many animals at night.

We’d like to see donations stream in for resident volunteers. These individuals, Katrina evacuees themselves, have been devoted to animal recovery since returning to their damaged homes nearly two years ago.

These NOLA residents conduct and incur costs for trap/neuter/release (TNR), medical care, adopt/transport, rescue, and food/water programs:
- Traci Kestler, ARNO & independents
- Kathy Sweeney, Lakeview, New Orleans
- Ramona Billot, Plaquemines Parish/Belle Chasse

CHECKS OR PETCO/PETSMART GIFT CARDS
Mail directly to Traci, Kathy or Ramona. Addresses below.

ARRANGE SHIPMENT OF FOOD/SUPPLIES
Contact Traci, Kathy or Ramona directly.

Traci Kestler / ARNO & independents’
P.O. Box 55284; Metairie, LA 70055-5284
ONLINE: http://www.ARFL.petfinder.com

Kathy Sweeney / Lakeview
1105 Taft Park; Metairie, LA 70001
504-343-3683, kathybsweeney [at] yahoo.com

Ramona Billot / Plaquemines Parish
102 A Omega; Belle Chase, LA 70037
504-606-3116, ramonabillot [at] yahoo.com

OR, you may send checks (no gift cards) via Kinship Circle, a nonprofit org.

We’ll distribute funds monthly. Please send donations earmarked for A.R.K.:

* ONLINE DONATIONS:

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation/

**IF DONATING ONLINE AT KINSHIP CIRCLE WEBSITE:
Please also send an email to kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
confirming your donation is specifically for A.R.K.

* BY MAIL:
Send check made out to Kinship Circle to:
Kinship Circle
7380 Kingsbury Blvd.; Saint Louis, MO 63130
memo: Animal Rescue After Katrina (A.R.K)

Kinship Circle, nonprofit, registered in the state of Missouri Charter number: N00071626 * Certification number: 7789294
[Federal] Employee Identification Number (EIN): 20-5869532

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A few of the animals seen in the Upper 9th Ward, during Kinship Circle’s recent trip to New Orleans.

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6. Save A Life: Animals In High-Kill Hammond, LA Shelter

SOURCE: Forwarded by Jeanette Althans, JAlthans [at] chnola.org

The animal shelter in Hammond receives about 1400 animals a month and only adopts out about 50 each month. Some animals are put to sleep the same day they arrive. Please contact the shelter as soon as possible if you can adopt or foster to SAVE A LIFE. Please forward to anyone able to help. If there is an interest, possibly the animal can be pulled before it is too late. Many more dogs and cats in jeopardy…

Tangipahoa Parish Animal Control
15487 Club Deluxe Rd.
Hammond, LA 70403
ph: 985-543-0215
email: jnasimmons [at] aol.com, whitk227 [at] cox.net, Egweiner [at] aol.com

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7. Make Room For More At ARNO Shelter

SOURCE: http://www.animalrescueneworleans.com

Foster/Adopt For Animal Rescue New Orleans

ARNO has an ongoing need for foster homes to provide animals a safe and loving environment until transport, reunion and adoption arrangements can be made. Help us continue saving animals from the streets of New Orleans and many surrounding parishes. Your support enables ARNO to trap and rescue more animals from animal control facilities and kill shelters. The surrounding parishes have experienced a drastic increase in Katrina owner surrenders, as many people cannot find new places to live that allow pets.

TO FOSTER/SHELTER ANIMALS, CONTACT:
GREATER NEW ORLEANS AREA
* ARNO FOSTER CARE APPLICATION:

http://www.animalrescueneworleans.com/foster_form.html

* More ARNO foster info and contacts:

http://www.animalrescueneworleans.com/fosterinfo.html

* ARNO ADOPTION APPLICATION:

http://www.animalrescueneworleans.com/adoptions.html

* ARNO (Animal Rescue New Orleans)
504-571-1900 / Adoptions email: adoptfromarno [at] yahoo.com

WEST BANK/BELLE CHASSE AREA
* CONTACT RAMONA BILLOT: ramonabillot [at] yahoo.com

TO VIEW ANIMALS IN NEED:

http://www.1-800-save-a-pet.com/shelter71665-pets.html

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Nunny (left) and Blue Heeler / Redtick Coonhound Mix puppies (right) — some of many sweeties who need homes at ARNO shelter.

