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NOAH Built an ark! Help Him Save Hurricane Victims August 30, 2005 5:48 PM

PURRRRRRRlease help us??

We know the people who have suffered in this last hurricane will be receiving help from Federal, State & private organizations & thats all wonderful & necessary!

But there is a large populace that receives so much less recognition & aid, & that is the collective animal victims of these natural disasters. is a site that allows us to donate to animal organizations to help displaced animals receive shelter & care after these disasters, and help being reunited with their families, if possible.

Please contact & help, now more than ever, after these series of hurricanes have left so many homeless & hungry.

Thank you so.

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 August 30, 2005 6:02 PM

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I've also posted this in our PETITIONS & ACTIONS Thread! : ) August 30, 2005 6:19 PM

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NOAH Built an ark! Help Him Save Hurricane Victims 5:50 PM

PURRRRRRRlease help us??

know the people who have suffered in this last hurricane will be
receiving help from Federal, State & private organizations &
thats all wonderful & necessary!

But there is a large
populace that receives so much less recognition & aid, & that
is the collective animal victims of these natural disasters.
is a site that allows us to donate to animal organizations to help
displaced animals receive shelter & care after these disasters, and
help being reunited with their families, if possible.

Please contact & help, now more than ever, after these series of hurricanes have left so many homeless & hungry.

Thank you so.
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 August 31, 2005 8:37 AM

You are one beautiful & busy lady, our Coz

Im thinking of stopping the threads that carry all petitions in a bunch. I've been thinking about it, and it seems our members have stopped participating in the fun aspects of our groups because when we only see "Petitions & Actions" on our Care2 Connect headings for the group, we often don't click to check, thinking maybe we've seen it before.

But if we pin each petition or action to the main board, each individual petition will get more exposure if it is preceeded with "PETITION:...", for example...or "Action:..."

The individual title will be more telling, and as each petition or action expires, we can remove it. Perhaps we should list the date on our post, so we wont have to check the petition itself, physically.

I know Id click to check a post that says, "Petition: Justice for Kacy", for example, over a repeated "Petitions & Actions" wherein many petitions get lost or are overlooked due to the repetitive nature of the title.

What do you think?

Friends, Roamin's & Globalpersons, how's about you?

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 September 09, 2005 7:36 PM

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 Sunday, 4:45 PM
Hundreds of Animals Dying While Groups Await Permission to Administer Urgently Needed Aid
Project Hope, a project of the international animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals (IDA), is calling on state officials to allow animal protection groups permission to enter disaster stricken areas of Mississippi. The group, which has set up a rescue and recovery effort at the County Fairgrounds in Jackson along with Mississippi Emergency Response for Animals (MEPA) and the Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) to help animals affected by Hurricane Katrina, is prepared to venture into areas affected by the storm and deliver medical assistance and supplies, yet is being halted by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

"We understand we could be facing dangerous situations and that precautions need to be taken. We appreciate measures being taken to ensure our safety," says Project Hope Director, Doll Stanley. "But we are sitting here in a parking lot with a truckload of supplies waiting for permission to utilize our resources while animals are dying for lack of food and water."

The Project Hope team secured a generous donation of supplies for the rescue operation from PETsMART charities including food, carriers and crates to house animals at the rescue center, as well as to transport animals to shelters and foster homes. While the group awaits permission to use the highway to help animals in need, news media outlets are reporting distraught evacuees being forced to leave their beloved animal companions behind and some even having animals euthanized for fear of their welfare once turned over to authorities.

Please contact the following state officials and politely urge them to allow IDA and other animal protection organizations into stricken areas and administer their much-needed assistance. Be sure to thank them for taking necessary precautions, but let them know that it is time to allow rescue workers who are willing to risk their safety do what they came to do.

Congressman Chip Pickering
110-D Airport Rd
Pearl, MS 39208
Tel.: (601) 932-2410
Online comment form:

James Watson, D.V.M., Director
Mississippi State Board of Animal Health
P.O. Box 3889
Jackson, MS 39207
Tel.: (601) 359-1160
Fax: (601) 359-1177

Governor Haley Barbour
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, MS 39205
Tel.: (601) 359-3150
Fax: (601) 359-3741

IDA has established a Hurricane Katrina Animal Relief Fund to finance transportation, food for animals and volunteers, and to repair the damage done by the storm at the Project Hope sanctuary. Any funds exceeding the Project Hope team’s expenses will be donated directly to the Louisiana SPCA in New Orleans, which has been hit hard by the storm. IDA is accepting donations to support its relief efforts on its web site or by mail. Send checks to: Hurricane Relief, c/o In Defense of Animals, 131 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941.

