Kinship Circle: ABC/ Comment On Dogs Killed, St. Bernard Parish

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Jan 24, 2008 4:21 PM
Subject: ABC/ Comment On Dogs Killed, St. Bernard Parish

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF
PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST AS WRITTEN

GULF COAST
1/24/08: ABC Blog Wants Comments On Case Closure In SBP Dog Killings

http://www.KinshipCircle.org

FROM KINSHIP CIRCLE:

In the last several days, you should received urgent alerts related to the dismissal of the St. Bernard Parish street shooting case:
[history & facts] 1/20/08: Breaking News – Case Dismissed In SBP Street Shootings?
[letter-writing alert] 1/23/08: Demand Justice In Dog Killings, St. Bernard Parish

If you want either of these alerts resent to you, request them at: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net

Another component to publicizing this miscarriage of justice is MEDIA. Today, ABC26 (local ABC affiliate in New Orleans) contacted Kinship Circle about an upcoming story. In the meantime, the ABC reporter asked that I direct people to a related blog question at the TV station’s website. He is looking for “good comments” to create buzz around the story.

Go the link below to leave comments. You may reference information from Kinship Circle’s sample letter (sent 1/23/08), but write in YOUR OWN WORDS.

And remember: There are two SEPARATE St. Bernard Parish animal shootings:

1. Sept. 2005: Street shootings videotaped by a Dallas photojournalist
2. Oct. 2005: Execution-style shooting of evacuees’ pets inside SBP schools

CASE THAT WAS RECENTLY DISMISSED: 1. Sept. 2005 street shootings
The SBP school shootings case is still open.

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Kinship Circle: ACT/ Justice For Dogs Killed, St. Bernard Parish

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Jan 23, 2008 6:11 PM
Subject: ACT/ Justice For Dogs Killed, St. Bernard Parish

KINSHIP CIRCLE PRIMARY – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST AS WRITTEN

1/23/08: Demand Justice In Dog Killings, St. Bernard Parish
http://www.KinshipCircle.org

Kinship Circle - 2008-01-20 - SBP Dogs Shot In The Streets 04

PHOTO: A reporter asks: “So how many dogs [have you shot]?”
“Enough,” former St. Bernard Parish deputy sheriff Mike Minton replies, as he looks away and laughs…
SEE VIDEO: http://www.dallasnews.com/s/dws/photography/2005/katrina_video/straydogs.html

EMAIL kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net FOR WORD DOC OF A FORMATTED LETTER.
Easily modify letter and copy/paste it into an email or print out to fax or mail.

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Kinship Circle: CASE CLOSED? SBP Dogs Shot In The Streets

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Jan 20, 2008 8:59 PM
Subject: CASE CLOSED? SBP Dogs Shot In The Streets

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

GULF COAST
1/20/08: Breaking News – Case Dismissed In SBP Street Shootings?

IN THIS ALERT:

1. Clarification: Two Cases, One Sheriff’s Office
2. Dogs Gunned Down In The Streets: Case Dismissed?
3. Slaughter In The Streets, On Video
4. Slaughter In The Schools
5. A Miracle Named Mercedes

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Kinship Circle: Rebuilding Lives In New Orleans/A New Year…

Friday, December 28th, 2007

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Dec 27, 2007 4:33 PM
Subject: Rebuilding Lives In New Orleans/A New Year…

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST

FROM ANIMAL RESCUE NEW ORLEANS
12/27/07: Rebuilding Lives In New Orleans / ARNO REPORT

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

Kinship Circle - 2007-03-06 - NOLA 2007, A Place Between Hope And Despair - 03

PHOTO: Lakeview, New Orleans — Kinship Circle, 2007

IN ARNO’S REPORT:

1. News From ARNO
2. ARNO Shelter Undergoes A Makeover!
3. Moratorium And Ongoing Need For Volunteers
4. We Need Your Help To Keep Going…
5. Sponsor A Pet Through “Spot’s Fund”
6. Pet Retention Program
7. Kudos To Brad Pitt And Steven Bing For Helping New Orleans!

