Kinship Circle: Animal Flood Recovery In Soaked Southeast

September 26th, 2009 11:44 am by Kelly Garbato

This is the first of two Kinship Circle alerts outlining animal-related rescue needs in the recently-flooded Southeastern U.S. In addition to the organizations listed below, CNN has a list of resources on its Impact Your World page; naturally, all of these focus on human needs, and many are religious in nature. If you’d like to suggest any animal rescue and/or secular groups, please do so in the comments!

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From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 2:58 PM
Subject: Animal Flood Recovery In Soaked Southeast

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

9/24/09: Animal Flood Recovery In Soaked Southeast

1. TENNESSEE: East Ridge Animal Services – DOGS NEED HELP NOW
2. GEORGIA: Georgia SPCA, GEMA, Barrow, Cobb County AC
3. ALABAMA: Various shelters in affected areas
4. MISSISSIPPI: Various shelters in affected areas

As of Monday, 9/21/09, Kinship Circle has monitored floods across the Southeast U.S., in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Kentucky and Mississippi. Our small volunteer staff has contacted various agencies on the ground to offer support from our network of independently trained responders. There has been no direct call (as of 9/24/09) for out-of-state volunteers, but rescuers are needed to pull from flood-overcrowded shelters.

Rivers crested above flood levels in stricken areas, but most waters are receding. Below is a brief report. We’ll update you if circumstances change.

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Fran Alexay of West Creek Stables in Austell moves a Welsh Pony to a trailer. She helped move 15 horses to Conyers Horse Park. Photo: John Spink.
http://projects.ajc.com.coxnewsweb.com/gallery/view/metro/ajc-photo-stories092209/

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1. TENNESSEE

EAST RIDGE ANIMAL SERVICES – DOGS NEED HELP NOW
Carl Zagona, East Ridge Animal Control Supervisor
czagona01 [at] comcast.net, czagona [at] eastridgetn.org
East Ridge Animal Services / 1015 Yale St. / East Ridge, TN 37412
Shelter: 423-664-0271, eras [at] comcast.net

SUMMARY, 9/24/09: Lead ACO Carl Zagona contacted Kinship Circle today asking us to appeal to rescue groups: 21 dogs from the flood-soaked East Ridge shelter need foster/adoption ASAP. These animals are unable to remain at temporary sites much longer.

IF ANY RESCUERS CAN PULL ANY EAST RIDGE DOGS, CONTACT:
Carl Zagona, East Ridge Animal Control Supervisor
423-664-0271 or 423-421-3681
czagona01 [at] comcast.net, czagona [at] eastridgetn.org

All animals are vaccinated with DA2PP and Bordetella. Most have current rabies vaccination. Almost all dogs have a “Guardian Angel” who has paid their adoption fee… We have wonderful animals. Please help us to help them… Thank you, Carl Zagona, East Ridge Animal Control Supervisor

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Rocky and Fred are among the animals out of harm’s way — but 21 dogs need relocation now.

SEE ALL ANIMALS:
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN360.html
http://www.1-800-save-a-pet.com/shelter71540-pets.html

ON THE GROUND 9/21/09

Carl Zagona, East Ridge Animal Control Supervisor — Tonight our shelter had 3-4 inches of water inside the kennel with more rain coming… We’ve moved all dogs (25) to local animal hospitals but we need rescue help fast because we are unsure how long we can leave these animals at the hospitals.

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
East Ridge Animal Services / 1015 Yale St. / East Ridge, TN 37412

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2. GEORGIA

GEORGIA SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Joan Sammond, Director, Georgia SPCA: joan [at] georgiaspc.org
1175 Hwy 23 Suite 109 / Suwanee, GA 30024
office: 678-765-2726; fax: 678-765-2729
email: petresQfoster [at] aol.com * http://www.georgiaspca.org

SUMMARY 9/22/09: Georgia SPCA is the lead agency on the ground for flood-affected regions of hard-hit Georgia. They’ve opened an emergency shelter for animal flood victims, including those whose guardians were forced to evacuate. The shelter is located in Columbus, about 90 miles south of Atlanta.

GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (GEMA)
404-635-7000; Administrative Services: 404-656-5514
http://www.gema.ga.gov

SUMMARY 9/23/09: Kinship Circle has registered with the state as a potential resource to call upon for animal flood relief. At this time there has been no request for out-of-state volunteers.

BARROW COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
610 Barrow Park Dr. / Winder, GA 30680
office: 770-307-3012; fax: 770-867-1660
http://www.barrowpets.net/
http://www.myspace.com/BarrowBuddies
http://www.Petfinder.com/shelters/GA261.html
http://www.NeedfulSouls.org/main/categories.php?cat_id=292

SUMMARY 9/23/09: Forwarded from: EdgyinJax [at] aol.com — The shelter has flooded and is closed to the public. Need help now. Not only flood water, but the sewer drains have backed up as well. The officers are working off one computer… There are others not on this current list who have come in since the photos were taken. Any help is urgently needed for them. There is no list currently available for those held over due to the circumstances.

