The Gentle Barn Rescues Animals from the Station Fire

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

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The Gentle Barn, a farmed animal sanctuary located in Santa Clarita, California, has provided refuge to nonhuman animals displaced by the recent California wildfires. Included below are two recent emails, detailing their volunteer and supply needs. If you’re in the area, please stop by and help out if you can!

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From: The Gentle Barn – info [at] gentlebarn.org
Date: Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 3:51 PM
Subject: The Gentle Barn Rescues Animals from the Station Fire

The Gentle Barn Rescues Animals from the Station Fire

The Gentle Barn continues to help ranches and sanctuaries evacuate from the Station Fire and take in stranded animals. To date, The Gentle Barn has taken in horses, donkeys, pigs, goats, ducks, and chickens.

At The Gentle Barn the animals will not only be provided refuge from the Station Fire and medical care until they return home, but will also receive all of the benefits The Gentle Barn offers its regular residents, including equine massage therapy, proper nutrition and supplements, quality feed, and plenty of tender loving care.

This Sunday, September 6, 2009, The Gentle Barn invites the public to visit, and help nurture and care for these rescued/evacuated animals. Visitors can feed them carrots, lettuce, and treats, help give baths to the horses, give the pigs tummy rubs, and grab a rake and muck out a stall.

The Gentle Barn will continue to be on call to help and support victims evacuate their animals, as more homes and ranches are threatened by the wildfires.

We have seen too many organizations and people with a lot of animals suffer without a plan. Later in the year, we will be holding a community meeting and inviting city officials to speak about fire safety and evacuation plans.

As the number of animals at The Gentle Barn increases we are asking for donations to help feed and care for them.

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Kinship Circle Update: Animals In California Fires – An Overview

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Here’s the latest update from California via Kinship Circle (you can view previous alerts here and here). If you’re able to help out in any way, shape or form, please follow the directions contained within the alert. I’m not affiliated with Kinship Circle or any of the CA-based animal rescue groups – I’m simply trying to spread the word! Kinship Circle welcomes readers to crosspost its alerts (as is), so feel free to copy and paste this post if you’d like.

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From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 3:50 PM
Subject: Animals In California Fires: An Overview

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

9/2/09: Animals In California Fires – An Overview

1. Animal Acres Update
2. Wildlife Waystation
3. Pasadena Humane Society
4. Shambala Big Cat Sanctuary
5. Horses Ride Out Fire At Pierce College Equestrian Center
6. Fire Evacuation Sites That Accept Animals

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1. Animal Acres Update

Animal Acres / 5200 Escondido Canyon Rd / Acton, CA 93510
661-269-5404 * info [at] animalacres.org * http://animalacres.org

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LT: Pigs get a drink at the evac site.

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RT: Animals rest at their evacuation center near Palmdale, Calif.

“Acton, CA. Apr. 29, 2009. Lorri Houston, Exec. Director of Animal Acres, a 26 acres farm animal sanctuary that strives to provide farm animals welfare and affection. They have taken no precautions and still have tours of school kids and visitors doing hands-on petting of pigs and other animals. A 1 month old piglet in the sanctuary on Apr. 29, 2009.”

Farm animals evacuated because of Station fire.

ON THE GROUND: SITUATION CONTAINED. STANDBY VOLS NEEDED FOR RETURN TRANSPORT.

Frank Allen, Animal Acres’ manager, tells Kinship Circle all animals are safely evacuated to one site. Volunteers will be needed when time to transport animals back to Animals Acres — a task that may be more difficult than the evacuation itself, since everyone is spread out.

Frank will not risk moving animals until the fires are 95% contained and out of the area. As in any crisis situation, we ask for your patience and flexibility…as circumstances can change in a heartbeat.

UPDATE FROM ANIMAL ACRES FOUNDER LORRI HOUSTON:

“We are safe and all animals have been relocated… The past two days, volunteers have installed wire lines directly to the animal enclosures, constructed additional pen areas, and moved cleaning, health care, and feed supplies and equipment to the evacuation site — as it now appears that the sanctuary animals will not be able to return until September 15 or later.“

Animal Acres needs $$ for construction of shade shelters and automatic waters, as animals will be at the evac site awhile in high temperatures.

