Kinship Circle: Katrina Animal Memorial 8/29/08

August 7th, 2008 9:34 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 2:10 PM
Subject: Katrina Animal Memorial 8/29/08

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK – PLEASE CROSSPOST
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters — Communicating during disasters to mobilize volunteers, supplies, and other resources for animal victims.

GULF COAST
8/6/08: Return To New Orleans For A Katrina Animal Memorial On The 3rd Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina, 8/29/08

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ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:
Jeff Dorson, Humane Society of Louisiana, stopcruelty11 [at] gmail.com
You’re invited to commemorate the 3rd Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina…

Book Your Discounted Room Now!

DISCOUNTED RATE FOR OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS AT:
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 August 18, 2008.

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A Two-Day Extravaganza!

10:00am to 12:00pm — FRIDAY 8/29/08: KATRINA MEMORIAL STATUE
Join us to unveil the nation’s first memorial statue honoring animals lost in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In New Orleans City Council chambers, Councilwoman Stacy Head will accept the statue on behalf of the city. We’ve commissioned well-known artist, Mr. Richard Chashoudian. An invocation will be read along with a special reading by Ed Kostro, poet and author.

OTHER AUTHORS WILL READ PASSAGES FROM THEIR WORKS:
– Jenny Pavlovic, author, 8 State Hurricane Kate, the Journey and Legacy of a Katrina Cattle Dog
– Mamou, author of the children’s story, Kreasy and Katrina
– Theresa D. Thompson, author, Dogs Gone Wild, After Hurricane Katrina

HONORARY AWARDS WILL GO TO:
– Garo Alexanian
– Amanda and Marty St. John of MuttShack Animal Rescue Foundation
– Shannon and Mark Martin
– Brenda Shoss of Kinship Circle
…and more, for their collective work during the storm and beyond.

12:00 to 2:00pm — FRIDAY 8/29/08: LUNCHEON AT ASTOR CROWNE PLAZA

SPECIAL VEGETARIAN LUNCHEON 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.

LUNCHTIME SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
– Wendy Diamond, editor and founder of Animal Fair Magazine
– Frances Hayward, Founder of the Amigo Foundation
– Debrah Schnackenberg, Director of Animal Services for the American Humane Association, and chair of the NARSC group (National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition)…and more!

2:00 to 4:00pm — FRIDAY 8/29/08: CARAVAN TOUR OF CITY
At conclusion of the luncheon, we’ll form a caravan and tour the city — visiting the Lower 9th Word and Chalmette, two of the hardest hit areas.

9:00pm — FRIDAY 8/29/08: BENEFIT CONCERT & FUNDRAISER!
MUSICAL BENEFIT AT TIPITINA’S — New Orleans premier nightclub
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2008 — 9:00pm
Tickets: $10.00 at the door / Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome!

SATURDAY 8/30/08: OPEN HOUSES FOR ANIMAL SHELTERS IN NOLA AREA
Check HSL website for list of shelters: http://wwwHumanela.org
Check Katrina Memorial program for times shelters will be open.

5:00 to 7:00pm — SATURDAY 8/30/08: MEET WENDY DIAMOND OF “GREATEST AMERICAN DOG”
Wendy Diamond, a celebrity judge with this prime time CBS show, will attend our star-studded event at the Ritz-Carlton, “Yappy Hour/Puppy Love.”
SATURDAY, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal Street
Tickets: $35.00 / All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Louisiana and
their on-going recovery needs.

Sponsor The Katrina Pet Memorial Statue
Humane organizations and individuals may also wish to sponsor this historic statue. Names of donors and organizations 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 available, contact: Jeff Dorson, Director, Humane Society of Louisiana, stopcruelty11 [at] gmail.com

Donate To Ongoing Care Of Animals Left 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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PAWS TO REMEMBER FLEUR-DE-LIS PENDANTS
To donate to continuing recovery efforts, you may also wish to purchase a special “Paws to Remember” fleur-de-lis pendant, especially designed for HSL by Mr. Marc Aronstam, an award-winning jeweler from Indianapolis.
SEE ENLARGED PHOTO + PENDANT ORDER FORM: http://wwwHumanela.org

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THANK YOU!
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. A staggering number of animals perished. The loss of life was incalculable…but we are forever indebted to small and large humane organizations, caring individuals, first responders, municipal animal control agencies, and foundations that came to our aid.

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