Katrina Animals Pets ~ September 4, 2005
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National Horse Protection Coalition
First Load of Hay Feed and Supplies On Its Way
To arrive at Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana late Sunday evening or early Monday morning.
Has Anyone Seen My Sea Lions? Dolphins?
... These are domesticated animals and some are captive-borns, and they don't have the hunting skills," he said. Once Solangi realized how severe Katrina was going ...
New Orleans zoo animals survive Katrina's wrath
Reuters AlertNet, UK
... feared dead in the rubble of storm-shattered New Orleans, but at the New Orleans zoo only three of its 1,400 animals died in the wrath of Hurricane Katrina. ...
New Orleans' animals suffering in aftermath of Katrina
Centre Daily Times, PA
... Not everyone in New Orleans left pets behind ... Stray pets have formed packs and are roaming the abandoned city, scavenging for whatever ... She named the dog Katrina. ...
Labor dept. gets emergency grant; Treasurer helps rescue pets
Times Picayune, LA
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State Treasurer John Kennedy is helping some evacuees make sure their pets are cared for while they're finding shelter in other cities and states.
Kennedy was helping people board buses Saturday on the Interstate 10 overpass leading to the causeway that bridges Lake Ponchartrain when some evacuees began refusing to leave their pets behind.
"One woman told me 'I've lost my house, my job, my car and I am not turning my dog loose to starve,'" Kennedy said.
Kennedy and other volunteers took down the evacuees' names and their pets' names and persuaded the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to come pick them up and take them to the Lamar Dixon center in Gonzales.
The SPCA picked up two cats and 15 dogs, including a yellow lab, German shepherd mix Kennedy found tied up far underneath the overpass next to an unopened can of dog food with a sign that read "Please take care of my dog, his name is Chucky."
Kennedy, who has two dogs he took in as strays off the street, said he helped out because he knows the pain of losing a pet.
"There's no way I'd turn my dogs loose," he said. "It just wouldn't happen."
They wouldn t leave without their pets
HOUMA -- Harold McDonald was racing to escape drowning in the floodwaters Hurricane Katrina swept into New Orleans when something made him turn around.
Houma, Louisiana Newspaper - The Courier
Houma has received hundreds of human evacuees, a number of whom refused to leave devastated New Orleans without their animal friends. Several local organizations and businesses have pitched in, supplying volunteers, pet supplies, food, water and foster homes. At least 50 animals are spread among the East Park Fire Station, the Evergreen Cajun Center in Gray and the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter, said shelter manager Valerie Robinson. Another roughly 25 pets rescued from a Gretna veterinarian’s office by the Terrebonne shelter have been dispersed among local veterinarian offices. The local vets are also treating wounded or sick refugee animals.
Lobsters flee from Katrina
Miami Herald, FL
... Beach scoops them up -- scores of them -- Florida spiny lobsters on a rarely observed, post-Katrina mass march. ... ''I would suspect these animals were displaced ...
HSUS Disaster Teams To Reach Stranded Pets in New Orleans
September 3, 9:16 p.m.
Members of the HSUS National Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) were expected to enter New Orleans alongside staff members of the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA) on Sunday morning, September 4. It’s a major turning point for pets and other animals stranded in the city, which had been closed off to our animal rescuers by federal and state authorities who had been closely controlling access in attempts to handle the confusion and danger that has beset the city.
As HSUS rescuer Diane Webber put it earlier in the day, “It may be too late for some. It may be just in time for others.”
American Humane’s Animal Emergency Services cleared to enter Louisiana!
Updated -- Sept. 3, 2005. Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco has granted the American Humane Association permission to enter the state to provide rescue and veterinary services in the areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina!
Sept 3 -- Clearance given for large-scale rescue in New Orleans
September 4, 2005 : 1:26 AM ET
However, Paul Berry of Best Friends Animals Society has been working to rescue animals in the city for the past two days alongside Bert Smith, Director of Animal Services for Jefferson Parish, and his staff. Smith started sweeps Saturday to pick up animals from the streets of New Orleans, focusing on locations where evacuees had been required to leave their animals before boarding buses.
Not all victims human
AZA Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Rally to Aid New Orleans Zoo and ...
U.S. Newswire (press release), DC
September 2, ,2005 Silver Spring MD -- - Members of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) are responding to their ...
Workers forced to evacuate New Orleans aquarium but not the zoo
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA
BY WILLIAM MULLEN. CHICAGO - (KRT) - Whether marine mammals and fishes are being fed and cared for at New Orleans' Aquarium of the ...
Zoos coping with damage, helicopter roar
Zoos are making do but fate of sea creatures unknown
Pet rescue plans under way in wake of Katrina
Shreveport Times, LA
... that established pet refugee centers throughout Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina now are ... homes in Jefferson Parish late Friday to save pets left behind in the ...
What of the pets lost, left behind after Katrina?
St. Petersburg Times, FL
... There are hotels that accept pets. There's always people that stay home with their pets, which a lot of people did (during Hurricane Katrina)," she said. ...
Animal rescuers set to help pets displaced by Katrina
Connecticut Post, CT
... "When you multiply the number of families affected by this disaster, the number of abandoned pets is monumental," veterinarian Arnold Goldman says. ...