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Kinship Circle Update: Standby Volunteers For Animal Acres Now

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Update, 9/2/09: Please see the newest update here.

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This is an update to yesterday’s alert.

For minute-by-minute CA animal rescue news, follow these accounts on Twitter: SPCALA, SPCALAPresident, VeganAvenger, and VeganInLA – and check out the hasgtags #station, #LA and #DART.

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From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 8:17 PM
Subject: UPDATE – Standby Volunteers For Animal Acres Now

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
8/31/09: UPDATE – Standby Volunteers Needed Now
Animal Acres Preps For 2nd Evacuation As Fire Nears

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Sanctuary critters at Animal Acres: http://www.animalacres.org/gallery.html

TO BE AN ANIMALS ACRES STANDBY VOLUNTEER:

KINSHIP CIRCLE is recruiting/managing standby volunteers for Animal Acres
SEND INFO BELOW TO: info [at] kinshipcircle.org

– FIRST & LAST NAME:
– PHONE NUMBERS:
– EMAIL ADDRESS:
– FULL ADDRESS:
SUBJECT LINE: Animal Acres Volunteer

50/50 CHANCE ANIMAL ACRES NEEDS TO RE-EVACUATE ANIMALS

8/31/09 — AUTHORIZED BY FRANK ALLEN, ANIMAL ACRES
Susie V Kaufman, Animal Acres Evacuation Coordinator, susie [at] jarrettlennon.com

Evacuation Site #2 is now potentially in the path of the Station Fire, which is heading due north towards Palmdale (where all the animals, except sheep and goats, are). The sheep and goats are still at Animal Acres.

As of 2:07PM, Monday, 31 August 2009, Frank Allen has asked everyone to be on alert for a second evacuation. He has also asked that NO ONE CALL HIM. Instead, he wants everyone to be on strong standby, and await a phone call and/or email to deploy.

ADDRESS FOR EVACUATION SITE #2 IS:
10955 Hillview Lane
Littlerock, California 93543

DIRECTIONS TO EVACUATION SITE #2 FROM LOS ANGELES AREA:
– 5 or 405 or 210 to…
– Highway 14 toward Palmdale
– Exit 30 (Pearblossom Hwy) – 0.7 miles
– Merge onto Sierra Hwy – 0.8 miles
– Continue on Pearblossom Hwy – 4.5 miles
– Slight right at 138/Pearblossom Hwy – 5.8 miles
– Turn right at 106th St E – 2.1 miles
– Turn left at Butterfield Stage Rd – 0.2 miles
– Slight left at Hillview Lane – 0.2 miles
– Turn left – evacuation site on right – 213 feet

All exits on the 14 have been closed since yesterday. HOWEVER, Animal Acres evacuation helpers now have official permission to cross the blockade. When you reach the exit, approach one of the CHP blockade officers, identify yourself, and explain that you’re there to help with the re-evacuation.

TO BE AN ANIMALS ACRES STANDBY VOLUNTEER:
Email info [at] kinshipcircle.org
– FIRST & LAST NAME:
– PHONE NUMBERS:
– EMAIL ADDRESS:
– FULL ADDRESS:
SUBJECT LINE: Animal Acres Volunteer

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Animal Evacuation Volunteers Needed in California

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Update, 9/2/09: Please see the newest update here.

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Update, 8/31/09: Please see Kinship Circle’s most recent update here.

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I know it’s late, so I’ll make this quick: several animal rescue organizations, specifically Animal Acres (as described below by Kinship Circle) and possibly Gentle Barn (below KC’s alert) and others, need help evacuating from the California wildfires. If you’re in or near the area and able to help, keep reading. Otherwise, please spread the word to those who can provide assistance. Please and thank you.

