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* Heartworm Funds
Rescue Katrina Pets ~ current January 9, 2006
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Katrina Pets Reunions ~ from news March 20, 2006 to October 13, 2005
Katrina Animals Pets News ~ September 20 to August 28, 2005
Katrina Animal Rescue Resources ~ last updated September 21, 2005
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January 2006 New Resources:
Note: Volunteer efforts 24/7 to reunite pets have never stopped even though official animal group reunite requests ended and adoptions began.
Photo archive of rescued pets - work in progress
For Gulf Coast animal rescuers to provide information to volunteer pet reuniters.
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Help Needed Reuniting Hurricane-Stranded Pets
WTOP, D.C [Radio]
December 30, 2005
After the first of the year animals stranded during Hurricane Katrina will be available for adoption. That means time is quickly running out to try to reunite them with their owners.
But, you can help the effort by becoming a "Pet Detective" with a group called Stealth Volunteers. Stealth Volunteer Case Worker Robin Siegel of Silver Spring, Md. says helping would involve sitting at your computer and researching databases.
Many pets rescued from flood waters came from specific addresses. Siegel says finding pet owners might be as easy as tracking down the owner's family for contact information. Some owners and pets are reunited through careful searches of classified ads.
If you want to help, contact email@example.com or check out the Stealth Volunteers site.
12/13: Best Friends hosts "Locate Your Lost Katrina Pet" event Friday, December 16 through Sunday, December 18 at the Garden District Hotel in New Orleans.
Call 1-800-Humane 1 (Humane Society of the United States HSUS)
[As of November 24, assistance is no longer available at the 800 number. See press release below.]
* HSUS Tips on Reuniting with your Pet
* November 14 Press Release:
New Requests for Hurricane Katrina Pet Reunion Assistance Accepted Accepted Via Phone Until November 23
Animal Emergency Response Network - (Petfinder.com)
* email firstname.lastname@example.org to report poor photos, shelters adopting out early (only if certain), erroneous or missing information, and suggestions.
October 14: PETCO stores in Kenner and Harvey, La., have installed kiosks with wireless Internet connections to help customers locate animals lost in Hurricane Katrina.
The kiosks are available free of charge at PETCO's stores at 3500 Williams Blvd. in Kenner and at 1629 Westbank Expressway in Harvey.
Using the wireless connections, PETCO customers can easily access the Animal Emergency Response Network (AERN). The AERN network, found on Petfinder.com, is an online database of animals affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Information about lost and found animals is posted on the site, which can be searched by pet parents looking for their pets.
November 18: 504.368.5191 LA-SPCA [not 800 number below.]
LA/SPCA Restores Phone Line in New Orleans
New Toll-Free Phone Number Issued to Contact Agency
October 15, 2005
To help look for a pet, report a missing pet, report animal cruelty or a stray animal, citizens are urged to call 1-800-745-9151.
Due to the hurricane the LA/SPCA is currently only handling Animal Control issues due to lack of resources in at new facility, which is located in Algiers at 701 Thayer Street.
"Until the shelter is fully operational, we are unable to accept animals from the public," said Maloney.
[About November 1, ASPCA replaced the previous online list with a downloadable pdf file dated October 28. It was updated November 21 and 28; December 5, 12, 19, and 21, 2005; January 4 and January 10, 2006 although pdf link refers to 10/28:]
Shelters Fostering Rescued Pets from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita - ASPCA
* pets from Lamar Dixon which was a temporary shelter in Gonzales LA ]
Regional Shelters - ASPCA (previously called Emergency / Temporary Shelters)
* Resources for Reuniting - ASPCA
Temporary shelter closed November 15.
[Temporary shelter in Slidell LA - must go in person]
Louisiana State University and IFAW
The Hurricane Katrina Emergency Animal Shelter [at LSU Parker Coliseum in Baton Rouge] was created to provide temporary care and shelter for pets of people who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
The vast majority of animals that were cared for at this shelter were pets relinquished by their owners while they sought to stabilize their own living arrangements and be reunited with their pets. Only a small number of animals with unknown owners were cared for at this shelter.
If you are looking for your pet, and you relinquished your pet at LSU Emergency Animal Shelter, please click here.
To search the pets with unknown owners that were housed at LSU Emergency Animal Shelter, please click here.
List of Websites with Photos of Katrina Pets
More places to look for missing Katrina/Rita pets
(Animal Finder Data Search Engine),
an open community effort to aggregate pet rescue data from across the web.
From Animal Rescue Resources on Katrina Help Wiki
Pit Bull Rescue Central (PBRC) Katrina Owner Resources
Pet Birds: If you're looking for a pet bird that was lost during Katrina, call Veni at (225) 381-8364 or e-mail her at email@example.com. You can see photos of rescued birds at www.petfinders.com.
Reunite Katrina Pets Forums & Info
LSU/ISU student hotline [posted mid-December on LSU website and Petfinder.com disaster page:]
A group of Louisiana State University and Idaho State University students are volunteering their time to give owners personal help searching for their pets. If you, or someone you know, needs assistance in searching the Animal Emergency Response Network (AERN) for a pet lost during the hurricanes please contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
When you email them please provide:
Your current contact information (name, current address, phone number, email address)
Address where your pet was left or last seen
A complete description of your pet (breed, sex, color, distinguishing marks, coat length, tail, ears...)
Provide any information on any identification your pet had (rabies tag#, microchip #, tattoo, id tag, collar type and color....)
They will contact you within 48 hours of receiving your email and the students will begin the search process.
Stealth Volunteers (Yahoo)
Stealth Volunteers 2
Find Katrina Pet Owners
Coco's Angels - volunteers who will help families try to locate their pets by searching shelters and records for pets. Contact them at email@example.com.
Looking for Katrina Pets
NOLA.com Pet Rescue/Animal Chat Forum
Katrina Disaster Info Forum (Petfinder.com)
Katrina Pet Rescue (Yahoo)
Katrina Pets - Lost and Found (Yahoo)
Hurricane Pets (Yahoo)
No Animal Left Behind
Animal Rescue Resources on Katrina Help Wiki
Operation Zeus - Yahoo
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Enter an address on www.whitepages.com/10001/reverse_address but leave out the street number. This brings up all listed people on the street where you can check for neighbors to contact.
List of Deceased Katrina Victims Released to Families
Click on latest update
AVID - 1-800-336-AVID
INFO Pet - 1-800-INFO-PET
Home Again - 1-866-736-4324
24PetWatch - 1-866-597-2424
If the chip has ten (10) digits (combination of letters and numbers, it is most likely a Home Again chip. If the chip has nine (9) digits, it is probably an Avid chip.
Rabies Tag Numbers
St. Bernard Parish, New Orleans - Lost Pet Search
ENTER MICROCHIP, TAG, RABIES OR LICENSE NUMBER
Veterinary Data Systems: 504-866-1450
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If you have a phone number from a collar or tag:
Call 866-782-6682. Input the phone number that the owner used to be at, and you can leave a message for them.
ASPCA and HSUS
Help your organization:Does your organization need help bolstering your foster programs and reuniting animals with their families due to your response to the Hurricanes? Learn about American Humane's Second Chance Katrina Fund!
Apply for Funds Reuniting Displaced Families of Hurricane Katrina with their Pets
The HSUS / AAHA Katrina Pet Wellness Program offers free pet check-ups for displaced families.
Hurricane Heartworm Treatment Program
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