Kinship Circle: Floods, Fires & Animals ­ TX, KS, OK, CA

July 5th, 2007 2:51 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
Date: Jul 4, 2007 2:07 PM
Subject: Floods, Fires & Animals ­ TX, KS, OK, CA

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST

RELIEF GLOBAL
7/4/07: Floods, Fires & Animals – TX, KS, OK, CA

PAST NEWSLETTERS: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/default.html

IN THIS ALERT:

1. TEXAS: Raining Cats & Dogs / How To Help
2. TEXAS: Severe Flooding in Northern Texas Affects Pet Owners
3. KANSAS: Kat 5 Rescue Headed To Kansas / How To Help
4. KANSAS: Pet Rescue Launched In Flooded Coffeyville
5. OKLAHOMA: Oklahomans Flee As Oily Flood Closes In
6. CALIFORNIA: Lake Tahoe Pets / How To Help
7. CALIFORNIA: Wildfires – What About Animals? / How To Help

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TEXAS FLOOD UPDATE

SOURCE: http://network.bestfriends.com/kat5/news/16559.html

TEXAS, 7/4/07 — Sixteen counties in Texas, including Wilson, Williamson, Burnet, Hood and Llano, have been soaked by rain for days, and the rain is expected to continue… Access to flooded towns is not possible in some areas, the power is out in others… Those who remain at home are urged to continue watching the news and listening to the radio, mindful that the call to evacuate could still come…

http://www.redcross.org/pressrelease/0,1077,0_314_6827,00.html

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1. TEXAS: It’s Raining Cats & Dogs

SOURCE: Kat5 Animal Rescue, kat5animalrescue [at] yahoo.com
http://network.bestfriends.com/kat5/news/

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PHOTO: Hood County news photo from flooding
http://www.hcnews.com/imagegallery/

WAYS YOU CAN HELP

1. ADOPT/FOSTER for Noah’s Ark SPCA/Humane Society
http://noahs-ark-care.org/ * Noah’s Ark: 940-665-9800

2. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUPPLY TRANSPORTS
from Dallas area to Haltom City — Call KAT 5: 972-898-3300

3. SUPPLIES NEEDED
Contact KAT 5 for more information:
972-898-3300, kat5animalrescue [at] yahoo.com
– Puppy food: any brand, 20 bags dry
– Cat litter: 15 bags
– Cat food: 10 bags dry
– Kitten food:10 bags dry, 20 cans wet
– Dog food: 15 bags dry
– Pee pads like used in rest homes: not disposable
– Leashes: nylon slip ones, 15
– Collars for dogs: 20
– Cat bowls one quart, stainless steel with ring to clip to cage (20)
– Bowls, 3 quart stainless steel (20)
– Cat litter pans, smallest, fit in kennel, plastic (20)
– Cat beds, smaller ones (25)
– Dog chews, rawhide

MEDICAL SUPPLIES NEEDED:
– Dewormer liquid D/120 – 20 bottles (dogs)
– Dewormer Praziquatal – 10 bottles (cats)
– Flea spray case of 12 oz Addams (for dogs & cats)

TEXAS RESIDENTS needing assistance with their pets affected by the recent flooding may call KAT 5 Animal Rescue for assistance:
972-898-3300, kat5animalrescue [at] yahoo.com

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PHOTO: http://www.hcnews.com/imagegallery/

7/3/07, By Susan Meyer: Executive Director of KAT 5 Animal Rescue — The rain has not let up in Texas, yet authorities say animal rescue is under control. The Red Cross and the National Guard are in Texas helping residents. KAT 5 Animal Rescue has spoken with the authorities in the hardest hit areas in Texas regarding animal needs.

Marble Falls, Fort Worth, Weatherford, Granbury and Austin, Texas authorities, on June 30 2007, said that for now everything is under control and no volunteers are needed for search and rescue of animals.

Pet Spa Dog Trainer 911
2010 Acton Hwy; Granbury, TX 76049; 817-326-6243
Will board any dogs in need of temporary lodging free of charge while owners get settled after the flood, Ginger Eways of Mission Granbury reported.