See rest of sweeties-in-need: http://www.1-800-save-a-pet.com/shelter71665-pets.html

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8. Fosters Needed – Cats Removed From Hoarder In Baton Rouge

SOURCE: Pam Leavy, tundraleap [at] msn.com

From Pam Leavy: Thanks to APAWS and Spay Baton Rouge, 65 cats and 7 dogs were removed from a hoarding situation by 2/26/07.

Kinship Circle - 2007-03-17 - 12 - Section 8 - Baton Rouge Hoarder

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HELP STILL NEEDED:

1. Foster and/or forever homes for cats being boarded. If any of those targeted as “barn cats” turn out to be friendly, these too will enter the adoption program.

To volunteer for fostering or for adoptions, contact:
Dianne: 225-572-1156 or Emily: 225-335-4606

Although we appreciate every offer, we do not have the resources to transport the animals to outside areas.

2. If physical help is not possible, monetary donations are desperately needed to help with boarding fees + veterinary expenses for vaccinations, combo testing, spay/neuter (most were already spayed/neutered), ear mite treatment and other minor medical issues. In addition, the cats and dogs are covered with fleas (if you watched my video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxcchlDbACU you noticed the scratching) so flea treatment is needed for all animals.

For donations, please visit these websites:

http://www.apawspets.org

email: apawspets [at] yahoo.com
and

http://www.spaybatonrouge.org

email: spaybatonrouge [at] yahoo.com

CURRENT DILEMMA FOR CATS SAVED FROM HOARDER

3/14/07, From apawspets [at] yahoo.com — The cats are starting to come back from their foster homes, you know the story…we wanted to help as long as it was news but we expected to get the perfect cat and expected him to be adopted in a day or two. Denise has just relinquished ALL of the the dogs to us. We brought them to a friend of hers, Pat, who was was to foster the dogs until she got her life in order. Well, after her boss saw the news story about the house in Plaquemine, where he thought she still lived, her main concern is keeping her attorney license and state job, so now Denise and Pat want us to get rid of the dogs immediately. Unfortunately, we don’t have the money right now to vet the dogs and get them to adoption. The shepherd has tested heartworm positive so I can assume the rest are also.

Presently, we have 11 cats and 2 dogs at a boarding facility, 2 cats at Animal Ark, one may need an eye removed and one has mouth issues. They all have terrible ear mites and fleas and flea allergies. The barn cats seem to be doing good but rumor has it some want to get inside; they don’t exactly seem to be barn cats, so they may be coming back into the program.

Since I think with my heart and not my head sometimes, we are rapidly running out of money and the boarding of these poor guys is costing us a Fortune… Any donations are desperately needed and greatly appreciated.

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9. Ramona Billot Leads Plaquemines Cat Action Team

SOURCE: AlleyCatAction WINTER 2007 Newsletter, Alley Cat Allies

CALLING PCAT … In Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, calls about feral cats are now routed to the newly formed, all-volunteer Plaquemines Cat Action Team (PCAT). With the goal of stopping the killing of feral cats, PCAT is the first attempt in Plaquemines Parish to substitute humane solutions for traditional animal control practices. PCAT’s mission is to provide humane education and TNR guidelines for the community and local government so that feral and stray cat populations can be controlled and the quality of their lives improved. Although local animal control and government officials do not yet offer nonlethal services to their constituents, they are supportive of ACA’s efforts to build TNR services.

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When Diane Blankenburg sought to form a feral cat group on ACA’s behalf in Plaquemines Parish, she was greeted with enthusiasm by the citizens. Ramona Billot, a banker by day, immediately agreed to take on the leadership of PCAT. Ramona’s drive to save the lives of feral cats was ignited in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when she worked tirelessly for months to be allowed access to the sealed-off Memorial Medical Center where she believed her sister’s four cats might still be living. The miraculous rescue of her sister’s cats further inspired Ramona to work to save the feral cats of her community. With two spay/neuter clinics for feral cats already under their belts, the volunteers of PCAT are beginning to see results in their community; Ramona says that she is more hopeful about the animals of Plaquemines Parish than she has been in some time. In time, PCAT’s success can help spur Parish government to provide the humane solutions its citizens so clearly want.

