Kinship Circle: [GULF COAST] On The Streets, Since Katrina

May 11th, 2008 10:39 am by Kelly Garbato

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Sat, May 10, 2008 at 9:21 PM
Subject: [GULF COAST] On The Streets, Since Katrina

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
Networking resources for animal disaster victims + companion animal campaigns
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

5/10/08: Afraid On The Streets, Since Katrina

IN MAY GULF COAST NEWSLETTER:

1 – Where Are Turtle & Blue, Katrina’s Lost? (But Seen!)
2 – Highlights & Updates
3 – Stranded Cats Of Lakeview Still Need Homes
4 – Donations Aid Anti-Dogfighting Effort In Louisiana
5 – Help Neglected Dogs in Rural Mississippi
6 – Join MuttShack At Disaster Response Summit
7 – NOLA: Katrina Animal Memorial 2008 (Be There!)
8 – $1 Million In Grants For Post-Katrina Animal Care
9 – LA/SPCA Expands Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Services

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1. Where Are Turtle & Blue, Katrina’s Lost? (But Seen!)

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TURTLE: LOST KATRINA CAT
MID-CITY – STILL SEARCHING – SIGHTED IN 2007
CONTACT: 205-585-7822, cat.seeker [at] hotmail.com

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http://disaster.petfinder.com/emergency/rescue/search.cgi?id=PF51996&idWildcards=all

TURTLE: Spayed female, age now 12 years
* Black and orange Tortoiseshell/Calico, white markings on chest and feet
* LOST FROM: S. Murat & Banks, seen since Katrina, within 2-1/2 blocks
* LOST SINCE: Katrina, last sightings – 2007

SIGHTINGS: 541 S. Murat St. (and across street)
300 block of S. Alexander (at Palmyra)
Baudin St., Palmyra St. – owner certain of sighting a year ago, about 9 pm.
Feeder in area may have seen Turtle last year in early am at feeding station.
POSSIBLE LOCATIONS TO CHECK, general area bounded by: Canal St., N.
Carrollton Ave., City Park Ave., and Pontchartrain Expressway (or Tulane Ave.)

Owner seeking information on who sighted a cat matching the description at 541 S. Murat St. location noted on the feeding station logs posted on ARNO website in 1/06. Owner has checked old feeding stations in area from late 2005 to early 2006. Also checked list of feeding stations maintained since Katrina by “Holly” … CONTACT: 205-585-7822, cat.seeker [at] hotmail.com

BLUE: LOST CAT – MID-CITY – SEEKING NEIGHBORHOOD CAT
MISSING SINCE FALL 2006
CONTACT: 205-585-7822, cat.seeker [at] hotmail.com

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I was at a temporary facility in New Orleans, LA 70119, after Katrina…
http://disaster.petfinder.com/emergency/rescue/reportDetail.cgi?id=61427

BLUE: Spayed female, small gray cat
* Friendly feral, was part of neighbor’s feral colony
* LOST FROM: Banks and S. Murat St.
* MISSING SINCE: Fall 2006, still seeking

Blue hung around house where Turtle lived (three houses from her former home) and was fed by Turtle’s owner after the storm. Neighbor moved after Katrina and couldn’t take her. Turtle’s owner was about to take her inside when Blue disappeared in Fall 2006… CONTACT: 205-585-7822, cat.seeker [at] hotmail.com

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2. Highlights & Updates

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RE: 4/17/08 – NEW ORLEANS COP FIRES 8 BULLETS INTO BELOVED DOG

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1735

KINSHIP CIRCLE received the “thank you” below from Dr. Patrick Coleman, the Lakeview, New Orleans resident whose dog Jax was needlessly slaughtered by police in his fenced backyard.

From: Patrick Coleman, wpcoleman [at] gmail.com
Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 / Subject: Thank you Re: Jax

Thank you so much for the information posted regarding Jax, my 4 year old Doberman, who was shot and killed by a police officer responding to a false burglary alarm at my home on April 14, 2008. With so many people writing letters, blogging, posting… I only hope that his death brings about change as his life did for myself and everyone who met him.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart in memory of Jax, Patrick

W. Patrick Coleman IV, M.D. / 4425 Conlin Street; Metairie, LA 70006
Office: 504-455-3180; Fax: 504-885-2512

ON A LIGHTER NOTE: SOME NOLA COPS HELP ANIMALS…

Lakewood (New Orleans) Police Officer Dustin Carrell stopped traffic on westbound SR-512 near I-5 to help a mother duck and her ducklings safely cross the road: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c1c_1209428470&p=1