Also, you can keep up to date on what’s happening on Twitter; try the hashtags #fire, #wildfires, #la, #evacuation and the like. At the time of this writing, none are trending topics, though hopefully that will change as people start to mobilize.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – info [at] kinshipcircle.org
Date: Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 6:35 PM
Subject: Animal Acres Evacuates In Path Of Calif. Fires

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK

8/30/09: Animal Acres Evacuates In The Path Of Calif. Fires

1. California Wildfires Move NW, Toward Animal Acres
2. Be On Emergency Standby With Animal Acres
3. Supplies/Equipment/Volunteers Needed For Animal Acres

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Pets get help as flames approach: Rose Mary Berman of Palos Verdes Estates feeds a carrot to Norman one of 15 horses evacuated to Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates. Donna Littlejohn/Daily Breeze,
http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_13226056

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1. California Wildfires Move NW, Toward Animal Acres

8/29/09 – 8/30/09, PRESENT SITUATION / NOTES:

Fire moves toward Acton as officials hope for lower temperatures:

The strongest part of the Station fire burning in Angeles National Forest and La Canada Flintridge area is moving northwest of the park toward Acton, California, said Jennifer Sanchez of the U.S. Forest Service. [ANIMAL ACRES IS LOCATED IN ACTON]. Evacuations for some Acton residents are in place…

Since it began 8/26/09, the Station fire has burned 35,200 acres and prompted mandatory evacuations of 10,000 homes, according to Forest Service.

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http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2009-08/48663340.jpg

AUTHORIZED BY FRANK ALLEN, ANIMAL ACRES
Susie V Kaufman, Animal Acres Evacuation Coordinator
susie [at] jarrettlennon.com

8/30/09 — There is a mandatory evacuation in order on the northeast side of Acton. Animal Acres has begun the evacuation process. Currently, horses and donkeys are in the initial process of being moved from Animal Acres to Evacuation Site #2. The following is still only POSSIBLE: The next to be moved will be cows, followed by sheep, goats, and pigs, then birds. They will be moved to Evacuation Site #1. I know nothing about the emus.

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Kinship Circle: CA Fires – Send Supplies/Donations for Animals

Monday, May 11th, 2009

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From: Kinship CIrcle – KinshipCircleDisasterAid [at] accessus.net
Date: Sun, May 10, 2009 at 8:21 PM
Subject: Calif. Fires ­ Send Supplies/Donations For Animals

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM: Tell us what you can do! Be on file in our Disaster
Aid Network: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/volunteer/default.html

**A special thanks to Kinship Circle member Ann McMullen, who lives in the wildfires area and alerted us to local needs for animal victims in California.

5/10/09: Calif. Fires – Send Supplies/Donations For Animals

1. California Fire Status + Resources For Animal Victims
2. Help Fire Victims: Santa Barbara Humane Society
3. Help Fire Victims: Cats In Santa Barbara Fires
4. Help Fire Victims: Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
5. PetSmart Charities Drives Supply-Stocked Trailer To Calif.
6. UAN/EARS Response In Santa Barbara Fire

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LT: Volunteers with UAN’s Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) are caring for hundreds of animals who, with their owners, were forced from their homes by a massive wildfire. http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=579

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RT: Ranch hands work together to evacuate a herd of goats. Photo: Mark Boster, Los Angeles Times. FIRE UPDATES: http://jesusitafire.org
Many evacuation orders have been lifted today.

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Attn: MSM

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Dear members of the mainstream news media,

Many of you are reporting that the death toll in the recent Australian wildfires now hovers around 200, with numbers likely to rise.

Take, for example, the following headlines:

Australia fire deaths rise to 200 (BBC News)

Australia wildfire death toll reaches 200 (the AP)

Talk Vic toll may reach 300 ‘a rumour’ (Sydney Morning Herald)

News flash: the “death toll” has already surpassed 200, at least 5,000 times over.

To wit: “Millions of animals are estimated to have died in the ferocious Black Saturday bushfires that swept across countryside, towns and farmland in Australia’s southeast.”
 


 
Millions of animals – men, women, children, chickens, canaries, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, possums, deer, dogs, cats, horses, ducks, peacocks, lyrebirds, goats and dingoes, to name just a few of the affected species – have died. The death toll is catastrophic; the loss of life, tragic.

Please don’t imply that some of these lives are insignificant by excluding them from your discourse. If you mean that 200 human lives have been lost, say so. Your sloppy/lazy/negligent reporting and/or headline copyrighting does a disservice to the majority of the fire’s victims – and to those who care for their well-being.