ALLEY CAT ALLIES’ GOAL IS TO MAKE TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN (TNR) STANDARD practice in every community throughout the country. With our state-of-the-art factsheets, videos, and other materials, ACA provides caregivers and feral cat advocates as well as animal control and shelter personnel with the tools they need to save the lives of feral cats in their communities.

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10. 60 Million Containers Of Wet Cat/Dog Food Recalled

SOURCE: Janice, bluevegan [at] earthlink.net

Here are the codes:
Plant Code 4197; Lots 6339 to 7073; Dates: 12.03.06 through 03.06.07

Here are the symptoms to watch for:
1) Lethargy; 2) Vomiting; 3) Acute Renal Failure

Recalled Dog Product Information
Recall Information 1-866-895-2708

1. Americas Choice, Preferred Pets – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Americas%20Choice_Preferred%20Pet.xls
2. Authority – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Authority.xls
3. Award – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Award.xls
4. Best Choice – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Best%20Choice.xls
5. Big Bet – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Big%20Red.xls
6. Big Red – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Big%20Red.xls
7. Bloom – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Bloom.xls
8. Bruiser – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Bruiser.xls
9. Cadillac – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Cardillac.xls
10. Companion – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Companion.xls
11. Demoulas Market Basket – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Demoulas%20Market%20Basket.xls
12. Fine Feline Cat, Shep Dog – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Fine%20Feline%20Cat%20and%20Shep%20Dog.xls
13. Food Lion – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Food%20Lion.xls
14. Giant Companion – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Giant%20Companion.xls
15. Great Choice – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Great%20Choice.xls
16. Hannaford – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Hannaford.xls
17. Hill Country Fare – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Hill%20Country%20Fare.xls
18. Hy-Vee – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Hy-Vee.xls
19. Key Food – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Key%20Food.xls
20. Laura Lynn – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Laura%20Lynn.xls
21. Loving Meals – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Loving%20Meals.xls
22. Main Choice – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Main%20Choice.xls
23. Mixables – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Mixables.xls
24. Nutriplan – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Nutriplan.xls
25. Nutro Max – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Nutro%20Max.xls
26. Nutro Natural Choice – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Nutro%20Natural%20Choice.xls
27. Nutro – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Nutro.xls
28. Ol’Roy – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Ol’Roy.xls
29. Paws – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Paws.xls
30. Pet Essentials – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Pet%20Essentials.xls
31. Pet Pride – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Pet%20Pride.xls
32. Presidents Choice – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Presidents%20Choice.xls
33. Price Chopper – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Price%20Chopper.xls
34. Priority – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Priority.xls
35. Publix – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Publix.xls
36. Roche Bros – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Roche%20Bros.xls
37. Save-A-Lot – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Save_A_Lot.xls
38. Schnucks – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Schnucks.xls
39. Springsfield Pride – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Springsfield%20Pride.xls
40. Sprout – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Sprout.xls
41. Stater Bros – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Stater%20Bros.xls
42. Total Pet, My True Friend – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Total%20Pet-My%20True%20Friend.xls
43. Western Family – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Western%20Family.xls
44. White Rose – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/White%20Rose.xls
45. Winn Dixie – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Winn%20Dixie.xls
46. Your Pet – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Dog/Your%20Pet.xls

Nutro also is recommending not feeding their wet dog food products.