HELP NEEDED AT MID-CITY (NOLA) FEEDING STATIONS

1. Anyone feeding cats at Bienville and Rocheblave? Starving cats located behind abandoned home, seen (week of Apr. 14) by Lynn Chiche of SpayMart. Lynn takes care of 300 cats at the SpayMart shelter in Mississippi and cannot come to feed there. Email her for location details, or if you know anyone feeding cats there: Lynn Chiche, SpayMart: spaymart [at] hughes.net

2. Paul Cory took over feeding/watering cat colonies on Bienville, North White, and North Gayoso Streets. Cats were fed daily by a lady who stopped due to family illness. Paul can only feed once a week and needs help. He’ll show where to feed and provide food. Paul’s been feeding cats in other areas of Mid-City. He’s in NOLA only once a week to feed the cats, but lives in Mississippi: Paul Cory: 504-512-2090, user171181 [at] aol.com

VOTE FOR PAWS SHELTER, IN STRUGGLING PLAQUEMINES PARISH

REPLY TO: RAMONA BILLOT, ramonabillot [at] yahoo.com

Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a rescue/shelter in one of Katrina’s hardest hit areas, Plaquemines Parish. You can vote every day forthe chance for PAWS to win $5000! Each month $5000 is being given to your favorite shelter. Please vote everyday for PAWS at this link: http://www.petfinder.com/contests/petrescue/index.cgi

ANGEL’S GATE WAS FEATURED ON ORPAH, 4/28/08

REPLY TO: Susan Marino, angelsgate_susan [at] yahoo.com

http://www.angelsgate.org — Jill Rappaport of NBC’s Today Show filmed a segment with Angel’s Gate for The Oprah Winfrey Show which aired April 28, 2007… Susan Marino, of Angel’s Gate, made multiple trips to New Orleans to aid animal victims of Katrina. Her first trip was in September 2005, just after the storm hit. She remained there for five weeks… http://www.angelsgate.org/katrina_revisited.htm

VIDEO: KATRINA SHAME IN 2008
REPLY TO: capron [at] pets911.org
VIDEO: Who’s Rebuilding New Orleans? By Zach Pentel and Brendan Polmer
We’ll give you a hint: It’s not the government.
http://campusprogress.org/opinions/2838/who-rebuilding-new-orleans

ANIMAL RESCUE CERTIFICATION & TRAINING
REPLY TO: Amanda St John, amanda [at] muttshack.org
In the event of future disasters, preparedness/training play a vital role!
http://www.muttshack.org/Animal_Rescue_Certification_and_Training.htm

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3. Stranded Cats Of Lakeview Still Need Homes

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ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Jeanette Althans, JAlthans [at] chnola.org * http://www.lakeviewcats.org

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http://www.lakeviewcats.org/fosteradopt

FOSTER OR ADOPT A LAKEVIEW KITTY:

Kitten litters need to be taken off the streets, along with unaltered adults who need TNR. We desperately need fosters and kitten adopters. Also, there are several friendly “Katrina” cats left in Lakeview who deserve forever homes. They’ve been on the street for 2+ years and crave human attention:

* Friendly adult cats who survived Katrina, but are left on the streets (fosters needed while we search for owners)

* Adult cats who survived Katrina and remain very scared. These cats need a little extra attention until they adjust.

* Various age kittens (2 months to 8 months); some need extra handling until they adjust.

CONTACT: Jeanette Althans, jalthans [at] cox.net
Kathy Sweeney, kathybsweeney [at] yahoo.com

LAKEVIEW (NEW ORLEANS) STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS:

Kathy Sweeney and Jeanette Althans need volunteers to help TRAP, FOSTER and ADOPT Lakeview’s left-behind and their offspring. Volunteer feeders are welcome too. PLEASE SEE: http://www.lakeviewcats.org

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4. Donations Aid Anti-Dogfighting Effort In Louisiana

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ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Jeff Dorson: 901-268-4432, stopcruelty11 [at] gmail.com

GPS SYSTEMS TO AID IN ANTI-DOGFIGHTING OPERATIONS:

(Metairie, LA) A Humane Society of Louisiana patron’s recent gift of GPS systems to Louisiana State Police intends to help troopers combat dogfighting. Mr. Bill Johnson, a long-time supporter/member of Humane Society of Louisiana, and Mr. Jeff Dorson, HSL Executive Director, delivered 24 systems to Captain Josephy Lentini, head of the force’s Gaming Enforcement Division. Twenty-four state police vehicles will be outfitted with GPS systems, which will let them better track suspects and coordinate surveillance operations — often in rural areas of the state…

During the past several years, the Louisiana State Police, Gaming Enforcement Division, has arrested over 150 individuals suspected of engaging in dogfighting activities. Officers have seized over $25,000 in cash, contraband, narcotics, and illegal weapons.