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Barrow Co. is full and they are doubling up the pens. Please save a life if you can. *Animals are required to be held for only 5 days so if you are interested in a certain animal please call the shelter as soon as possible.

SEE ALL ANIMALS: http://www.barrowpets.net/

DROP OFF OR SHIP SUPPLIES TO:
Barrow County Animal Control
610 Barrow Park Dr. / Winder, GA 30680
office: 770-307-3012; fax: 770-867-1660

SUPPLY NEEDS:
* Kitty litter
* Towels
* Cardboard boxes that hold a case of drinks, chewy dog treats, etc.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS:
Call/email for a list of animals still in need if you can help.
770-307-3012
cwatkins [at] barrowga.org, mbeckemeyer [at] barrowga.org, mburrell [at] barrowga.org

COBB COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
1060 Al Bishop Drive / Marietta, Georgia 30008
ph: 770-499-4136; fax: 770-590-5620
Cpt. Jeff Patellis, Dept of Public Safety: 770-590-5602
http://animalcontrol.cobbcountyga.gov/

SUMMARY 9/22/09: [THIS INFORMATION HAS NOT BEEN VERIFIED]
Forwarded from: EdgyinJax [at] aol.com, jennparr [at] juno.com — Cobb AC is in a crisis due to the flooding… They have taken in 50 dogs since yesterday, scores of cats, more coming in and they can’t hold. Please go to the shelter, they don’t have a lot of time for taking phone calls. Please don’t let this natural disaster turn into a worse disaster for the animals!

Some are in temporary boarding covered by a Good Samaritan with limited funds… They are only TEMPORARILY safe and still need a rescue or adopter immediately! Please donate to help cover boarding, which adds up quickly.

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
Cobb County Animal Control / 1060 Al Bishop Drive / Marietta, Georgia 30008

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SEE ALL ANIMALS: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/GA50.html

IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP SAVE A LIFE, PLEASE CONTACT:
Cindy Ganues — Cynthia.Ganues [at] cobbcounty.org
ph: 770-590-5621; fax: 770-590-5620
OR Shannon Witt — Shannon.Witt [at] cobbcounty.org
ph: 770-590-5624; fax: 770-590-5620

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3. ALABAMA

HALE COUNTY SHELTER
Dee Sullins, Director
20 Corrections Drive / Greensboro, AL 36744
office: 334-624-8120; email: kernansullins [at] yahoo.com

SUMMARY 9/22/04: Hale County told Kinship Circle it experienced minor water on their cat area floor, but that floor drains alleviated any buildup. They are currently fine, but appreciate Kinship Circle’s offer to help.

ADAR ANIMAL RESCUE
8051 Laurel Oaks Lane / Tuscaloosa, AL
205-759-1100 * http://www.adarrescue.com/homepage.html

SUMMARY 9/23/09: This rescue reports that all animals are in good shape, but
would notify Kinship Circle if circumstances change.

TUSCALOOSA METRO ANIMAL SHELTER
3140 35th Sreet / Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-5411
205-752-9101 * http:www.metroanimalshelter.org

HUMANE SOCIETY OF WEST ALABAMA
1515 Veterans Memorial Pkwy / Tuscaloosa, AL 35404-4703
205-554-0011 * http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org

BIBB COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
134 Bibb Lane / Brent, AL 35034
bibbcountyanimalshelter [at] gmail.com

SUMMARY 9/23/09: Kinship Circle was unable to reach anyone directly at the [three] shelters (above) in flood-affected parts of Alabama, but provided information to contact us if volunteers or supplies are needed.

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Photographer Curtis Compton. A motorist abandons her flooded vehicle on I-85 South at Spaghetti Junction during rush hour, 9/21/09.
http://projects.ajc.com.coxnewsweb.com/gallery/view/metro/ajc-photo-stories092209/

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4. MISSISSIPPI

MISSISSIPPI ANIMAL RESCUE
5221 Greenway Drive Ext. / Jackson, MS 39204
601-969-1631; DebraB [at] netdoor.com
http://www.msarl.org/

SUMMARY: MS Animal Rescue requires no out-of-state aid at this time, but asked to join Kinship Circle’s mailing list for updates.

CITY OF JACKSON ANIMAL SHELTER
658 S Jefferson Street / Jackson, MS
601-960-1774

SUMMARY: The police report that Jackson City Shelter is fine.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF LEFLORE COUNTY
P.O. Box 620 / Greenwood, Mississippi 38935
662-453-8085

SUMMARY: Left info to contact us if volunteers or supplies are needed.

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