http://www.nutroproducts.com/menufoods.asp

Recalled Cat Product Information
Recall Information 1-866-895-2708

http://www.menufoods.com/recall/product_cat.html

1. Americas Choice, Preferred Pets – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Americas%20Choice,Preferred%20Pet.xls
2. Authority – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Authority.xls
3. Best Choice – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Best%20Choice.xls
4. Companion – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Companion.xls
5. Compliments – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Compliments.xls
6. Demoulas Market Basket – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Demoulas%20Market%20Basket.xls
7. Fine Feline Cat, Shep Dog – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Fine%20Feline%20Cat,Shep%20Dog.xls
8. Food Lion – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Food%20Lion.xls
9. Foodtown – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Foodtown.xls
10. Giant Companion – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Giant%20Companion.xls
11. Good n Meaty – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Good%20n%20Meaty.xls
12. Hannaford – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Hannaford.xls
13. Hill Country Fare – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Hill%20Country%20Fare.xls
14. Hy-Vee – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Hy-Vee.xls
15. Key Food – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Key%20Food.xls
16. Laura Lynn – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Laura%20Lynn.xls
17. Li’l Red – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Li’l%20Red.xls
18. Loving Meals – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Loving%20Meals.xls
19. Main Choice – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Main%20Choice.xls
20. Nutriplan – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Nutriplan.xls
21. Nutro Max Gourmet Classics – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Nutro%20Max%20Gourmet%20Classics.xls
22. Nutro Natural Choice – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Nutro%20Natural%20Choice.xls
23. Paws – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Paws.xls
24. Presidents Choice – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Presidents%20Choice.xls
25. Price Chopper – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Price%20Chopper.xls
26. Priority – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Priority.xls
27. Save-A-Lot – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Save-A-Lot.xls
28. Schnucks – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Schnucks.xls
29. Sophistacat – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Sophistacat.xls
30. Special Kitty – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Special%20Kitty.xls
31. Springfield Pride – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Springfield%20Pride.xls
32. Sprout – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Sprout.xls
33. Total Pet, My True Friend – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Total%20Pet,My%20True%20Friend.xls
34. Wegmans – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Wegmans.xls
35. Western Family – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Western%20Fam.xls
36. White Rose – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/White%20Rose.xls
37. Winn Dixie – http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Cat/Winn%20Dixie.xls

60 million containers of pet food recalled – Eukanuba, Iams and store brands tied to kidney failure, deaths

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17650075

The company said it manufacturers for 17 of the top 20 North American retailers. It is also a contract manufacturer for the top branded pet food companies, including Procter & Gamble Co.

P&G announced Friday the recall of specific 3 oz., 5.5 oz., 6 oz. and 13.2 oz. canned and 3 oz. and 5.3 oz. foil pouch cat and dog wet food products made by Menu Foods but sold under the Iams and Eukanuba brands. The recalled products bear the code dates of 6339 through 7073 followed by the plant code 4197, P&G said.

Globe and Mail.com news story: http://tinyurl.com/yqguno

Ms. Law said that the food eaten by the affected pets had been traced to a single manufacturing plant in Emporia, Kan. Food from that plant is being recalled and future orders put on hold.

“We have had a small number of reported cases . . . of pets getting sick and developing signs of kidney failure,” company spokeswoman Joyce Law said in an interview. Menu Foods identified the same plant as a source for some of the affected food and said that a plant in Pennsauken, N.J., was also implicated. Menu Foods supplies its products to 17 of the top 20 retailers in North America. They produced more than one billion containers last year.

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11. LSART Summit Conference

SOURCE: Information compiled/forwarded by Pam Leavy, tundraleap [at] msn.com
Amanda St John, amanda [at] muttshack.org
MuttShack Animal Rescue, http://www.muttshack.org

3/12/07, from Pam Leavy, tundraleap [at] msn.com — IMPORTANT: Register with LSART to volunteer with animal evacuations in Louisiana, whether you attend the training sessions or not.

LSART
Louisiana State Animal Response Team Summit Conference
8550 United Plaza Blvd, Suite 100, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
1-800-524-2996, 1-225-928-5862
LouisianaSART [at] Gmail.com

FULL INFORMATION: here
LOCATION: Holiday Inn South, 9940 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA.
DATES/TIMES: Thursday, March 22, 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, March 23, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
REGISTER: here

Even if you are unable to attend, please register with LSART. Contact LouisianaSART [at] Gmail.com or 800-524-2996 for more information about volunteering or joining.