Regards,

The veg*n language police

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Kinship Circle: Victoria Burning – Help Animal Fire Victims In Australia

Monday, February 16th, 2009

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 6:27 PM
Subject: Victoria Burning – Help Animal Fire Victims In Australia

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK

ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM: Tell us what you can do! Be on file in our Disaster Aid Network: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/volunteer/default.html

2/13/09: Victoria Burning – Help Animal Fire Victims

IN THIS ALERT:

1. KC Directory: Animal Relief Efforts You Can Help. Millions Died…
2. Nigel’s Animal Rescue: Send Money & Supplies ASAP
3. Wildlife Victoria: Overwhelmed With Fire Victims
4. Help For Wildlife: Long Recovery Ahead For Animals
5. RSPCA: Emergency Aid For Companion Animals
6. Wildlife Burning
7. IFAW: Team On The Ground For Animals In Victoria
8. Survivors Of The Fire – Symbols of Hope

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Please review resources below to see WHO and HOW to help.

PHOTOS: Help For Wildlife, Victoria (Australia) — http://www.helpforwildlife.com/bushfires/photos.html

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Kinship Circle: STANDBY ALERT: Wild Fires In Los Angeles Area

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 2:02 PM
Subject: STANDBY ALERT: Wild Fires In Los Angeles Area

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

10/13/08: Wild Fires In Los Angeles Area
THIS IS NOT A DEPLOYMENT.
This is a pre-alert to find out who in the Los Angeles or nearby areas would be able to volunteer IF OUTSIDE AID IS NEEDED. Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle

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PRELIMINARY HEAD COUNT: Who Might Be Available?

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FIRES BURNING NORTH OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

This is a PRE-ALERT to find out how many volunteers would be available to help with animal aid for fires primarily on the north side of the 210 Freeway in Los Angeles area.

THIS IS NOT A DEPLOYMENT.

Register with Kinship Circle to be on standby for this disaster response:

Send requested info to (one or other, NOT both):
Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Terri Kelly, Kinship Circle: pawsitivedirections [at] yahoo.com

1. Your First/Last Name:
2. Street Address:
3. City, State, Zip Code:
4. Phone Numbers (cell & land):
5. Email:
6. Driver’s License ID#:
7. YOUR ARRIVE & DEPART DATES:
8. ARE YOU SUBSCRIBED TO KINSHIP CIRCLE’S DISASTER AID EMAIL LIST?
9. TYPE IN SUBJECT LINE: Calif. Fires

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The Gentle Barn: Update for Animals in Need

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

—– Original Message —–
From: The Gentle Barn
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 12:35 AM
Subject: THE GENTLE BARN

Help The Gentle Barn Update for Animals in Need

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You were so generous to us before, please help us again now!

After being hit by the Santa Clarita wild fires and evacuating our 60 animals and our human family to safety, we were displaced for two weeks and then had to repair our property. In the midst of the repairs we were notified of 400 animals in Lancaster that were in need of immediate rescue. We brought food, water, shelter, blankets, vet care and volunteers to the sight in Lancaster. Once the animals were stabilized, we helped evacuate them to safety. It has been an exhausting process spaying and neutering, vaccinating, socializing, and placing all the animals that were under our care, and we are still not done.

Starting in October we would have ordinarily raised money to support us through the summer. But instead we were busy saving animals lives.

We are doing really great work, but we need your support to see it through. The 60 rescued animals that reside at The Gentle Barn need hay and feed, the puppies from the pregnant dogs in Lancaster need to be spayed and neutered right now, and the remaining dogs and cats from Lancaster need to be fed and cared for until they are placed into homes of their own.

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Kinship Circle: CALIF FIRE: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Milo Foundation Threatened

Monday, June 30th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 7:58 PM
Subject: CALIF FIRE: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Milo Foundation Threatened

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

Kinship Circle is still working with Iowa state/county coordinators to send volunteers for animal flood victims. Though our hands are full, we wanted to forward alert below about a Calif. animal sanctuary threatened by wildfires.

PLEASE CROSS-POST

This information is brought to you courtesy of Kinship Circle. Please DO NOT hit reply! Respond directly to contact listed in alert below.