Boarding available-displaced animals from Katrina Sunday, 4:46 PM
This was sent to me with permission to forward. So if any of the people
the Gulf states need help please give this to them and also for foster
From: Bette Holtman <>
We have space - kennel runs and cat runs available for pets from the
hurricane in our new facility in Frisco, Texas (North Dallas). Please
let me know
of any groups or people who will be needing space. We are A Place
for Pets
Resort & Spa, Inc
6349 Technology Drive,
Frisco, Texas, 75034
Phone: 1-972-377-3122
Toll Free: 1-866-377-3122
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Katrina's animal refugees: Shoot to kill orders(?!) 3:14 PM

This is cross-posted.  If questions, please contact

Hi everyone,
Please forgive me for using this transport/rescue list to do this, but I believe this is urgent.  Please see my blogpost about a possible shoot to kill order for ANIMALS in the devastated Gulf shores region...specifically New the message at my blog...I have emailed the HSUS in case there is validity to this. I can't take the chance not to forward this to everyone I know in case it is true. I will post any response I get from the HSUS as well.  Here is the post with the information that came from a New Orleans (former) resident.
All best to you all during this difficult time, Teresa Nolen Pratt
Main blog address:
My HSUS Hurricane Katrina Charity Auction:

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Lots more ways to help "Animals weather Hurricane Katrina" . . . Sunday, 4:44 PM

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 September 10, 2005 4:14 PM

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URGENT! CNN wants people to tell them what priority rescuing pets should be given!! 3:52 PM

Please cross post this on all your groups.  This is our chance!

CNN is asking people to write in on what priority rescuing pets should
be given. WRITE!!!

The email address they want you to write to is:

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 September 10, 2005 5:26 PM

"The Greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."  

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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 September 10, 2005 7:52 PM

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Petition for animal victims of hurricane Wednesday, 3:17 AM  

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 September 13, 2005 4:08 PM

Lilith has received 218 new, 787 total stars from Care2 membersLilith has been awarded 630 butterflies for taking action at Care2 Lilith G.  9/13: URGENT NEW PETITIONS!
Cease Fire on Animals in the Streets of New Orleans
Stop Killing Harmless Dogs in St Bernard Parish
Petition to Protect the Animal Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Keep Pets Safe During Disasters - Ask Red Cross to Adopt National Program
Ask President to Ensure Animals Are Included in Future Disaster Response Plans
Help Hurricane Victims - House in Closed Military Bases
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Red Cross Hates Animals! 4:24 PM

Before you donate to the Red Cross, please read this article.,0,4638050.story  

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Well that's a little overstated 4:56 PM

I wouldn't say that the Red Cross HATES animals - that's just being dramatic. They just don't care about them. I'm on their list of volunteers, but I wouldn't have joined if I knew they were the ones telling people they couldn't take their pets on the bus. Glad I only donated to the ASPCA before I went broke.  

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Mississippi Chickens Need Your Help! 2:54 PM

At 8:00 a.m. this morning, Farm Sanctuary rescuers arrived at our New York Shelter with 725 chickens saved from a farm ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in rural Mississippi. At this broiler chicken facility, which is under contract with Tyson Foods, a tornado spawned by the hurricane completely destroyed one warehouse shed and severely damaged two others. The chickens, like millions of farm animals across the South following the disaster, had been left to die or be bulldozed into mass graves.

Farm Sanctuary caregivers are providing the chickens urgent care at our hospital facilities, as many are in critical condition. All 725 are being individually checked for injuries and other urgent care needs. This morning’s checks have revealed broken toes, severe gangrene in the feet, extreme dehydration and lack of nutrition. Many of the birds have not had access to food or water for days since the hurricane, leaving them weak and lifeless. One bird’s eyes are swollen shut from trauma to the head, another has a large head wound, and two are suffering from seizures and clinging to life. Caregivers are administering IV fluids, shots of Banamine (a pain killer) and Dexamethasone (a steroid) and heating pads to revive them.

Farm Sanctuary is still on the ground in Mississippi continuing search and rescue efforts this week to save additional farm animals including pigs and goats reportedly displaced. We are in need of donations immediately to help save these 725 chickens and to fund our ongoing rescue efforts in the South.

Please make an emergency donation today to the KATRINA FARM ANIMAL RESCUE FUND and help save hundreds of animals from the devastation of animal agriculture and this natural disaster. CLICK HERE now, call 607-583-2225 ext. 221, or mail checks to Farm Sanctuary, PO Box 150, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

Your donation to the KATRINA FARM ANIMAL RESCUE FUND will fund emergency transport of farm animals to safety, emergency rescuers, caregivers, and additional cleaning staff to accommodate the incoming 725 animals, the purchase of emergency supplies including towels, kennel pads, heating pads, rubber gloves, box fans, ceramic brooder lights to keep the chickens warm, and water fountain heater bases. You can also help by sending needed supplies to Farm Sanctuary at the address above.

