Kinship Circle: [GULF COAST] Your Last Hard Day Was Yesterday

March 23rd, 2008 10:24 am by Kelly Garbato

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Date: Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 12:49 PM
Subject: [GULF COAST] Your Last Hard Day Was Yesterday

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST
Networking resources for animal disaster victims + companion animal campaigns

GULF COAST
3/21/08: Your Last Hard Day Was Yesterday

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

IN MARCH GULF COAST NEWSLETTER:

1. Tour For Life 2008: April 9, At SAF In New Orleans!
2. March 29-30: SpayMart Super Adoptathon In NOLA
3. Feedback: Missouri Floodwaters Rising
4. Highlights & Updates
5. Dear Sabrina, Your Last Hard Day Was Yesterday
6. A Second Chance For St. Bernard Parish Animals
7. A Nursing Mom’s Tragedy & The Power To Act
8. Certification As A First Responder For Animals

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1. Tour For Life 2008: April 9, At SAF In New Orleans!

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ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Deanna Theis, Southern Animal Foundation,
animallover [at] southernanimalfoundation.org

NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE WITH SOUTHERN ANIMAL FOUNDATION PRESENT:
The world’s largest co-op pet adoption even — Tour For Life 2008

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 9, 3:00pm to 7:00pm

WHERE:
Southern Animal Foundation
1823 Magazine Street, New Orleans • 504-671-8235

JOIN US FOR:
Adoptions, Open House, Door Prizes, Coupons For Adopters, Kid Station, Ask The Vet. Deanna Theis writes — Northshore Animal League has asked us to partner in their national adoption event. We’ll have a mixture of adoptable pets. We really want to get the word out…

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2. March 29-30: SpayMart Super Adoptathon In NOLA

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ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
sandra [at] spaymart.org * Lynn Chiche, spaymart [at] hughes.net

MARCH 29-30: SUPER ADOPTATHON:

SpayMart is hosting its first Super Adoptathon:
March 29 & 30

Jefferson Feed and Garden Supplies, 4421 Jefferson Highway

Many cats of every breed, age, color and size will be available. This event also features music, entertainment, food, door prizes, and much more. To successfully execute an affair of this magnitude, volunteers are needed. Please find time in your busy schedule to make this a successful adoptathon by participating in finding homes for the many deserving rescues in our care. Some have been Katrina victims and others involved in a cruelty case.

AS OF 3/5/08, THESE VOLUNTEER SHIFTS WERE NEEDED:
Friday: Shift 1 – 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm / Shift 2 – 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday: Shift 1 – 8 am to 12:00 pm / Shift 2 – 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday: Shift 1 – 8 am to 12:00 pm / Shift 2 – 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

TO VOLUNTEER:
Call 504-838-9167 or email spaymart [at] hughes.net

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3. Feedback/Updates: Missouri Floodwaters Rising

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FEEDBACK ABOUT: 3/19/08, Underwater Missouri Town Needs Animal Aid

Kinship Circle THANKS everyone who took initiative to help animal victims in response to our 3/18 and 3/19 alerts about flash floods in Piedmont, Missouri (that wiped out the town’s only animal shelter). Terri Archer, our contact who coordinated resources from her home in Cuba, MO, writes on 3/20/08: “Thank you so much for everything you have done. We’ve received many responses with offers to help and supplies being sent. As soon as we can get them to her [Cibele Hasenbeck, ACO in Piedmont]. They are expecting rivers to crest again on Sunday. Yikes.” http://www.terriscatrescue.com

We’ve been informed surviving animals from Piedmont’s shelter have gone to rescue groups in Missouri. At least 11 lucky kitties have a second chance with Felines Forever, the same foster group that took 14 cats Kinship Circle brought back from New Orleans last February…

FLOODS IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI/ILLINOIS CONTINUE TO RISE:

Outlying communities along swollen rivers (Eureka, Valley Park, Fenton, Pacific, Delta, Whitewater, Gray Summit, High Ridge…) have partially evacuated. Humane Society of Missouri has set up a temporary shelter in Cape Girardeau, MO. If Kinship Circle learns of more specific regions needing outside aid, supplies, etc. for their animals, we will keep you updated.

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Chrissy Ellis hold one of her two remaining dogs Thursday morning as she stands on Twin Rivers Road after her horse trailer became stuck in the rising waters at the confluence of the Meramec and Big Rivers. Ellis was trying to move her animals and belongings to higher ground. Three dogs, three cats, five chickens, one dove, and one parrot drowned. J.B. Forbes, St. Louis Post Dispatch

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Eureka firefighter Corey Marler tries to pull a reluctant dog to his boat in the Meramec River near Highway 109. Passersby spotted two Dogs clinging to driftwood in the middle of the river. Sgt. Bryan Parrott of the Missouri Water Patrol (right) comforts the first dog rescued. Both dogs were taken to the Eureka Fire Station. J.B. Forbes, St. Louis Post Dispatch

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4. Highlights & Updates

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LAND AVAILABLE FOR ANIMAL SANCTUARY:

REPLY DIRECTLY TO: JOANNS151 [at] aol.com

3/19/08: A very nice woman has come forward offering a good piece of land with house and barn set up for anyone wanting to use this for helping animals. It is 50 miles I believe from Lexington, KY a private area but beautiful. Can be used for farmed animals or any rescues. WOMAN IS VERY EASY TO GET ALONG WITH BUT NOW SHE LIVES IN FLORIDA so anyone interested that’s responsible to use or to develop a small animal sanctuary please advise. REPLY TO: JOANNS151 [at] aol.com

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL CAUSE:

REPLY TO: Louise, Alley Cat Rescue, laholton [at] aol.com

Please go to http://www.Vote4Cause.com and vote for your favorite cause. This time around we are voting for Animals Asia Foundation, to stop the cruelty towards the Asian Black Bears (Moon Bears).

ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE / ST. BERNARD PARISH SHOOTINGS:

REPLY TO: Susan Bongiorno, bongiornosusan [at] aol.com

FOOTAGE: http://youtube.com/watch?v=KtU2AFCbJlY
Warning: Extremely Graphic Content Contained Within

Web Letter To: U.S. District Court – Eastern Division of Louisiana:
http://www.pasadosafehaven.org/KATRINA/DOGSHOOTING/LetterForm.htm

Sample-Letter Alert: Demand Justice In St. Bernard Parish Shootings:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1715&seriesfirst=true

UPDATE: ASSISTANCE TO ANIMAL GUARDIANS AFFECTED BY FORECLOSURE CRISIS:
http://www.animalsheltering.org/resource_library/policies_and_guidelines/foreclosure_crisis.html

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5. Dear Sabrina, Your Last Hard Day Was Yesterday

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ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
NOLA Cats, nolacats [at] gmail.com

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PHOTOS courtesy of SARA HOPKINS

SABRINA’S ORDEAL:

Sabrina had diesel fuel poured on her in an attempt to cure her of the mange. Unfortunately, diesel is toxic. Initial Diagnoses: Demodex mange; covered in fleas; mild heartworm positive; malnourished; bloody, scabby, scaly, inflamed skin; missing approx. 70% of her hair; tapeworms…

Kim Johnson, an original-ARNO coordinator who now rescues animals in New Orleans full time, is already on to her next case: Trapping a dog with an embedded collar, seen running New Orleans streets for at least 2 months, with blood oozing down the front of her chest. Shadow, as she’s been named by Pam Leavy, will need surgery and weeks of follow-up medical care to heal the deep open wound, plus the expected heartworm treatment, spay surgery, vaccines, de-worming, and any other medical issues she may have.

DONATE TO MEDICAL COSTS FOR FORGOTTEN NOLA ANIMALS LIKE SABRINA:

It cost over $1300 to treat Sabrina for the mange, intestinal worms, heartworm, vaccines, spay surgery, etc. Thanks to generous donors, most of Sabrina’s veterinary bills have been covered.

To contribute to the fund for Shadow’s care — as well as future forgotten ones in New Orleans, DONATE BY CHECK TO: Feral Cat Consortium (a 501c3 accepting payment for Kim Johnson’s veterinary expenses for NOLA animals.)
ATN: Wendy Guidry
4 Summer Haven Court; Madisonville, LA 70447
For the care of: NOLA rescues under Kim Johnson

ADOPT SABRINA:

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Sabrina is about 1 year old, weighs about 30 pounds, and was living on the streets of New Orleans. Sabrina is in foster care while she recovers from mange, but she will need a forever home. Please consider opening your heart and your home to this special little girl. If you are interested in adopting Sabrina, please email Kim Johnson: nolacats [at] gmail.com

ADOPT THIS PRECIOUS SHIH TZU:

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This love pillow was found wandering New Orleans streets, when he should be dominating someone’s lap! He was found with a collar, but no replies to posters about him. He is crate trained, leash trained…a nice little dog who misses his person. If you are interested in adopting this Shih Tzu, please email Kim Johnson: nolacats [at] gmail.com

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6. A Second Chance For St. Bernard Parish Animals

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ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Susan Bongiorno, St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter Transport & Out of State
Adoption Coordinator, bongiornosusan [at] aol.com

VIEW & SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH POTENTIAL ADOPTERS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbb3A2o94Q4

GIVE ANIMALS IN RAVAGED ST. BERNARD PARISH A SECOND CHANCE:

The animals in this video are in desperate need of loving homes. They are located at the shelter in the Katrina devastated region of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. These animals are simply gorgeous, with personalities to match. Sadly, many have been owner-surrendered due to the hardship their owners have endured by Hurricane Katrina. Others have been found wandering the region and sadly no one has claimed them. Please consider adopting from the shelter, providing these animals with a second chance. In addition to encouraging locals adoptions, we are able to transport anywhere in the United States and Canada.