6/28/08: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Milo Foundation Threatened By Fire
Mendocino County, California

—— Forwarded Message
From: Kate Danaher – katedanaher [at] animalearthhuman.org

***MILO FOUNDATION SANCTUARY, A 283 ACRE ANIMAL SANCTUARY IN THE HEART OF MENDOCINO COUNTY, THREATENED BY FIRE. MARIN, NORTH BAY, SONOMA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN STANDBY FOR POSSIBLE EVACUATION & CARE OF 200 COMPANION ANIMALS***

STATUS: STANDBY
AS OF: 6/28/08 – 9:45PM PST

IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE CONTACT:
Lynne Tingle, Milo Foundation
Milo Marin: 415-454-MILO
cell: 510-847-7415; email: lat [at] milofoundation.org

Our sanctuary — east of Willits in Mendocino County has a wildfire approaching that is only 5% contained. We have ~200 animals there.

The area shelters and rescue sites are already filling due to the amount of displaced livestock and pets — so we need to appeal to our friends, volunteers and foster homes in the Bay Area to help! I believe we have housing opportunities for our dogs in Sonoma and surrounding areas and can house our cats or many of them at our facility in Marin — though we will need volunteers to help care for the dogs — and the cats!

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Kinship Circle: ANIMALS DISPLACED IN SANTA CRUZ FIRES

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Mon, May 26, 2008 at 6:04 PM
Subject: ANIMALS DISPLACED IN SANTA CRUZ FIRES

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
Networking resources for animal disaster victims + companion animal campaigns

RELIEF GLOBAL, http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters
5/26/08: Santa Cruz Fires – Emergency Aid Needed For Animals

This alert represents available information at this time. If more calls for aid become known, we’ll post updates to this disaster report.

IN THIS ALERT:

1. Emergency Aid Needed For Animal Fire Victims
2. Help Animal Services Aid Fire-Displaced Animals
3. Lost And Afraid In The Santa Cruz Fires
4. Calif. Wildfire Grows Despite Effort, Calmer Winds
5. Financial Aid To Help Fire Victims Care for Pets

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Kinship Circle: FIRE STATUS: Sierra Madre, California

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 5:51 PM
Subject: FIRE STATUS: Sierra Madre, California

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST
Networking resources for animal disaster victims + companion animal campaigns

RELIEF GLOBAL, http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters
4/29/08: California — Sierra Madre Fire Zone

IN THIS ALERT:

1. Fires Near Los Angeles, Evac Orders Lifted Today
2. MuttShack Report From Sierra Madre Fire Zone
3. Fire Evacuees’ Pets Sheltered In Pasadena

There is no call for outside help for animals in Sierra Madre (CA) fires atthis time. We will let you know if this changes.

PHOTO: From 400 Montecito (just east of Canon), 11:31pm, http://www.sierramadrenews.net/

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Kinship Circle: Animals Need Aid As Calif. Fires Subside

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Oct 27, 2007 1:37 PM
Subject: Animals Need Aid As Calif. Fires Subside

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

RELIEF GLOBAL
10/27/07: Animals Still Need Aid As Calif. Fires Subside

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

For full Kinship Circle Directory – Saving Animals In CA Wildfires, email your request to: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net

IN THIS ALERT:

1. 20,000 Bags Of Ice For Any Animal Shelter Or Staging Site
2. Escondido Humane Has 600+ Evacuated Animals. Help Needed.
3. Tragedy At Gentle Barn – Need 200 Bales Of Hay NOW
4. Evacuated Horses Need HAY NOW + Other Supplies
5. San Diego Pit Bull Rescuer Needs Aid For Vet Bills
6. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
7. WILDLIFE: Displaced Birds, Pets, Wildlife Welcome At Center
8. WILDLIFE: Help Wild Animals Harmed/Displaced by Calif. Fires
9. UAN Grants For Fire Victims To Get Vet Care, Boarding…
10. PetFinder.Com Sets Up Call Center For Fire-Displaced
11. Dealing With Animals: What Fire Victims Need To Know

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PHOTO: Photo By Dana Rene Bowler/Staff Photographer. John Tarasi of Malibu holds his neighbors cat, Willow, after finding out the fire was nearing his house on the 22,000 block of the Pacific Coast Highway. Fires broke out in the area due to dry conditions and Santa Ana winds.
http://www.venturacountystar.com

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California Wildfires: Animal Rescue and Animal Emergency Housing

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Njcronk
Date: Oct 25, 2007 1:31 PM
Subject: Please share with others – thanks!
To: easyvegan [at] gmail.com

For those of you who are interested in helping out monetarily with the animal rescue and animal emergency housing that is needed because of the California wildfires, here are a few places that are helping to save the animals. They could use your donations.