Over the weekend, Farm Sanctuary – working with Animal Place, HSUS, Black Beauty Ranch, and other animal protection groups – investigated devastated areas, searching for surviving farm animals in need of rescue and negotiating the release of animals from area farms. Rescuers reported mass graves of dead birds, demolished warehouses confining tens of thousands of birds, and fields littered with dead chickens – and live chickens running for their lives.

Sadly, Tyson and other factory farms see the animals as commodities rather than living, feeling beings. “Clean-up” crews are sent to bulldoze damaged buildings, with live animals still trapped inside, and to discard the debris and bodies as trash.

"We saw a massive open grave containing thousands of dead chickens crawling with maggots. Shockingly, 21 were still alive, huddled in the corner of the pit," said Kate Walker, a Farm Sanctuary rescuer on the ground in Mississippi.

When power systems fail, animals trapped by the hundreds of thousands in intensive confinement systems are particularly vulnerable, put at risk by stifling summer heat, toxic ammonia, and limited or inaccessible food and water. Millions of farm animals have died and untold thousands remain in peril. According to the latest agricultural census, Louisiana and Mississippi together annually slaughter over a million pigs, a half million cattle and calves, and nearly one billion chickens raised for both meat and eggs.

Please help us end this misery and the trauma of Katrina today for as many farm animals as we possibly can. For each individual who is lifted from a grave or a hurricane-torn building, your gift will make a difference.

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Murdering sheriff in St. Bernard Parish 3:41 PM

In addition to signing the petition please call or mail your complaint against Mike Minton the man who is seen shooting and running over dogs in Texas. Phone lines are hard to get through on...but I am faxing and mailing my letter.

The State Police accepts all complaints against the Dept. of Public Safety's employees. To file a complaint, contact the office of Internal Affairs or the Troop Commander in the respective areas. This is the contact numbers for the Troop commander over St Bernard Parish:

Troop B - 2101 I-10 Service Road, Kenner, LA 70065 / (504) 471-2775 / FAX # (504) 471-2784 / Toll Free (800) 964-8076 / Captain Brian Etland, Troop B Commander / Lieutenant Ken Curlee, Executive Officer (XO) / TFC Omar Landrum, Public Information Officer (PIO)

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Thanks Catherine! 6:51 PM

I have been emailing the Sheriff of St Bernard Parish. I am guessing this is the same dept. where this Minton neanderthal dwells. I havent received any replies.

You can email them and say that IF Minton works there, that he should be fired and that we want Animals treated with love and respect.
That they should NOT be killed.

But be courteous, be polite, because making these people mad isnt going to help the Animals.
It may in fact, get more of them killed.

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 September 16, 2005 3:10 PM

Signed.  Thanks.

Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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-----Original Message-----


>>> "Ingrid Hurel" <> 09/16/05 12:07PM >>>


Kanab, UT - (9/15/2005) -

Today, Best Friends Animal Society became the first animal rescue organization to enter St. Bernard Parish since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.

We entered at 9 a.m. with Councilman Mark Maderi, operating under the authority of St. Bernard animal control officer Cecile Trog.   Before today, 17 days after the disaster, no official assessment had yet been done.

Best Friends reports that assumptions that most of the animals had drowned or otherwise perished are INCORRECT.  Thousands are alive -- albeit in desperate conditions. We estimate that they have at most 3 or 4 days left to survive. Our assessment included Chalmette, Mereaux, Arabi, and Violet.

We saw many animals who had been rounded up by military people, who have been doing their best to look after them on an unofficial basis and feeding them MREs. But these animals are still emaciated and dehydrated and need urgent medical attention.

Major resources are needed to address the needs of these animals immediately. They are on the streets, locked in houses, everywhere.

We urge and implore the state and federal authorities to mount a massive effort to support animal rescue efforts to save these household pets in need.

These needs include:

- Additional emergency shelter locations, since the primary shelter at Gonzalez is already full to capacity

- Veterinary medical attention

- Efforts to locate the animals' families.

KATRINA PETS:  Please help BEST FRIENDS help Katrina's pets

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Hi All,

As most of you already know (and for those who don't) Best Friends has been wonderful - in fact, the most consistent organization in helping our Los Angeles Shelter Animals.  If you care about Katrina's pets - and I know you do - please go to  and DONATE to help them help these animals.  (Many of you have already, I know.)

The victims of Katrina and their pets will need help LONG AFTER everyone has gone back to their own let's keep the help flowing.

