CAN YOU HELP THE ANIMALS?


Pet rescuers from animal rescue groups large and small are on the ground doing the best they can under the horrible conditions in Louisiana.

These are all wonderful regular people who are devoting their own personal time, and money to help save these pets. Time is running out! There are an estimated 40,000 pets who still need rescuing.

Many are sick, dehydrated, starving, burned by toxic waters, wounded, and most of all scared! The rescuers have left behind their jobs, families and commitments to help with this effort and they desperately need your help!

How can you help?

1) Volunteer to go in person.
http://www.petrescuevolunteers.com/

http://www.noahswish.org/Donations.htm

2) Donate supplies. http://www.petrescuevolunteers.com/

3) Call or email our government officials to demand help in rescuing Katrina pets. http://www.petrescuevolunteers.com/

4) sign up to foster or adopt a pet. www.pasadosafehaven.org;

http://neworleans.craigslist.org/pet/99934973.html

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

These things may take a little time to work on so get started ASAP so you will be ready:

Bring a sleeping bag or tent or blankets and prepare to sleep on the ground or in your car. Its not four star accommodations, but you will be safe.

You NEED to get shots! Go to a local ER or walk in and see if they’d offer free shots or a discount for: Tetanus, typhoid, Hepatitis and whatever the medical professional recommends. You NEED to make sure YOU are SAFE and don’t get sick!

Bring an orange colored vest or similar bright color and stencil pet rescue on the back if possible.

You will need to go to a Kinko’s or similar printing / sign shops that can either make a magnetic sign for your car or can sell one that you can stencil yourself. You need it to read, “Disaster Animal Rescue” to be able to get into the area.

If you plan to fly remember that many airports will not have rental cars available, check around the airport or other airports and be sure you can get one. Also whether driving or flying, get as big an air-conditioned vehicle as possible for transport. See “UPDATES” for latest known air-travel info

Bring all the supplies you can both for rescue and for YOURSELF remember you are essentially there on your own and need to take care of yourself. Try to pick up some fresh food like subs (both veggie and meat) on your way in to give those who’ve been there a while some much needed decent food.

You should go with AT least one other person but probably no more than 4.

As with the supply list, solicit anything you can from local businesses friends and family and make sure you have enough gas.

If this list is unable to match you up with a partner in your area, go to www.craigslist.com for your area and try and form your own group.

AGAIN…THIS ALL NEEDS TO BE EFFICIENT AS TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

URGENT NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS AT LAMAR DIXON ST LANDRY ROAD/AVE
WHEN GET TO THE GATE ..TELL GUARDS YOU ARE THERE FOR THE ANIMALS
SEND U TO BARN 5...REGISTER AND GO IN TO WORK!!!THAT IS THE MESSAGE ....300 ANIMALS AT LAMAR
GO TO BARN 5....REGISTER AND WORK
CALL JO COOK WHO IS AT LAMAR DIXON ....GULFPORT IS IN GOOD SHAPE
CALL JO COOK...706 577 5908...BUT U DON'T NEED TO CALL - JUST GO
I KNOW PEOPLE ARE LEARY AND WEARY BUT THIS INFO CAME IN TODAY AND THE ANIMALS NEED HELP

CLICK HERE FOR OPEN CLINICS IN AFFECTED AREAS

Locations for Animal Evacuation:

Alexandria - Farmers Market - Large & Small

Baton Rouge LSU Agriculture Center

Lafayette - Blackham Coliseum

Shreveport - LSU-S (pets only, no livestock)

West Monroe - Ike Hamilton Coliseum - Large Animals

Monroe - Civic Center - Small Animals

Hurricane Katrina Hotline
888-773-6489
Due to the volume of calls into and from the Baton Rouge area you may get a disconnect or not in service message. We are also having frequent difficulty calling out.
Other Hurricane Info. Links:Licensing for Veterinarians Helping in the Disaster
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Equine Evacuation Information
Hotels where pets are welcome
(Most hotels will wave the no pets policies during an emergency)

Hurricane Press Room


1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best Friends Animal Society is glad to see that you are actively putting your support behind the Pet Evacuation Bill! I am attaching more information which you may be interested in including in future blogs on this topic. If you have any questions on what Best Friends has done to save animals in the Gulf Coast since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, or what we are doing to plan for future rescue efforts, please visit our website at www.bestfriends.org or contact me at the address listed.

http://network.bestfriends.org/legalanimal/news/3794.html

Best Friends Animal Society
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741
435-644-3965 ext. 4410
erinw@bestfriends.org

“A better world through kindness to animals”

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