SPCA – Los Angeles
http://www.spcala.com

New Leash on Life (Castaic area)
http://www.newleash.org/home.asp

(click from main page on each to read about their efforts.)

On the human front, the Red Cross is always the first out there on the scene and the first to help people.
You can donate to the Red Cross Los Angeles at:
http://www.redcrossla.org/

or the Red Cross San Diego at:
http://www.sdarc.org/site/pp.asp?c=erKQL4NQE&b=127361

Residents evacuating their homes are asked to take all companion animals with them. If possible, place your pet in a crate or carrier and bring any necessary supplies including leashes, food, water, and medications as supplies at evacuation centers may be limited. More tips.

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Kinship Circle: KC DIRECTORY: Saving Animals In CA Wildfires

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Oct 25, 2007 3:25 AM
Subject: KC DIRECTORY: Saving Animals In CA Wildfires

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

RELIEF GLOBAL
10/25/07: KINSHIP CIRCLE DIRECTORY – Saving Animals In CA Wildfires

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

IN THIS ALERT:

1. VOLUNTEERS, SUPPLIES: Where Needed
2. RESOURCES/LOCATIONS: Animal Evacuation Sites
3. FOSTER/ADOPT URGENT: Overwhelmed Shelter Euthanizing…
4. Rescuers Race Flames To Save Pets, Livestock

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PHOTO: Saving a Stray – Luckily this little refugee was spotted by Humane Officers wandering alongside the road. This Chihuahua is now safe at the Count of San Diego Department of Animal Services shelter in hopes of being reunited with its owner. San Diego Humane Society

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Kinship Circle: HELP/RESOURCES: Animals In California Wildfires

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Oct 23, 2007 6:16 PM
Subject: HELP/RESOURCES: Animals In California Wildfires

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

RELIEF GLOBAL
10/23/07: Animals Caught In California Wildfires: How To Help

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

COMPREHENSIVE ALERT ABOUT ANIMALS AFFECTED IN SOUTHERN CALFORNIA WILDFIRES: As of today, nearly a half million people have evacuated. Homes are gone. READ CAREFULLY, if you want to help. Many listings below show info to DONATE and/or VOLUNTEER. Anyone certified with Noah’s Wish, EARS, or other disaster relief orgs ought to be prepared to be deploy.

As during Katrina, however, Kinship Circle has no control over the ever-changing logistics of a disaster.

10/23/07: How To Help Animals In California Wildfires

1. UPDATE: Fire Evacuation For Gentle Barn – Cows Trapped. Horses Afraid.
2. UPDATE: As Flames Engulfed Animals At Gentle Barn In Santa Clarita, CA…
3. San Diego Animal Evacuations: Where They’re Welcome/How To Help
4. Southern California VCA Hospitals Offer Free Boarding
5. Animal Evacuation Order Issued For Topanga Canyon
6. High Winds Bring Displaced Doggies To Blown-Down Ranch
7. Evacuated Horses Streaming into Pierce College As Fires Spread
8. Flames Threaten San Diego Wild Animal Park
9. Massive Evacuations Ordered As Onslaught Of Fires Spreads
10. MORE REPORTS/RESOURCES FOR ANIMALS

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Kinship Circle: EMERGENCY FIRE EVAC: Save Horses, Cows NOW (California)

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Oct 22, 2007 1:34 PM
Subject: EMERGENCY FIRE EVAC: Save Horses, Cows NOW (California)

Due to the urgency of California fires threatening animals RIGHT NOW, we are issuing the alert below to Kinship Circle PRIMARY subscribers, as well as our ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF (a separate list) subscribers.

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF
PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST AS WRITTEN
KINSHIP CIRCLE’S DISASTER VICTIMS SITE:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

RELIEF GLOBAL
10/22/07: EMERGENCY FIRE EVACUATION For Gentle Barn, California

Cows Trapped. Horses Afraid. Head To Gentle Barn Or Animal Acres NOW
DATE: 10/22/07
FROM: Kate Danaher, katedanaher [at] animalearthhuman.org
SOURCE: Lorri Bauston, info [at] animalacres.org

PLEASE FORWARD AND CROSSPOST TO ANYONE WHO CAN HELP IN CALIFORNIA

LORRI BAUSTON (Animal Acres) JUST CALLED BECAUSE GENTLE BARN NEEDS ANOTHER TRAILER THIS VERY SECOND! The grounds are now on fire and there are 3-4 cows who cannot be evacuated.