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Kinship Circle: Scared And Lonely – Katrina’s Lingering Impact

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Dec 22, 2007 10:30 PM
Subject: Scared And Lonely: Katrina’s Lingering Impact

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST

GULF COAST
12/22/07: Scared And Lonely: Katrina’s Lingering Impact

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

IN DECEMBER GULF COAST NEWSLETTER:

1. Give What You Can For NOLA Animals Fending For Themselves
2. Looking For Love In Lakeview: Fosters/Adopters Needed
3. 2007 Numbers, From Animal Rescue New Orleans
4. Spot And The Shot Heard Round The World (Or At Least By ARNO)
5. Dogs Still Searching For Their People…
6. Cats Still Hoping For Their Lost Families…
7. Keeping Miracles Alive – Network For Katrina/Rita Animals
8. An American Opera
9. Terri Crisp’s New Group, Since Leaving Noah’s Wish

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Kinship Circle: GULF COAST: Help Transport Puppy Mill Rescues

Friday, December 21st, 2007

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From: Kinship Circle -vkinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Dec 21, 2007 9:11 AM
Subject: GULF COAST: Help Transport Puppy Mill Rescues

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST

KC MEMBER ALERT – GULF COAST
12/21/07: Gulf Coast Transport For Puppy Mill Rescues – Help Needed!

Urgent: Transport Is Saturday 12/22/07
GILMER, TEXAS TO LAFAYETE, ALABAMA

REASON FOR TRANSPORT:
Chihuahuas From Puppy Mill To Be Euthanized If Transport Doesn’t Fill

FROM: Chris, Founder, Animal Rescue Front, chris [at] animalrescuefront.net, cell: 617-710-5322
Rachel McKay Laskowski, griffinsgallery [at] verizon.net

12/19/07, from chris [at] animalrescuefront.net — Can anyone help on this transport? I have confirmed it is a legitimate posting and have been in touch with them personally. If you could email any potential helpers please do. Let’s get these kids the hell outta Texas!

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Kinship Circle: [GULF COAST] Thanksgiving Hope For Homeless

Monday, November 26th, 2007

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Nov 24, 2007 1:31 PM
Subject: [GULF COAST] Thanksgiving Hope For Homeless

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF
PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST AS WRITTEN

GULF COAST
11/24/07: Thanksgiving Hope For Katrina’s Homeless

CHECK OUT KINSHIP CIRCLE’S DISASTER VICTIMS SITE:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

IN NOVEMBER GULF COAST NEWSLETTER:

1. Volunteer For SpayMart & Help Katrina-Affected Cats
2. Lakeview Looking For Feeders, Trappers, Fosters, Adopters
3. Still Roaming. Still Hungry. Can You Help Feed Them?
4. [RELIEF GLOBAL] Sponsor A California Fire Dog Or Puppy
5. Katrina Custody Case: Woman Who Lost Dog Appeals TX Ruling
6. Have You Seen Me? Katrina Reunions Ongoing…
7. VIDEO: Dogs Of St. Bernard Parish
8. FEMA Animal Responder Credentialing Finalized
9. Historic Court Arguments For Animals, Louisiana – Dec. 3
10. Manhattan Borough President Awards Katrina Animal Rescuer

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Hurricane Katrina Volunteer’s Play Nominated For Prestigious 2007 Ovation Awards

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

—–Original Message—–
From: Liz Owen
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 7:06 AM
Subject: Hurricane Katrina Volunteer’s Play Nominated For Prestigious 2007 Ovation Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Press Contact:
Liz Owen
liz [at] owenville.net
Phone: 323-404-3185

“BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO WORDS” FINDS STRONG VOICE AT LA OVATION AWARDS; Hurricane Katrina Volunteer’s Play Nominated For Prestigious 2007 Ovation Awards

HOLLYWOOD, October 15, 2007 – Weirdsmobile Productions’ (Lotti Louise Pharriss, Producer) production of Tim Maddock and Lotti Louise Pharriss’ “Because They Have No Words,” has been nominated for two LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards. Maddock and Pharriss as writers, and Pharriss as producer on behalf of Weirdsmobile received nominations for Best World-Premiere Play. The ensemble of actors – including playwright Maddock, Rufus Bonds, Jr. (“The Color Purple,” “The Lion King”), Lanai Chapman (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Judging Amy”), LeShay Tomlinson (R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet,” “A Mighty Wind”), Tisha Terrasini Banker (“Criminal Minds”), Colin Walker, and Samantha Bennett – was collectively nominated for Best Ensemble.

The LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards are the only peer-judged theatre awards in Los Angeles. Called the “…highest-profile contest for local theatre…” by the Los Angeles Times, the Ovation Awards draws national attention to the quality and quantity of professional theatre in Los Angeles. The award ceremony will be held on November 12, 2007 at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre, and will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

“Because They Have No Words” focuses on openly gay Maddock’s personal experiences as a volunteer rescuing animals in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina left thousands of people and animals homeless, a mere one year after his mother passed away. Leaving his long-time partner temporarily behind, Los Angeles-based Maddock headed to New Orleans and there witnessed the plight of the animals that survived the storm, the desperation of people searching for the animals they had been forced to leave behind, and the toxic conditions that both animals and people were forced to endure. In addition to the obvious destruction Katrina caused, he also encountered the bureaucratic problems borne out of an excess of red tape, an overloaded infrastructure, and people taking the system into their own hands. Nearly a year after the hurricane, this new play chronicled Maddock’s experiences as an animal rescue volunteer, the stories of those he encountered and the emotional journey that extended well beyond the time he spent in New Orleans.

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Kinship Circle: ARNO OUT-OF-TOWN FLYER

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

FYI: You can download the attached flier (.pdf) here.

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Oct 10, 2007 2:07 PM
Subject: ARNO OUT-OF-TOWN FLYER

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF
PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST

Kinship Circle is forwarding this message by request from Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO).

PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY TO ARNO:
Charlotte Bass, table25 [at] bellsouth.net
504.522.0222 desk
http://www.animalrescueneworleans.org
504.571.1900 rescue line 24/7

Kinship Circle and ARNO are separate organizations.

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From: Charlotte Bass – table25 [at] bellsouth.net
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 04:19:36 -0600
Subject: ARNO out of town flyer

If you would be so kind… to possibly post this letter-sized flyer on your office bulletin board, in vet offices, coffee shops, grooming parlors, pet supply companies, feed stores, cafes, etc. ad nauseum. (We have found in establishments, like restaurants or office buildings that do not have a place to post flyers, that the inside of stall doors in bathrooms work wonderfully!)

If you have associates or friends in other cities that you think might be interested in posting the attached flyer, please do send to them… we need all the help we can get!

We are trying very hard to recruit volunteers (and donations) to help us continue our rescue work. Volunteers are needed both in our no-kill triage shelter and to help in the most devastated areas with the food & water program and humane trapping. Attached is a pdf file, suitable for b/w laser printers, to printout on an 8.5×11. This flyer has been prepared for the out-of-town audience of potential volunteers, which is our lifeblood since the start of our organization.

I also have one for in-town (New Orleans) recruitment of volunteers.

Thank you for considering posting this for me in your city!

Charlotte

Charlotte Bass Lilly
E. D. / ARNO
504.522.0222 desk
504.522.0239 fax
http://www.animalrescueneworleans.org
504.571.1900 rescue line 24/7

‘working together to rescue one-by-one until there are none’

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Kinship Circle: [GULF COAST] Some Go Home, Others Roam

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Oct 5, 2007 10:27 AM
Subject: Part 1 [GULF COAST] Some Go Home, Others Roam

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF
PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST AS WRITTEN

GULF COAST
PART 1: 10/5/07: Unending… Some Go Home, Others Roam

CHECK OUT KINSHIP CIRCLE’S DISASTER VICTIMS SITE:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

THIS EMAIL CONTAINS:

PART 1: 10/5/07 Gulf Coast Newsletter
1. Lakeview, NOLA: Katrina’s Unending Impact On Animals
2. Katrina Dog Goes Home After 2+ Years
3. Lake Charles, LA: Worker Leaves Animal Hell
4. Reader Response To: “Attention Katrina Pet Adopters”
5. Katrina Animal Reunion Team (KART)
6. HSL Takes Action In Cat Mutilation, When Local Police Fail
7. NOPD Officers Honored For Rescue Of Injured Puppy
8. “Because They Have No Words” Nominated For Awards

If you did NOT get PART 2, request it: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net

PART 2: 10/5/07: Gulf Coast Newsletter
9. UPDATE: Donations To Feed Feral Cats Who Outlived Katrina
10. MS SpayMart Needs Extra Hands For Katrina Cat Rescues
11. ARNO: Help Keep Doors Open For Katrina’s Homeless
12. Humane Society Louisiana Offers $500 Bait To Snare Cat Trapper
13. In 3 Minutes It Went From The Ground To The Roof
14. UPDATE: Katrina Ravaged St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter
15. Colorado Effort Finds New Homes For Katrina Pets
16. KAT 5 Animal Rescue Wins Hanes Grant

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Kinship Circle: [GULF COAST] Two Years And Still Counting

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Sep 1, 2007 12:00 AM
Subject: [GULF COAST] Two Years And Still Counting

Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Relief (mail group #14)
PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST AS WRITTEN

Kinship Circle now has two main email addresses.
PLEASE RECORD THESE EMAILS IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK:
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Don’t let the spam police bring Kinship Circle to a halt! Do your part…

* If you want to UNSUBSCRIBE, send us an unsubscribe email (instructions at end of every alert)
* DON’T CLASSIFY KINSHIP CIRCLE EMAILS AS JUNK, unless you want to close our list for everyone.
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GULF COAST
9/1/07: Two Years And Still Counting…

CHECK OUT KINSHIP CIRCLE’S DISASTER VICTIMS SITE:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

IN THIS ALERT:

1. ARNO: Two Years And Still Helping Animals
2. Pet Evac. Exercise/Humane Training
3. A Time Line In Photos Of Katrina Pet Rescue
4. Last Chance To Help KAT 5 Win A $10,000 Grant
5. Lawyer’s Perspective On Katrina Pet Adopters
6. The Pets of Hurricane Katrina – Then & Now…
7. UPDATE: Coys Charged With 12 Counts Of Animal Cruelty
8. Watch This!
9. Michael Vick Did NOT Adopt 14 Katrina Pit Bulls

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Kinship Circle: When Two Years Equal a Lifetime

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Aug 29, 2007 1:19 PM
Subject: When 2 Years Equal A Lifetime, AUGUST 2005-2007

Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Relief
Permission to crosspost as written

Hurricane Katrina, 8/29/05 – 8/29/07
When two years equal a lifetime

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

Still Loved
Forever Missed
Never Again
By Our Side, Always

2005 GULF COAST Animal Disaster Aid – In Pictures & Words:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/gulfcoast/newsletters/default05.html

Kinship Circle - 2007-08-29 - Hurricane Katrina, 8-29-05 - 8-29-07 (01)

PHOTO: Kinship Circle member Tim Gorski on the water in New Orleans with the Winn Dixie rescue effort in 9/05.

9/13/05, Excerpt From Early Kinship Circle Alert: In our search for Spike (the little Yorkie) we’ve learned about volunteers on the water who could save Spike and others — but they desperately need more boats!

The Jefferson Pet Feed & Garden Center is serving as a drop site for boats and has a triage center with a veterinarian. Please, if you can bring down boats — or know someone who can — call: Jefferson Pet Feed & Garden Center: 504-733-8572 (This number, like all in the area, may be hard to reach. Do not give up. They are there!)