Humane Society of Louisiana (HSL) has worked tirelessly on educating the public, law enforcement agencies, and lawmakers on the prevalence of dogfighting and need to increase penalties. HSL, based out of New Orleans, operates a statewide animal abuse hotline (1-888-6-humane) and routinely investigates animal cruelty complaints. HSL also recently created Rapid Response Animal Abuse Team, comprised of more than 200 individuals around the state and region who help solve animal abuse crimes and advocate stronger laws to safeguard the humane treatment of animals… For more information: http://www.humanela.org/

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5. Help Neglected Dogs in Rural Mississippi

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ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
SHARON MOORE: 601-513-5424 or 601-626-8697
Diane Michell, DianeCMichell [at] netscape.net

RAVEN’S RESPITE FROM MISERY. CAN YOU HELP?

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MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI — FROM SHARON MOORE: This 6 year old kind and precious dog was found chained in a bad neighborhood. Her brother’s bones and fur lay on the ground where he’d died still chained to his house. They were reported a year ago to animal control with pictures. They refused to go out. I befriended the owners, and took Raven and the three puppies to the vet. They were treated for mange, given revolution, antibiotics, and wormed.

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Raven has no milk, and her two puppies (black ones) are only 8-weeks- old and emaciated. She is heartworm positive and I want to spay her. The owners have agreed, but will not give her up. She is no longer chained… On May 8, the three puppies and Raven returned to the vet for another dip, revolution, shots, re-worming, and I purchased dip and revolution for their other dog, Wild Thing… I cannot afford frontline, collars, crates, and vet charges even though I have a very kind group that will take the three puppies…

HOW TO HELP RAVEN, WILD THING, AND PUPPIES:

Please help Sharon Moore give these neglected dogs a better life. Sharon has been rescuing dogs like Raven since moving to MS soon after Katrina. Could you please help Sharon with medical costs for the dogs?

DONATIONS TO THE VET:
Dr. Diane Donaldson, Till Newell Animal Hospital
2200 Hwy 45 N.; Meridian, MS 39301
ph: 601-485-8049; fax is 601-485-6435

DONATIONS TO EAST MISSISSIPPI ANIMAL RESCUE:
PayPal account: http://www.eastmsanimalrescue.com/
Specify donation for: Sharon Moore’s costs for Raven, Wild Thing, puppies.
Contact Paula Joyner, President of EMAR: prjoyner [at] comcast.net

FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT SHARON MOORE: 601-513-5424 or 601-626-8697

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6. Join MuttShack At Disaster Response Summit

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ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Amanda St. John, founder, MuttShack Animal Resuce
amanda [at] muttshack.org * http://www.muttshack.org
15981 Yarnell St. #188, Sylmar CA 91342
730 Orleans Ave, 2nd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70116

MuttShack Washington is forming a coordinating group to work with the cities, counties and state for animal disaster response. Sign up at MuttShack: http://www.muttshack.org/MuttShack_Registration_Form.htm

EMERGENCY ANIMAL RESPONSE, RESCUE AND SHELTERING SUMMIT:

Saturday, May 17, 2008 / 8:00 a.m. to noon
Pierce County Emergency Operations Center
2501 S 35th St Suite E; Tacoma, Wa 98409

General Session: Pierce County Animal Disaster Response Team Members and other community leaders.
Workshop Sessions: Emergency pet shelter planning, general animal handling, shelter operations in a disaster, related pet services, and logistics.

All animal related service organizations, vets, vet techs, animal care persons, shelter operators, animal behaviorists, pet/feed store operators, etc. and the general animal loving public should attend. According to facility rules, only service animals may attend.

DUE TO LIMITED SEATING, RSVP TO:
Daucie Willson, Shelter Coordinator, Pierce County DEM, 253-798-2751 or
dwillso [at] co.pierce.wa.us

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7. NOLA: Katrina Animal Memorial 2008 (Be There!)

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

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COME COMMEMORATE THE 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE KATRINA:

During the 2005 storm season, tens of thousands of people helped our city in its darkest hour — when failed levees and floods stranded thousands of residents and over 50,000 companion animals. The loss of human and animal life was incalculable…but we are forever indebted to those who came to our aid. To show our gratitude, I hope you’ll accept my personal invitation to return to the City of New Orleans to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. We’ve planned a day-long memorial service…

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 — 10:00 A.M.