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MUTTSHACK
Transport Training for Animal Evacuations

INFO & REGISTRATION: here
LOCATION: Agriculture & Forestry Department, (225) 922-1254
5825 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, 12:00 noon

Jim Crosby’s Aggressive Dog Handling Class:
INFO & REGISTRATION: here
LOCATION: LSU Vet School, Skip Bertman Dr., Baton Rouge
DATE/TIME: Saturday, 8:00 a.m.

You can also train online to volunteer with Muttshack for evacuation, transports and animal rescue.

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PETSMART
PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief Session

INFO & REGISTRATON: (PetSmart application is too big of a file to attach)
If interested, CONTACT: Program Administrator – 904-571-6135
LaurelLey [at] AnimalReliefResource.org
LOCATION: Holiday Inn South, 9940 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, March 21, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30
Wednesday, March 21, 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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12. Left To Die In New Orleans East

SOURCE: Forwarded by Bettina R., brosmar [at] hotmail.com

Original from Southern Animal Foundation (SAF), animallover [at] southernanimalfoundation.org

3/1/07, from animallover [at] southernanimalfoundation.org — This situation is one of the main reasons why “just TNR” will not work; at least not for those of us at SAF. This girl, who we named “Little Miss Sunshine” was found in a semi-populated area in New Orleans East. She’s an adult, but weighs under 4 pounds. She’s very sweet and tame, but in horrible shape. There would be no way an animal like this could be trapped, neutered, and released in this condition. Yet, who is going to care for her? Does she deserve to be euthanized because she was left to die?

She’s not the only one like this out there, but we’ve been saving them one at a time.

Kinship Circle - 2007-03-17 - 15 - Section 12 - Little Miss Sunshine

Kinship Circle - 2007-03-17 - 16 - Section 12 - Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine at Southern Animal Foundation in New Orleans

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13. Cockfighting: Louisiana Now Stands Alone

SOURCE: Laura Maloney, Chief Executive Officer, Louisiana SPCA
701 Thayer Street; New Orleans, LA 70114
504-368-5191 ext 200, http://www.la-spca.org/
laura [at] la-spca.org

Press Release / Louisiana Now the Only State to Still Allow The Brutal Blood Sport of Cockfighting

NEW ORLEANS, LA – (3/12/07) Today New Mexico became the most recent state to ban cockfighting and with that passage Louisiana now carries the blemish of being the only state in the country that still allows the activity. This is true despite the fact that 82% of Louisiana residents favor a legislative ban on an activity recognized by most as a cruel and barbaric blood sport.

Earlier today, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed legislation that makes cockfighting a crime in his state, and cockfighting opponents are now turning their focus solely on Louisiana which has yet to outlaw the activity. The Louisiana SPCA (LA/SPCA), a strident and longtime advocate to end cockfighting, feels that the renewed attention on Louisiana will not be lost on state lawmakers, and that the pendulum to end cockfighting is clearly swinging in the favor of those who want to see an end to an activity that encourages roosters to brutally fight one another to their death.

“The whole country is already focused on Louisiana due to our massive rebuilding and recovery efforts, and no one wants to see Louisiana blemished with the stigma of being the only state that still allows such a brutal and inhumane practice,” said Laura Maloney of the LA/SPCA. “Cockfighting is an outdated blood sport and with it comes the additional stain of illegal gambling, violence and crime. We feel the tide has turned and we’re confident our legislature is aware of the cultural shift.”

The LA/SPCA has worked tirelessly to lobby Louisiana lawmakers during past legislative sessions. For the first time last year an anti-cockfighting bill authored by Senator Arthur Lentini made it as far as the legislature’s Agricultural Senate Committee. Although the bill was finally defeated in the full House, cockfighting opponents saw it as a promising step in the right direction. The LA/SPCA intends to bring its battle back to lawmakers with the opening of the 2007 legislative session in April where a bill to outlaw the practice is sure to be introduced.