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Brave New Foundation: 2 years after Katrina and thousands are still without homes

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

See also: NOW: Bring Katrina Survivors Home.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Jamiah Adams – info [at] bravenewfoundation.org
Date: Aug 28, 2007 11:46 AM
Subject: New Greenwald video: 2 years after Katrina and thousands are still without homes

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow marks the two year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and still there are tens of thousands of families without homes. 30,000 families are scattered across the country in FEMA apartments, 13,000 are in trailers, and hardly any of the 77,000 rental units destroyed in New Orleans have been rebuilt. To share some of these people’s stories, we have put together a short film, “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

During the making of this video, we heard the heartbreaking stories of good people unable to return home. We have heard the story of the Aguilar family who lost their home to the storm and only received $4,000 in payments from their insurance company. We have met Mr. Washington, an 87-year-old man and former carpenter, who owned three homes prior to the storm. He is still living in a FEMA trailer today. And we’ve met Julie, who could have returned to her job and normal life, if the government had opened up the public housing units that she had lived in prior to the storm.

You can watch their stories here:

There is something very specific you can do to help. Sign the petition urging the Senate to pass the Gulf Coast Recovery Bill of 2007 (S1668). The bill is expected to come to a vote after Labor Day. Its passage will be an important step toward rebuilding the infrastructure in the Gulf Coast region.

Sign the petition: http://whenthesaints.org/?utm_source=foundemail

Please pass the video on and encourage people to sign the petition. It’s important we all support the Gulf Coast region’s right to return home and put the needed resources toward rebuilding these families’ lives.

Warmest regards,
Jamiah Adams and Paris Marron
Brave New Foundation

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Brave New Foundation is located at 10510 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232 and info [at] bravenewfoundation.org.

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NOW: Bring Katrina Survivors Home

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Via the National Organization of Women (NOW):

Bring Katrina Survivors Home

On the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s death march across the Gulf Coast, each of us must call on Congress to end the human tragedy of displacement and long term homelessness faced by women and their families across the region.

Join NOW in demanding that Congress help these low-income, struggling families return home to safe public housing in their communities.

Thousands of people who lived in areas wiped out by the storm have become nomads or forced to survive in substandard, unhealthy temporary housing. They were devastated by the storm and ensuing flooding, and then forced to bear the ineptitude and callous disregard of the Bush administration.

Ask your Senators to sponsor S. 1668, the Gulf Coast Housing Recovery Act of 2007, sponsored by Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.). The bill will “authorize funds to repair, rehabilitate, and replace lost or damaged affordable housing; continue temporary housing assistance to evacuees; and provide rental assistance so that families living in unhealthy FEMA trailers can move into safe and decent housing.”

The House has already passed its own version of the bill, H.R. 1227, led by Hon. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). We need support in the Senate to pass S. 1668 so that we can help Katrina families return, rebuild and become whole again.

Please edit NOW’s letter to reflect your concern for Hurricane Katrina’s human and non-human animals. Funds for public housing are sorely needed – and must include pet-friendly provisions!

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Kinship Circle: #2: We Hear Your Cries, 2 Years After Katrina

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
Date: Aug 9, 2007 1:40 PM
Subject: #2: We Hear Your Cries, 2 Years After Katrina

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF
PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST

8/9/07: THIS EMAIL CONTAINS PART 2
#2. We Hear Your Cries, In Shadow Of Katrina’s 2-Year Anniversary

CHECK OUT OUR RE-DESIGNED DISASTER VICTIMS SITE:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

PART 1: SENT IN SEPARATE EMAIL
If you did NOT get PART 1, request it: kinshipcircle [at] brick.net [Or click here!]

1. Don’t Forget Hurricane Katrina And Rita Victims!
2. Katrina Rescue Cat Needs Special Home For 5 Months
3. Not Too Far From Here – Katrina Animal Relief Video
4. Please Help KAT 5 Win A $10,000 Grant
5. Attention Katrina Pet Adopters
6. REPOST: Cats Outlived Katrina, But Now Face Desertion
7. CAAWS Won The Burger King Campaign – $50,000!
8. Sassy’s Miracle
9. 3,200 Animals Helped!