Hood County Senior Center / Flood victim shelter taking pets (according to Hood County News Online)
E. Moore Street in Granbury; 817-573-5533

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2. TEXAS: Severe Flooding in Northern Texas Affects Pet Owners

SOURCE: Kat5 Animal Rescue, kat5animalrescue [at] yahoo.com
http://network.bestfriends.com/kat5/news/16560.html

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7/4/07, (PressZoom) FORT WORTH, Texas — After days of rain, swollen rivers in Northern Texas exceeded their capacity and caused many flash floods. Neighborhoods are experiencing high waters that could initiate a call for localized evacuations. The rains are not forecasted to stop soon. The Humane Society of the United States urges pet owners in the region to gather supplies and be prepared to take their pets with them…

EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT FOR ANIMALS:
– 3-or-more-day supply food in airtight, waterproof container + drinking water
– Bowls for food and water
– Current photos and physical description of pets, with details on markings
– Medications, vaccination records and first aid pet supplies
– Comfort items such as a toy and blanket
– Small garbage bags
– DOGS: leash, harness and sturdy carrier large enough to use as sleeping area
– CATS: litter/litterbox and a sturdy carrier large enough for transport and for your cat to use as a temporary “apartment” for several days

…More than 358 million pets reside in 63% of American households and 61% of Texas households have a pet. A Zogby International poll found that 61% of pet owners will not evacuate if they cannot bring their pets with them.

MORE TIPS on preparedness plans for your pets including horses and farm animals: http://www.humanesociety.org/prepare

FULL STORY: http://presszoom.com/story_134367.html

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KANSAS FLOOD UPDATE

SOURCE: http://network.bestfriends.com/kat5/news/16559.html

KANSAS, 7/4/07 — Up to 20 inches of rain fell on southeast Kansas over the weekend, the National Guard was called in to perform rescues in some areas. Other areas are almost impossible to reach by road… Adding to the flooding hazard is an oil pipe rupture near the town of Coffeyville, the Environmental Protection Agency is responding to that situation…

http://www.redcross.org/pressrelease/0,1077,0_314_6827,00.html

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3. KANSAS: Kat 5 Rescue Headed To Kansas

SOURCE: http://network.bestfriends.com/kat5/news/default.aspx?gu=kat5

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PHOTO: J. Tomaszewski

WAYS YOU CAN HELP

1. VOLUNTEER: HSMAT training preferable due to chemical spill. Hard-core animal rescuers and animal caregivers, vets, and vet techs

2. FOSTERS/SHELTERS NEEDED: To temporarily house animals + take in animals

3. DONATE: Funds needed for supplies and gas money to get to Kansas, and transports. Tax receipts given. We are a non-profit.
Checks (supplies can not be taken in here):
KAT 5 Animal Rescue
2807 Allen St. #790; Dallas, TX. 75204
PayPal: kat5animalrescue [at] yahoo.com
Credit Card: http://www.networkforgood.org/pca/PersonalCharityBadge.aspx?pcaid=102371

4. SUPPLIES NEEDED (will be updated once on the ground):
Respirator Masks; Scuba tanks with air; John boat
Gas cards; Kennels; Leashes; Cat litter
Tents/buildings to use; Dog, cat, bird, rabbit food

Updates will be listed on this page as we have them. We will establish an address to send supplies in Kansas in the next few days.

http://network.bestfriends.com/kat5/news/default.aspx?gu=kat5

CONTACT KAT 5 IF YOU CAN HELP:
972-898-3300, kat5animalrescue [at] yahoo.com

7/4/07, We’re headed to Kansas, Toto — KAT 5 Animal Rescue & KARE, in a joint effort, are heading to Kansas to rescue the animals endangered by the recent flooding and oil spill. Kat 5 Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) comprised of volunteers from across the country who came together in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to rescue animals. Kat 5 Animal Rescue intervenes to protect animals when a natural or man-made disaster strikes. *KAT 5 is named after Hurricane Katrina (“KAT” for Katrina), and category 5 storms,
symbolizing any disaster.

Knapptime Adoption Rescue and Education (KARE), a 501(c)3 avian rescue is based in Southeast Michigan. They deployed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in support of Hurricane Katrina’s avian victims. KARE’s deployment team joined the massive animal rescue just beginning to get underway. Along with 911 Parrot Alert, Mattie Sue Athan, Julie Burge, DVM, and many other well known and willing hands we got to work. KARE will rescue all animals…

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4. KANSAS: Pet Rescue Launched In Flooded Coffeyville

SOURCE: http://network.bestfriends.com/kat5/news/16557.html

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PHOTO: The animals rescued from the oily water are decontaminated and reunited with their owners.