ADOPTIONS:

LOCAL ADOPTIONS:
Visit St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter: 115 Agriculture Road; Chalmette, LA
Call ahead for hours of operation: 504-228-1093

OUT-OF-STATE ADOPTIONS:
Call Susan for more information about how you can adopt: 860-685-1966

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7. A Nursing Mom’s Tragedy & The Power To Act

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ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Jeff Dorson, Humane Society of Louisiana, stopcruelty11 [at] gmail.com

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A NURSING MOM’S TRAGEDY – HONORING THE EDGARD 5:

EDITED FOR LENGTH

From Jeff Dorson — All of us care about the suffering of animals and…sometimes feel powerless to act against abuse. As the only full-time investigator for The Humane Society of Louisiana, I receive reports of abuse and neglect sometimes on an hourly basis from all over Louisiana… The recent case of a nursing mother dog shot on a side road in Edgard, in rural Louisiana, gave me a new perspective. The mother dog’s carcass was found by a neighbor, who also discovered 4 now orphaned puppies. The local animal control department answered the call for assistance and the puppies were taken to a veterinarian’s office, where they are thriving.

Typically, these types calls are filed away and left to collect dust. No one witnessed the shooting, and the community, like many in Louisiana, simply wasn’t going to do much else about this problem. Our humane society received the report a few days after the shooting, and we decided we’d use this tragedy to create something positive and, hopefully, lasting…

UPDATE ON THE EDGARD 5:

To give an identity to the victims of this senseless crime, we call the mother dog and her wonderful puppies The Edgard 5… A team of 7 volunteers traveled to Edgard, Louisiana and canvassed the neighborhood. We spoke to about 2 dozen residents, handed out flyers, told household members what happened and explained that a reward fund had been established. We even visited the site where the mother dog was found, and we placed flowers on the ground in her memory… We accomplished a lot in a short period of time. Imagine, however, what 20 volunteers could have accomplished. Imagine if we had a reward of several thousands of dollars, instead of $500… Finally, imagine if someone came forward with incriminating evidence and an individual was arrested and charged for committing this crime…

ACTION STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TODAY:

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1. Register as a Rapid Response Animal Abuse Team member.
Send name, address, phone numbers, email address to: stopcruelty11 [at] gmail.com
Or register online: http://humanela.org

2. Send a donation to our Reward Fund or Cruelty Investigations Fund to purchase surveillance equipment and new supplies.
Humane Society of Louisiana, P.O. Box 740321, New Orleans, LA 70714
901-268-4432

3. Send gift cards for Home Depot, Sears, or Wal-Mart. We use them to purchase supplies for our animal housing facility in Tylertown, Mississippi. Send all mail to the address listed above.

4. Purchase an Edgard 5 tee shirt to wear in solidarity with our team members.
Send $20 to: HSL, Edgard; P.O. Box 740321; New Orleans, LA 70714

5. Donate through our Paypal account or purchase a Fleur de lis “Paws for a Moment” pendant: http://Humanela.org

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8. Certification As A First Responder For Animals

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ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
MuttShack Animal Rescue, http://www.muttshack.org

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Photo By Nanette Martin, as viewed in MuttShack website
Nanette Martin 303-929-5655, nanette [at] nanettemartin.com

CHANGING STATE/FEDERAL PET EVACUATION LAWS:

To respond more effectively in a disaster, many states demand a minimum standard of preparedness and training. Animal rescuers have taken up the challenge long before passage of new state/federal animal evacuation laws.

MUTTSHACK ONLINE TRAINING:

MuttShack Animal Rescue combines FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) classes, online White Papers and lectures as coursework for our First Responder Certificate. MuttShack certified students stand toe to toe with other first responders such as firemen, Red Cross and military — but with a focus on animals, from household pets to large animals and wildlife.

While certain FEMA classes are already mandatory for animal rescue, MuttShack’s First Responder Certification is more comprehensive, literally a mini-university degree in response training. EMI Courses and & Lectures: http://www.muttshack.org/Animal_Rescue_Certification_Prospectus.htm

FREE ONLINE COURSES:

Certification classes are offered free and online. Course materials can be downloaded in PDF or Word doc formats or online from FEMA’s website. The first tutorial “How to Do a Course Online” is straightforward enough so anyone can learn how to study online. Thereafter students may study courses such as Animals in Disaster, Incident Command and others.
FEMA, ISP Courses: http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp
National Emergency Training Center’s (NETC) Virtual Campus: http://training.fema.gov/VCNew/firstVC.asp

Once the course materials have been perused, there is an online exam. Success comes in a small white and blue envelope bearing a Certificate of Completion. Students collect their certificates and aggregate them into various Certificates of Completion, such as the Professional Development Series, and ultimately the MuttShack Animal Rescue First Responder Course.

YAHOO STUDENT GROUP:

A Yahoo Student Group chats daily about strategies to complete courses, troubleshoot computer issues, and general camaraderie. Expert student weather watchers give updates and warnings of impending deployment. Valuable information is shared such as vaccination requirements, deployment logistics…as well as where to get the best hands-on training in aggressive animal behavior, Red Cross First Aid and CPR. Yahoo Workshop Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Animal_Rescue_Certification/

TO JOIN MUTTSHACK’S ANIMAL RESCUE PROGRAM:

Complete the MuttShack Registration Form.
MuttShack Animal Rescue Training Program: http://www.muttshack.org/Animal_Rescue_Certification.htm
MuttShack Registration Form: http://www.muttshack.org/Animal_Rescue_Disaster_Certification_Registration.htm

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