PART 2: WE HEAR YOUR CRIES

10. Specialty License Plate To Address Pet Overpopulation
11. Lyle, Featured In Film Dark Water Rising, Needs Your Help
12. Hero Dog Who Helped in 9/11 And Katrina Rescue Dies
13. Worst Of Hurricane Season Still To Come [?]
14. ARNO Needs Evacuation Volunteers
15. Roicy Happy Tails
16. Hurricane Katrina: Live From Day One
17. Louisiana Needs Animal Evacuation Volunteers

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Kinship Circle: #1: We Hear Your Cries, 2 Years After Katrina

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
Date: Aug 9, 2007 1:40 PM
Subject: #1: We Hear Your Cries, 2 Years After Katrina

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF
PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST

8/9/07: THIS EMAIL CONTAINS PART 1
#1. We Hear Your Cries, In Shadow Of Katrina’s 2-Year Anniversary

CHECK OUT OUR RE-DESIGNED DISASTER VICTIMS SITE:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

PART 1: WE HEAR YOUR CRIES

1. Don’t Forget Hurricane Katrina And Rita Victims!
2. Katrina Rescue Cat Needs Special Home For 5 Months
3. Not Too Far From Here – Katrina Animal Relief Video
4. Please Help KAT 5 Win A $10,000 Grant
5. Attention Katrina Pet Adopters
6. REPOST: Cats Outlived Katrina, But Now Face Desertion
7. CAAWS Won The Burger King Campaign – $50,000!
8. Sassy’s Miracle
9. 3,200 Animals Helped!

PART 2: SENT IN SEPARATE EMAIL
If you did NOT get PART 2, request it: kinshipcircle [at] brick.net [Or click here!]

10. Specialty License Plate To Address Pet Overpopulation
11. Lyle, Featured In Film Dark Water Rising, Needs Your Help
12. Hero Dog Who Helped in 9/11 And Katrina Rescue Dies
13. Worst Of Hurricane Season Still To Come [?]
14. ARNO Needs Evacuation Volunteers
15. Roicy Happy Tails
16. Hurricane Katrina: Live From Day One
17. Louisiana Needs Animal Evacuation Volunteers

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Kinship Circle: They Outlived Katrina, But Face Desertion + MORE

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
Date: Jul 12, 2007 2:20 PM
Subject: They Outlived Katrina, But Face Desertion + MORE

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST

GULF COAST
7/12/07: They Outlived Katrina, But Face Desertion + MORE

PAST NEWSLETTERS: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/default.html

IN THIS ALERT:

1. Cats Outlived Katrina, But Now Face Desertion
2. Only 2 Days Left To Vote For CAAWS
3. Can You Help A Once Loved Pet, Cast Out By Katrina?
4. PETITIONS To Sign, For Animals
5. Jefferson Parish Shelter Desperately Needs Volunteers
6. NOLA: Getting Back To “Normal?”
7. Louisiana’s Place On The Best Friends Network
8. Hola, NOLA! Tigger Returns Home

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Kinship Circle: Alive But Homeless – Two Years Later

Monday, July 9th, 2007

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
Date: Jul 7, 2007 8:11 PM
Subject: Alive But Homeless – Two Years Later
To: “14. KINSHIP CIRCLE Animal Disaster Relief List”

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST

GULF COAST + RELIEF GLOBAL
7/7/07: Alive But Homeless – Two Years Later

PAST NEWSLETTERS: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/default.html

IN THIS ALERT:

1. A True Katrina Survivor Needs Your Help Now
2. KANSAS FLOODS: Rescue Operation Canceled
3. No Leniency For 5 Boys Who Set Fire To Dog
4. I Want To Live – Clip From CAAWS + Reminder To Vote
5. “Natural Ending” To Voucher Program In New Orleans?
6. Reactions To Voucher Shutdown In NOLA
7. Should States Require Pets To Be Spayed/Neutered?
8. The Cat Or The Rat? NOLA’S Nonstop Feeding Debate
9. Katrina Dog Gets Its Day In Court
10. Lakeview Cats Roaming
11. From ARNO: Yes, They Still Need Us

Kinship Circle will be OFFLINE from July 13 to July 30, while presenting/exhibiting at AR2007 in Los Angeles. Please hold personal messages during these dates. We apologize in advance for emails that may bounce as our mailbox overloads while away. This will be the LAST full-length disaster relief newsletter until August.

