Kinship Circle: NOLA Rescuer Dead. Her Animals Need Help!

June 15th, 2008 10:24 am by Kelly Garbato

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 7:32 PM
Subject: NOLA Rescuer Dead. Her Animals Need Help!

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
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resources for animal victims. http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

ALERT FROM KINSHIP CIRCLE SUPPORTER / PLEASE CROSS-POST:
6/13/08: Katrina/NOLA Rescuer Dead. Her Animals Need Help!

FROM KINSHIP CIRCLE:

We are shocked and dismayed by the untimely death of devoted New Orleans rescuer, Linda Potts. For the last 15 or more years of her life, Linda trapped, rescued and brought hope to homeless animals. Please help Linda’s surviving companion animals…and/or forward this to others. Kinship Circle

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:

Charlotte Bass, table25 [at] bellsouth.net

Linda Potts, longtime rescuer and resident of New Orleans’ Holy Cross 9th ward neighborhood, was found dead in her gutted home on June 11, 2008. Linda volunteered for ARNO as a feeder/trapper and assisted many other New Orleans area rescue organizations with assistance in the field.

Linda, age 49, lived with her pets in a FEMA trailer next to her gutted home. Her death was officially classified as death from ‘natural causes’ as police report that there was no evidence of foul play. There seems to be conflicting opinions from neighbors — as well as suspect evidence found at the death scene — but the important thing right now is to get Linda’s pets rescued and into foster or permanent homes.

LINDA’S LEFT-BEHIND BABIES… CAN YOU FOSTER OR ADOPT?

Currently five animals are being held at the LA/SPCA and have been transferred in name to ARNO’s foster/adoption program. We thank the LA/SPCA for allowing these pets to be housed for one week at their facilities. It is paramount we move these pets to foster homes quickly, as LA/SPCA and ARNO have zero space at their respective shelters.

1. Blackie

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Large…a handsome black lab who is just waiting for his next command… a good, good dog.

2. Lucky

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Small…a precious white terrier mix, who reportedly is on daily heart meds. Scared, shaking a little, but sweet… just doesn’t know what is happening.

3. Dixie or Trixie (uncertain about name)

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Medium…a beautiful cream/red color, not sure of her name yet, a sweet, but scared girl who obviously misses her Mom. Possibly a collie mix?

4. Tuffy

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Large…will be the toughest to place… This old man is blind (no eyes), and almost deaf. He is just an old, handsome pit mix. He was protective of Linda while living in the FEMA trailer, but seems to be quite gentlemanly at the shelter with strangers handling him. I am not sure Tuffy gets along well with other dogs, as Linda never left him alone with the others.

5. The only cat…

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…Though there was a black one whom the police saw run away… This guy is not exactly happy, but we all know how cats can be… He looks nice and healthy, too. I will try to find out his name.

TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ANY OF LINDA’S PETS, CONTACT ARNO:

Charlotte Bass Lilly, ARNO
http://www.animalrescueneworleans.org
504-522-0222 desk & voice mail
504-289-2777 cell (no voice mail, but text away)

OR

Robin Beaulieu, ARNO Shelter Director
504-913-2328 cell & voice mail (texting is fine, too)

These pets have been through a traumatic event, had no contact with anyone for at least two days, then were picked up when the police called it in. Please help if you can…so Linda can rest in peace…

– When cross-posting INCLUDE PHOTOS so people can see these sweet peas.

– If you’re fostering and not able, ARNO will list these pets on PetFinder, and we’ll help any way we can.

– We’re trying to find the vet who has their records, but if they need inoculations or health certificates we’ll gladly do this at no charge for anyone willing to foster or adopt.

– We will also neuter the males after we have a foster or permanent home.

– All medicals at our vets included with accepting a pet into your home.

– No adoption charge, but an application and vet reference are required.

– Rescue groups: We’ll need a copy of your adoption application, contract and vet reference.

for the animals, always, Charlotte Bass Lilly

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One Response to “Kinship Circle: NOLA Rescuer Dead. Her Animals Need Help!”

  1. Helen Says:

    Am looking for a picture of Linda for my Rainbow Bridge Calendar

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