In 2004, a poll conducted by Hill Research Consultants indicated that 82% of the Louisiana residents favor a legislative ban against cockfighting. Seventy-eight percent of New Orleanians feel strongly that the legislature should outlaw the sport. Even 77% of citizens in Lafayette, where the activity is often practiced, believe the sport should be illegal.

Along with the horrific images of a brutal practice where roosters are fitted with sharp razors intended to gouge and puncture one another until one dies, the sport is also a concern to the LA/SPCA and others because young children are often in the audience and exposed to the activity. “Cockfighting is often billed as a form of ‘family entertainment’ by its supporters and young children who are often in the audience observing this barbaric sport are desensitized to violence,” added Maloney.

The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is an organization devoted to improving the lives of animals and eliminating the homelessness, neglect and abuse that signal animal suffering. Chartered in 1888, our history has been paved with an understanding that only through an improved human-animal ethic can we better the lives of companion animals and that of our community. Our programs and services are infused with the highest standards of care and compassion.

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14. HURRICANE DIRECTORY: Missing/Found Animals, Rescue & Reunion

* Nola.com: http://www.nola.com/forums/animals/
* CraigsList: http://neworleans.craigslist.org/pet/
* Katrina’s Lost Pets: http://www.lostkatrinapets.com/
* Petfinder’s Animal Emergency Response Network: http://disaster.petfinder.com/emergency/home.html
* FOUND Katrina/Rita Animals, Still Missing Their People: http://tinyurl.com/ht9c2
* Pet Harbor: http://www.petharbor.com/
* CommunityWalk Maps: Cats/Dogs Sighted in NOLA: http://www.zzcat.com/katrina/ARNO_maps/roaming_pets.htm
* Animal Sightings — Missing, Found: http://www.communitywalk.com/map/12088
* Lost Katrina Pet Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yepitsme770/sets/72157594146243742/
* Remote Reunion Campaign: http://www.arches.uga.edu/~rrhudy/bfrr/
* Lost Pets Reported by Residents of New Orleans’ Ninth Ward: http://www.angelfire.com/planet/petrecover/
* Pets Missing From St. Bernard Parish in New Orleans: http://loststbernardpets.org/
* Help to Locate Your Lost Pet / St. Bernard Parish Shelter: http://www.sbpanimal.homestead.com/katrina.html
* Camp Lucky Rescues: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yepitsme770/sets/72057594131487111/
* Hurricane Pets Lost From Mississippi: http://mississippilostpets.blogspot.com/
* Pomeranians Lost/Found in Aftermath of Katrina: http://katrinapoms.4t.com
* The Lost Pets Of Katrina: http://www.wroberts.org/PF/LOST/
* Lost and Found.com: http://pets.lostandfound.com/
* Stealth Volunteers: http://www.illyria.com/shelter/foundpetlist.htm
* No Animal Left Behind: http://noanimalleftbehind.blogspot.com/

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
Date: Mar 18, 2007 7:59 PM
Subject: *CORRECTION/ Menu Foods Recall*

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST

In yesterday’s Kinship Circle Gulf Coast Newsletter — 3/17/07: Animals In A Post-Katrina Landscape — we ran information (Newsletter listing #10) about the Menu Foods Recall of multiple brands of wet cat and dog food.

CORRECTION: This information about product names/code listings had been circulating widely on the internet, but appears to NO LONGER BE VALID. Either Menu Foods no longer has downloadable Excel spreadsheets of the toxic products OR the original alert was incorrect.

In any case, below are PRODUCT NAMES and LINKS attained from Menu Foods current RECALL PAGE. As of this morning, 3/18/07, all links were working.

BE SAFE: Some food manufacturers such as PURINA have issued VOLUNTARY RECALLS of certain foods and are NOT ON MENU’S LIST. To be safe, CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER OF THE PET FOODS YOU USE.

Purina Recall Notice: http://www.purina.com/company/press/2007/MightyDog.aspx

I use five or six different brands among my five companion animals. So far I’ve heard back from Wellness Brand/Old Mother Hubbard, who says ALL of their food lines are unaffected by this recall.

Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle

**If for any reason you did not receive the full 3/17/07 Gulf Coast Newsletter, please request it at kinshipcircle [at] brick.net

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