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Kinship Circle: JUSTICE SERVED? St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office In Hot Seat

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
Date: Jun 11, 2007 11:07 PM
Subject: JUSTICE SERVED? St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office In Hot Seat

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF
http://www.KinshipCircle.org

PLEASE CROSS-POST AS WRITTEN

6/11/07: JUSTICE SERVED?
Lawsuit Puts St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office In Hot Seat

WE MUST NEVER FORGET, from Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle:

I weep, even now. Not a day passes that I don’t conjure images of those babies, ripped from loving arms. The tiny poodle, GiGi. The faithful Lab marooned on a rooftop, only to watch his people fly away without him.

GiGi’s story (featured in ABC article below) was among those gathered when Shannon Moore and I devoted our days to Louisiana’s Pet Evacuation Bill.

Gigi & Judy Migliore

GiGi with Judy Migliore, before Hurricane Katrina

GIGI’S STORY, as told to me while gathering resources during effort to pass Louisiana Pet Evac Bill:

As Judy and Santo Migliore evacuated on to a barge, an official threatened to handcuff Judy if she didn’t abandon GiGi, a 10-pound toy poodle. Judy clung to her 6-year-old dog with the apricot marks inside one ear and along her back. But officials stood firm and Judy was forced to leave GiGi with a St. Bernard Parish Deputy in Violet, Louisiana.

The Migliores and three of five adult children were now homeless, their former addresses washed away in the levee break after Katrina. Desperate to find GiGi, they embarked on an internet search from their hotel room in Lafayette, LA. The checked every shelter in Louisiana and perused Petfinders, once stumbling upon a white miniature poodle relocated to a Michigan Humane Society shelter. That lead, like others, was a dead end.

On October 7, an email arrived: “I am so sorry if this is GiGi,” Dana, a rescue volunteer, wrote. “You cannot see it in the pictures, but the dog’s nails are painted… The dog was found either in room 206, 208, or 210. Please, please accept my condolences if this is GiGi…”

In the photo, a tangle of white fur rested atop a puddle of feces and blood. Patches of sunlight framed the tiny dog and a discarded cigarette butt lay by her head. GiGi had finally been found.

On October 7, Judy Migliore wrote to Ellen Little, another volunteer in the search for GiGi: “Ellen, just wanted to let you know that my baby, GiGi, was found and that it’s been confirmed she was never taken from the shelter. She died. The Pasado Animal Shelter in St. Bernard Parish found her… Once again, thank you and all the kind people who tried to bring this to a happy ending. But, now it has ended in sadness…”

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DawnWatch: ABC’s Nightline on "Katrina Pets Executed" 6/11/07

Monday, June 11th, 2007

I remember Gigi.

Gigi & Judy Migliore

That’s Gigi and her human, Judy Migliore.

Gigi, shot in the head and left to rot by St. Bernard Parish deputies

And that’s Gigi’s decomposing corpse, after she was shot in the head and left to rot by St. Bernard Parish deputies.

I hope they nail the fuckers.

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Date: Jun 11, 2007 3:50 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: ABC’s Nightline on “Katrina Pets Executed” 6/11/07

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Lawsuit: Katrina Pets Executed
Investigations, Two Criminal Indictments and a Lawsuit Put the Heat on St. Bernard Parish’s Sheriff’s Office

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=3265151&page=1

By JIM AVILA, ELIZABETH TRIBOLET and CHRIS FRANCESCANI
ABC News Law & Justice Unit
June 11, 2007

For nearly two years, pet owners from the low-lying Louisiana parish of St. Bernard have accused sheriff’s deputies of having wantonly killed dozens of dogs they forced evacuees to leave behind during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, without regard to the dogs’ size or the potential threat they might pose.

One owner said her family was forced at gunpoint to leave its dog behind. Another owner said residents became frantic when, they said, they overheard one deputy claim that “once everybody’s gone, we’re going to have target practice tonight.” They claim in court papers that deputies were under orders to shoot every dog they found.

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