Thank you and bless you.

Dina Takouris, Reporter:  Tolucan Times and Entertainment Today

PS>  My husband is in New Orleans now, and we will be making several trips.  We especially want to help unite people with their families and people with their if you belong to an organization, or know an organization needing help...please let me know.
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 September 16, 2005 6:07 PM

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17 DAYS? 17 DAYS? 3:20 PM

I thought Animal rescue groups already WERE in St Bernard Parish????????

17 days? It took those lazy, bureaucratic S.O.B.'s 17 DAYS to decide "Oh, you know...maybe we should let those groups in, you know, the ones that want to rescue the Animals who were affected by the hurricane 2 and a half weeks ago....wonder if they're still alive?"

Makes me want to vomit.

Lets hope they can save those Animals before its too late.


God, please help those Animals to be safe and to sustain their strength to live, long enough so that they can be rescued.

On behalf of many of your human animal children who commit the evil act of leaving your other Animal children to die, I apologize.

Forgive them, for they know not what they do. They need the light of your truth, Jesus.

Many of us have been thinking of the precious Animals from day one, my Lord.

Your beautiful four legged children are loved by many.

God, please bless the members of this group and their Animals, for their hard work in trying to save your precious children.

May God Bless all of us, on Earth and in Heaven.


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People NEED to see this, in order for it to stop!!! . . . September 17, 2005 1:29 PM

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Dogs Shot 12:29 PM


SEE VIDEO BELOW. (warning dont look at the video if your squeamish in the

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 September 22, 2005 12:23 PM

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Humane Society of the United States

Dear Carolyn,

As our Hurricane Katrina response heads into its 20th day, our
Disaster Animal Response Teams continue their quest to rescue
stranded pets while we brace for the potential arrival of
Hurricane Rita. Here's the latest update on what's happening in
Louisiana and Mississippi, along with new photos and a video of
our teams on the ground:


Windows Media:


+ Three weeks after Katrina struck the region and the flood
waters rose in New Orleans, our rescue teams are doing all they
can to reach stranded pets in time. We've rescued nearly 6,000
pets and other animals so far. Many animals are in remarkably
good shape, but others are severely dehydrated or have wounds or
chemical burns. For some, we are arriving too late to help.
While individual National Guardsmen and military units have
helped us, the federal government has refused to formally make
animal rescue a top priority.

+ The temporary animal shelter at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in
Gonzales, Louisiana, remains at capacity. To make room for new
rescues, we've transported more than 1,500 animals out of the
facility to other shelters. Our top animal sheltering
professionals are finding the task of running the massive
facility to be the most challenging assignment of their lives.
Despite the federal government's lack of response in helping
with rescues, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Public
Health Service have been a tremendous help at this facility, as
have officials from the state of Louisiana. We're still in need
of volunteers to help with the task of managing what has become
the nation's largest animal shelter!

+ Amid the stress and hardship here, our staff and volunteers
are witnessing the most incredible reunions of pets and their
people - more than 400 so far. At our temporary shelter in
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a bell near the entrance is rung each
time an animal is reunited with her owner. When that bell rings,
cheers and applause break out through the facility.

+ While our on-the-ground response remains our top priority, we
have begun looking toward the future. Yesterday, the American
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and The
HSUS announced the creation of a reconstruction fund to rebuild
animal shelters damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Each
organization is donating an initial $2.5 million, for a total
of $5 million. We hope to eventually build that fund to at
least $10 million.

To stay on top of everything that's happening in the region,
please bookmark and be sure to visit it frequently.
We are adding new stories, information, and photos every day.

For all you do for animals, thank you so much.


Laura Bevan
Incident Commander
HSUS National Disaster Animal Response Team

P.S. Do you have a question about our disaster response for
animals? Then please read our frequently asked questions:

If you don't find your answer there, then call us at
1-800-HUMANE-1 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern time, or reply
to this email ( with the topic of your
question identified in the subject line. Thank you!

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Rights Reserved
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Care2 Daily Action - Rescuing Katrina's Animal Victims: Watch a Slideshow

Welcome to the Daily Action Site! Take action and we'll keep track in your success journal!

Today's daily action is to watch a touching slideshow of the Humane Society of the United States' rescue efforts since Hurricane Katrina.

WHY? Care2 members have donated, signed petitions, and followed the rescue and relief efforts for people and animals ever since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region three weeks ago. The Humane Society of the United States has put together a touching slide show of some of their rescue efforts. With Hurricane Rita bearing down on the region again, we hope that all people and animals will be safely evacuated and protected from harm.

Check out HSUS' slide show today - click the button to TakeAction!

Take Action Now

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