Join us to unveil the nation’s first memorial statue honoring animals lost during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In the chambers of the New Orleans City Council, Councilwoman Stacy Head will accept the statue on behalf of the city. We’ve commissioned respected artist, Mr. Richard Chashoudian… An invocation will be read along with a special reading by Ed Kostro, poet and author. Authors Allen and Linda Anderson will read from their award-winning book, Rescued: Saving Animals From Disaster. Honorary awards will go to individuals/groups for their work in the 2005 storm season and beyond.

ATTEND LUNCHEON AT ASTOR CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL:

After this historic event, the audience is invited to attend a special vegetarian luncheon with guest speakers, at the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel:
– 739 Canal Street, near the French Quarter.
– $25 per person, including tax and gratuity
– Order prepaid luncheon tickets by emailing: info [at] humanela.org
Provide: name, address, phone, email, credit card number, expiration date, and number of tickets you are purchasing.

LODGING: DISCOUNT RATE FOR OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS

Astor Crowne Plaza: $89, for singles or doubles
– Ask for Humane Society of Louisiana special price to qualify for discount.
– To reserve room, call: call 1-866-750-4202 before July 29, 2008.

CAN’T JOIN US? SPONSOR THE KATRINA PET MEMORIAL STATUE:

Names of donors that give over a certain level will be engraved on a plaque alongside the statue, on permanent display. To inquire about the levels of sponsorship, contact: Jeff Dorson, stopcruelty11 [at] gmail.com

DONATE TO ONGOING CARE OF ANIMALS HOMELESS BY KATRINA:

HSL still cares for more than 100 animals made homeless by Hurricane Katrina. To help these wonderful animals, please send donations to:
Humane Society of Louisiana, P.O. Box 740321, New Orleans, LA 70174
Or donate via our PayPal account at: http://wwwHumanela.org

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8. $1 Million In Grants For Post-Katrina Animal Care

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ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Anna Arceneaux, anna [at] gnof.org

$1 Million in Grants Available For Post-Katrina Animal Rescue, Care
4/21/08 – Contact: Richard Martinez, 504-598-4663, richard [at] gnof.org

NEW ORLEANS — July 1 is the deadline to apply for Noah’s Wish Grants through the Greater New Orleans Foundation. About $1 million is available for the grants. The awards will be announced on Aug. 15.

Grants will reimburse organizations in the United States for direct costs associated with rescue and care of animals affected by Hurricane Katrina (from Aug. 29, 2005, to the present or to an agreed-upon time in the future). Each grant amount will not exceed $50,000. Grantees must be public charities or governmental entities. Applicants are required to provide copies of eligible bills paid for animal emergency relief or recovery…

Noah’s Wish was a nonprofit organization that participated in animal rescue operations immediately after Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005. After news reports showed its efforts caring for animals in the storm-battered area, contributions poured in from generous donors. But some of those funds were improperly used for other purposes, so the California Attorney General’s office stepped in. The result was a court settlement with Noah’s Wish that restricted the use of the funds. The funds may only be used for the animal victims of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. The funds can’t be used for other disasters or future disaster preparedness.

More information and an application, at GNOF’s website: http://gnof.org

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9. LA/SPCA Expands Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Services

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ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Mary Morris, LA/SPCA, Spay/Neuter Program Coordinator: 504-368-5191 ext. 141
Gloria Dauphin, Gloria [at] la-spca.org * http://www.la-spca.org/prevention/vouchers.htm

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The Dorothy Dorsett Brown Mobile Center

LA/SPCA EXPANDS LOW-COST SPAY NEUTER SERVICES:

NEW ORLEANS (5/2/08) — Effective June 1, 2008 the LA/SPCA’s low-cost spay/neuter services will be available to ALL individuals, families, rescue organizations, and other humane welfare groups, to step up the LA/SPCA’s efforts to end pet overpopulation throughout the region.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$25 feral cat/kitten (includes ear-tipping and rabies vaccination)
$40 owned male cat/kitten
$50 owned female cat/kitten
$50 male dog/puppy (under 20 lbs.)
$75 male dog/puppy (21-50 lbs.)
$75 female dog/puppy (under 20 lbs.)
$100 per female dog/puppy (21-50 lbs.)

HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
Call Louisiana SPCA’s spay/neuter appointment desk: 504-368-5191, ext. 141

WHERE ARE THE SURGERIES?
The Louisiana SPCA’s mobile spay/neuter center; parked at The Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., corner of L.B. Landry, in Algiers.
MORE INFO: http://www.la-spca.org/prevention/vouchers.htm

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