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7/3/07, KOTV — More than 200 homes are underwater in Coffeyville, Kansas, and it’s not just high water residents have to deal with. A large oil spill during the flood covered everything with a slimy, smelly layer of goo. The water is receding, but many people are still not able to get back into their homes to check the damage. News On 6 anchor Craig Day reports people aren’t the only ones coping with the terrible flooding in Coffeyville.

Carl and Nona Pendleton are spending their 30th wedding anniversary worrying… “It’s something that you never think is going to happen to you. It always happens to somebody else, until it hits you in the face and you realize hey it happened to me. There is really no words to describe the feeling,” Coffeyville resident Nona Pendleton said.

But most of all the Pendleton’s are worried about their cats, Kitten and Cuddles. They had to leave them behind when they quickly evacuated. That’s where Code 3 steps in. A team of volunteers with the non-profit Colorado based group is going door to door, street by street to rescue stranded pets. The animal rescue group travels across the United States and Canada to rescue animals during natural disasters. They responded to hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but Coffeyville’s flooding poses a special problem because of 42,000 gallons of oil that spilled into the Verdigris River…

“The toxins in the water are extremely dangerous to the animals,” said Kay Mayfield with Code 3 Pet Rescue. “When they don’t have any water, they will drink the water. They will eat something that has been in the water and that can cause internal problems.”

The toxic water can cause chemical burns and severe intestinal problems if the animals drink it. Rescued pets are decontaminated, treated by veterinarians if needed, and reunited with owners. Despite their efforts, volunteers haven’t found Kitten and Cuddles… But they’ll keep trying. The Pendleton’s will have to keep watching and waiting and hoping that their pets and others are found safe and sound…

FULL STORY: http://www.kotv.com/news/topstory/?id=130735

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PHOTO: This dog was rescued from a flooded home in Coffeyville, Kansas.

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PHOTO: Code 3 Pet Rescue goes door to door to find pets. Coffeyville, KS

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OKLAHOMA FLOOD UPDATE

SOURCE: http://network.bestfriends.com/kat5/news/16559.html

OKLAHOMA, 7/4/07 — Beginning last week, heavy rainfall began the flooding in Lawton, and has expanded to Tulsa, Bartlesville and other parts of northern Oklahoma. While evacuations continue, state and local officials along with non-governmental organizations coordinate efforts to respond…

http://www.redcross.org/pressrelease/0,1077,0_314_6827,00.html

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5. OKLAHOMA: Oklahomans Flee As Oily Flood Closes In

SOURCE: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/03/flooding.ap/index.html

OKLAHOMA PET SHELTERS: http://www.okpets.org/

Story Highlights
# One river carries an oil slick toward a large water supply
# 42,000 gallons of crude oil spilled as refinery was preparing for flood
# State officials warn people to avoid oily water swirling through town
# Dogs rescued from flooded homes are covered with oil

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7/3/07, Four weeks MIAMI, Oklahoma (AP) — Hundreds of residents fled their northeastern Oklahoma homes Tuesday with all they could carry as floodwaters pushed downstream, and one river carried an oil slick toward a large reservoir that supplies water to several cities.

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PHOTO: Floodwater surrounds a refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas, on Monday.

An estimated 42,000 gallons of thick crude oil that spilled from a Kansas refinery on Sunday floated with mud and debris down the Verdigris River, coating everything it touched with a slimy, smelly layer of goo.

…The oil joins other causes of misery for thousands affected by flooding in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Torrential downpours led to fast-rising water early Tuesday in East Texas, prompting a couple of people to be rescued from water-logged vehicles… In northeast Oklahoma, the rain-swollen Neosho River spilled over its banks, forcing at least 300 Miami residents to evacuate and flooding buildings and apartments at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College…

The river, swollen from heavy rains earlier in the week upstream in southeast Kansas, was scheduled to crest around midnight at 31 ft., more than 15 ft. above flood stage, said Miami City Manager Mike Spurgeon… Another 200-300 homes may have to be evacuated before the water recedes…

At least 50 people were evacuated by boat Tuesday from a rural community in western Missouri as floodwaters streaming in from neighboring Kansas submerged roads leading to town. Bates County Emergency Management Director Tim Young said most residents in and around Papinville were leaving after the nearby Osage and Marais des Cygnes rivers flooded.

“…Most of the roads in town are covered in water, so we’ve got houses as islands and we’ve got boats kind of wandering through to pick people up,” Young said. Evacuees included one family outside town with 10 dogs, all of whom were brought out by boat, Young said.