We need as many trailers and trucks as possible at Gentle Barn now! The flames are closing in. The horses are frightened, and Lorri is stating she’s not sure all the animals can be evacuated in time, so PLEASE BRING TRAILERS AND TRUCKS THERE RIGHT NOW!

GENTLE BARN
15825 Sierra Hwy
14 North to Sand Canyon Road
Turn LEFT (west) until it ends (at Sierra Hwy)
Turn RIGHT (north)
Go about 1/4 mile. Gentle Barn is on LEFT
Alternate Route: 14 North

If anyone can go and help Animal Acres evacuate animals from Gentle Barn or if anyone can take in some animals in their back yards (temporarily of course) PLEASE call Susie at 661-313-8040.

We then need lots and lots of people to help with the evacuated animals as they are taken to Animal Acres!

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Kinship Circle: Floods, Fires & Animals ­ TX, KS, OK, CA

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
Date: Jul 4, 2007 2:07 PM
Subject: Floods, Fires & Animals ­ TX, KS, OK, CA

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST

RELIEF GLOBAL
7/4/07: Floods, Fires & Animals – TX, KS, OK, CA

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

IN THIS ALERT:

1. TEXAS: Raining Cats & Dogs / How To Help
2. TEXAS: Severe Flooding in Northern Texas Affects Pet Owners
3. KANSAS: Kat 5 Rescue Headed To Kansas / How To Help
4. KANSAS: Pet Rescue Launched In Flooded Coffeyville
5. OKLAHOMA: Oklahomans Flee As Oily Flood Closes In
6. CALIFORNIA: Lake Tahoe Pets / How To Help
7. CALIFORNIA: Wildfires – What About Animals? / How To Help

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IFAW: Wildfires Threaten Last Orangutans

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

NOTE: For more information on the current situation in Borneo, see also:

* Animal Rescue: Indonesian Forest Fires Threaten Wildlife (IFAW)

* Orangutans flee Indonesia forest fires

* Orangutans Dying and Injured in Indonesian Wildfires

* Indonesia Forest Fires, Attacks Kill 1,000 Orangutans

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From: ER Team, IFAW – fred [at] ifaw1.org
Date: Nov 9, 2006 2:39 PM
Subject: Wildfires Threaten Last Orangutans

Wildfires threaten last orangutans

I am writing to you from the dense forests along the Kapuas River in Central Kalimantan, where dozens of endangered orangutans have been driven from their dwindling jungle habitat in Borneo by months of land-clearing fires that have covered the region in a choking haze.

For the entire drive from Palangkaraya it felt as if we could have been on the moon; barren, dry and grey. Other than the city centers themselves there is no sight without burning or burnt jungle forest.

I’m here to work with the Bornean Orangutan Survival Foundation-Indonesia (BOS) to rescue 43 orangutans which have been taken for medical treatment to centers in the Indonesian provinces of Central and West Kalimantan.

Most were beaten by humans after fleeing from the burning jungle to nearby plantations, but several are being treated for respiratory problems and burns. Many of these orangutans had already been rescued and rehabilitated and sent back into the wild by BOS just months ago, only to have to be saved again from the burning palm oil plantations which spread into their forest.

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Kinship Circle: [DISASTER NEWS] Pets Caught in CA Fires / Morehead, KY Pound Flood

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
Date: Sep 27, 2006 6:20 PM
Subject: [DISASTER NEWS] Pets Caught in CA Fires / Morehead, KY Pound Flood

Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Relief List – PERMISSION TO CROSSPOST

9/27/06: [DISASTER] Pets Caught in CA Fires / Morehead, KY Pound Flood

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

IN THIS ALERT:

1. California Officials Won’t Let Woman Evacuate With Pets – From Jane Garrison
2. Funds Needed To Move Dog Victims Of Kentucky Flood
3. Update/Recap: Rowan Pound Flood in Morehead, KY
4. Original Crisis: Flood Disaster! KY Pound Submerged

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