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Katrina Animals Need Our Help Urgent November 15, 2005 9:38 AM

Please read and help in anyway you can. These babies desperately need our help. Thanks, Cindy ANIMAL RESCUERS ARE STILL URGENTLY NEEDED IN NOLA THE BAN IS ONLY FOR OUT-OF-STATE VETS PRACTICING IN LA I'm planning a trip back down to NOLA next week. When I read this message I was unclear about the situation. So, I contacted kinshipcircle to find out what was going on. This is their response... We need many volunteers, at least through end of December and possibly into January, primarily to sustain what appear to be thousands of animals in the streets. They are a mix of strays and former pets roaming in parts of the lower 9th Ward, St. Bernard Parish, Plaquemines Parish and elsewhere. The only "official" ban is on out-of-state veterinarians (who are still coming anyway). There is no legally binding ban on other volunteers. Animal Rescue New Orleans volunteers have experienced no legal problems. No volunteers are canceling their trips and we are still urgently recruiting people. We are just worried about the direction in which the state and LA SPCA are moving. They are claiming the animal situation is "back to normal." That remaining animals represent a typical "animal control" problem manageable by local agencies. This is not the case, as witnessed by volunteer rescuers in New Orleans everyday. The animals, many obvious companions prior to Katriina (as opposed to strays) are not always immediately visible, since most don't come out until dusk and into the night. They are afraid and starving. Many are unsterilized and set to give birth, which will exacerbate the problem tremendously... Thanks very much, Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle Volunteer Coordinator, Animal Rescue New Orleans --- In, Monica Orta wrote: > > Call,call, call,write,write,write!! Contact info below and sample letter. Let these people know we are a powerful group and they need to listen to us! Remember to keep it clean and professional. It's the number of calls/letters that count. We don't wanna look like animal wackos. > I believe they will continue to scare rescuers. They did this to us when we were getting ready to leave on our second trip to NO (beg of Oct). We were told everything under the sun. The police were very helpful and we were welcomed w/open arms by the residence. > > I wish we could get media coverage on this. Anyone have any close contacts? > > Permission to crosspost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! > > > Monica Orta Elkins > HBAR > Texas > > > > Attached Message > From:Kathy Landry To:landrymusic@h...:CALLS NEEDED! Louisiana Stalls Animal Rescue While They StarveDate:Sat, 12 Nov 2005 11:27:23 -0600 > Animal Friends, > Forwarded below is the unfortunate and latest update ...that LOUISIANA HAS CALLED FOR A HALT OF ANIMAL RESCUE IN NEW ORLEANS, although there are still thousands of injured, traumatized animals starving to death every day. > This has happened before in this Katrina process, and many of us called and sent emails adamantly calling for the rescue to continue...and it did...once again, if you feel guided PLEASE TAKE JUST SEVERAL MINUTES TO CALL (PLEASE FIRST read the letter that is below the contacts, so that you know the details of the situation and important points to make in your ph. calls.) > PLEASE SEND THIS TO YOUR COMPASSIONATE NETWORKS. THERE IS NO MEDIA COVERAGE ANYMORE ABOUT THE CONTINUED DIRE ANIMAL SITUATION, SO IT WILL TAKE A GOOD NUMBER OF US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. > Thank you for being a compassionate steward of our fellow living beings, > "When a stray animal crosses your path, it may be as close to God as you're going to get in this lifetime." > - Kinky Friedman > KATHY LANDRY > ph: 832-385-1085 > landrymusic@h... To unsubscribe, send an email to landrymusic@h... with 'unsubscribe' in subject line. > --------------------------------- > From: Kinship Circle > To: "4. Animal Rescue New Orleans" > Subject: LETTER/ Louisiana Ban Stalls Rescue As Animals Starve > Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 21:14:37 -0600 > MIME-Version: 1.0 > Received: from ([]) by mc7- with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.211); Fri, 11 Nov 2005 19:15:17 -0800 > Received: from [] ( []) by (8.13.1/8.13.1) with ESMTP id jAC3Ec3Z051309;Fri, 11 Nov 2005 21:14:43 -0600 (CST) > > info@k... servers are down tonight, 11/11/05. > If you need to reach me, email kinshipcircle@b... > Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle > > 11/11/05--Louisiana Ban Stalls Rescue As Animals Starve > KINSHIP CIRCLE LETTER CAMPAIGN > > > SOURCE OF INFORMATION: > Jane Garrison, > Alley Cat Allies, > Clare Davis, katrinacatrescue@y... > > ================================ > SAMPLE LETTER & CONTACT INFO > Press release follows > ================================ > > Governor Kathleen Blanco > Office of the Governor > P.O. Box 94004; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9004 > ph: 866-366-1121; 225-342-0991; 225-342-7015 > fax: 225-342-7099 > web email: md=form&tmp=home&cfmid=146 > > Dr. Maxwell Lea, Jr., State Veterinarian > Office of Animal Health Services, Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry > P.O. Box 1951; Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1951 > office: 225-925-3980; fax: 225-925-4103 > email: mlea@l..., maxwel_l@l..., info@l... > website: > > Dr. Martha A. Littlefield, Assistant State Veterinarian > Office of Animal Health Services, Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry > P.O. Box 1951; Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1951 > wk: 225-925-3980; desk: 225-935-2168; fax: 225-237-5555 > email: malc@l... > > CC: Bob Odin, Commiss  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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