In Kansas, the Verdigris River had crested and was beginning to recede Tuesday at Coffeyville, but it was kept high by water being released from the Elk City and Fall River Toronto Lake reservoirs upstream, said Jim Miller, Montgomery County emergency manager…

FULL STORY: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/03/flooding.ap/index.html

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From: Laura Glenn – oneofsix [at] everestkc.net
Date: Jul 3, 2007

It’s bad in Osawatomie, Kansas also. Half of the town is under water. The animal control officer is out trying to rescue pets in a boat. I’m trying to get a hold now to see if they can use my help. Laura

Osawatomie Animal Control
P.O. Box 37; Osawatomie, KS 66064
ph: 913-755-2101, 913-755-3558

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6. CALIFORNIA: Help Is Available For Lake Tahoe Pets

SOURCE: http://network.bestfriends.com/kat5/news/16497.html

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PHOTO: A dog waits in a truck bed at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center on Monday. / Trevor Clark / Tahoe Daily Tribune

WAYS YOU CAN HELP

LAKE TAHOE HUMANE SOCIETY AND S.P.C.A.
1221 Emerald Bay Road, behind Snowshoe Thompson Ski Rental between D and E streets at the “Y”
For more information: 530-542-2857

Emergency food/pet supplies available. Donations being accepted.

1. SUPPLIES NEEDED: cat litter and pans, flat oval crate pads, towels, name-brand dry cat and dog food, especially Science Diet adult dog food

2. FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED: Especially for kittens.
For more information: 530-542-2857

EL DORADO COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
1120 Shakori Drive off State Route 89 in Meyers
For more information: 530-577-1766
People who find and rescue pets displaced by the fire may also take them to the shelter.

For evacuees staying in motels, some facilities allow pets and others have loosened their pet restrictions to help out fire victims:
– Value Inn & Cloud 9 Weddings on Lake Tahoe Boulevard
– Holiday Inn Express
– Inn at Heavenly
– Motel 6
– Inn By The Lake

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7/1/07, Nancy Hayden and Charles Sizemore, nhayden [at] tahoedailytribune.com — El Dorado County Animal Control is providing triage assistance for pets affected by the Angora fire. The shelter has room for 16 dogs, and cages and crates for plenty of cats for people who have been evacuated and have their pets with them who need shelter.

Animal Control officers are in the field and will rescue animals if people contact the office and provide information such as address, description of pet, tag identification information and any other pertinent information that will help locate pets.

FULL STORY:
http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/article/20070626/COMMUNITY/106260036&SearchID=73285426206416

VIDEO: El Dorado County Animal Shelter’s Robert Gerat talks about rescuing pets from fire, http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/assets/mov/TD21878626.MOV

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7. CALIFORNIA: Wildfires – What About Animals?

SOURCE: Forwarded By: Kat5 Animal Rescue, kat5animalrescue [at] yahoo.com

Original Source: http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/article/20070625/NEWS/106250035

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PHOTO: http://www.kat5animalrescue.zoomshare.com/files/LAKETAHOE.jpg

WAYS YOU CAN HELP

Dr. David Monroe: Sierra Veterinary Hospital is boarding a large number of pets that have lost their homes due to the fire.
Sierra Veterinary Hospital
3095 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-5224
530-542-1952

IF MISSING A PET:
– Write down pet’s name, description, all tag ID info
– Any other pertinent info to help locate your pet

1. SUPPLIES NEEDED:
– dog, cat, or bird food
– towels, blankets
– cat litter, cat litter pans
– pet carriers/crates of all sizes

2. VOLUNTEERS:
– Animal shelter care
– Fosters

3. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
To care for rescued animals.
Sierra Veterinary Hospital
3095 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-5224
530-542-1952

6/25/07, Firefighters work to save homes near South Lake Tahoe on Sunday (Associated Press), Elaine Goodman, egoodman [at] tahoedailytribune.com — Dr. David Monroe of Sierra Veterinary Hospital said the facility is boarding a large number of pets who lost their homes due to the fire… (see above)

Cheryl Millham of Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care said her organization would care for any injured wildlife found. However, wildlife care workers were not allowed up to the fire line Sunday night to look for injured animals.

The fire area is “prime bear area,” Millham said, and bears that escaped the blaze are likely disoriented. “The animals that have gotten out are very confused,” she said. Millham asked residents to take extra care to secure their garbage and ground floor doors and windows to their homes as a precaution against bears.

FULL STORY: http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/article/20070625/NEWS/106250035

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