Monday, November 07, 2005

Animal Rescue New Orleans Needs You Now - Yep, Still Work to be Done. Here's How You Can Help Those Animals Still Victims of Hurricane Katrina

It's hard to belive that there is still so much to be done. This email is pretty clear on how you can help. Please read and do what you can.

http://www.AnimalRescueNewOrleans.com
Jane Garrison & David Meyer


UPDATE FROM THE FIELD:
Question: Are volunteers still needed in New Orleans? Answer: Desperately!

WE STILL DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS TO SUSTAIN ANIMALS WITH
FOOD/WATER UNTIL WE CAN CATCH (TRAP) THEM. They are surviving in packs or
burrowing under homes, some of which may be bulldozed.

A cat cowers in the dirt under her broken home. A pack of dogs dart between
shattered cars. Quick shadows. Glimpsed after dark. Now mere vestiges of
their former lives.

Where once there was a home, a warm lap and kind hand... There is starvation
and death for thousands of animals in the ruins of New Orleans.

November 2: We rescued an emaciated cat living amid the debris of a
destroyed home. This cat was experiencing liver failure by the time we
reached her. Sadly, the cat died while in transit to the emergency clinic...

These animals survived hurricanes and floods. How can we let them succumb to
starvation and disease? In New Orleans Parish, the Louisiana SPCA operates
with just a few officers. Nearby St. Bernard Parish has virtually no animal control.

Please reserve days, weeks—whatever you can—to help New Orleans animals.
JUST DO IT. All of your questions are answered below.


WHO DOES ANIMAL RESCUE NEW ORLEANS NEED?
1. People to help put out feeding stations.
2. People to trap dogs/cats.
3. People to transport rescued animals to Best Friends in Mississippi each evening.
4. People to transport animals to humane societies.
In other words, we need people!


HOW LONG WILL YOU BE IN NEW ORLEANS?
We need volunteers THROUGH END OF NOVEMBER INTO DECEMBER, at which time we
will assess continued need and update you.


HOW DO I VOLUNTEER?

1. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US UNTIL YOU KNOW YOUR ARRIVE/DEPART DATES.

2. EMAIL VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS
Brenda: info@kinshipcircle.org or Kate: katedanaher@animalearthhuman.org

3. In your email, state: (PLEASE DO NOT SEND INFO MORE THAN ONCE!)

* Full name / Name of organization (if applicable)
* Street, city, state
* Cell phone, land phone
* Email address
* Brief description of experience working with animals
* ARRIVE/DEPART dates in New Orleans
* Where did you hear about us or see our alert?
info@KinshipCircle.org, Best Friends, ARNO website, other blog, website or list?

*When you write back, please keep our original message in the body of your email.

4. Type “HURRICANE VOLUNTEER” in the subject line of your email, or we may miss it.

5. If you are an Animal Control Officer, Veterinarian/Vet Tech, or Experienced Humane Trapper
state this in subject line of email. I.E., HURRICANE VOLUNTEER: Animal Control Officer


WHERE DO I GO WHEN I GET TO NEW ORLEANS?
Attend the morning assignment meetings - 7:30 am
Corner of Magazine and Felicity Streets by empty Star Hair & Nails bldg.
Around the corner from prior location at 1823 Magazine Street.
MAPQUEST “Magazine and Felicity St.” in New Orleans.

If you arrive after 7:30 am meeting:
Call Jane Garrison 843-343-8887 for food/water assignment area.
Call Holly: 757-641-4527 or Rob Stone: 253-307-0969


WHO DO I CALL IF...
1. I’M A LOUISIANA RESIDENT. I WANT TO HELP.
CONTACT Jane Garrison: 843-343-8887, JaneGarrison@comcast.net

2. I’M IN NEW ORLEANS, MISSED MORNING MEETING... CAN’T FIND YOU GUYS!
CONTACT Holly: 757-641-4527 or Rob Stone: 253-307-0969

3. I CAN HELP EXPORT/TRANSPORT/FOSTER ANIMALS
CONTACT Karla Osbeck: vixey23j@yahoo.com or 310-800-7011

4. I WANT TO DONATE MONEY OR SUPPLIES
CONTACT Priscilla Gargalis: pgargalis@yahoo.com

5. I READ THE WHOLE ALERT, BUT STILL HAVE QUESTIONS
Kate Danaher: katedanaher@animalearthhuman.org
Brenda Shoss: info@kinshipcircle.org
Pia Salk: piapia@adelphia.net


TELL ME ABOUT TRAVEL & ACCOMODATIONS
- Fly into New Orleans or Baton Rouge.
- Rent a vehicle with room for supplies. Vans and SUVs appreciated.

CAMPING: Bring tent to camp on parking lot/small fenced yard located
alongside property at 1585 Magazine Street.

HOMES: Request list of residents to contact directly, Brenda: info@kinshipcircle.org

FEMA TENT: (Premier Camp tent) FEMA campground with cots, laundry, food,
first aid, running water, showers, etc. that volunteers may use.
1 Melvin Bernard Hwy., Chalmette, LA 70043, Off St. Bernard Highway

State you are in town for ANIMAL RESCUE NEW ORLEANS. You must sign in and
sign out of the FEMA tent daily, or we may lose privileges to stay there.

HOTELS: Volunteers have told us about...
Days Inn, in Harvey ($99; sharing makes it reasonable) 504-366-8531

Quality Inn, in Gretna ($112; Two beds) 504-366-8531

Wyndham New Orleans, 504-566-7006
http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/MSYCP/main.wnt

AFFORDABLE TRAVEL & RIDESHARES:
Email Shanah Lia Richardson at illinoiskatrinapets@hotmail.com for help
locating affordable travel options or rideshares.


WHAT DO ARNO VOLUNTEERS DO?
1. FEED AND WATER TEAMS: Responsible for keeping animals alive until they
can be trapped. Does not require any specialized skills...just compassion and will!

2. TRAPPING TEAMS: Animal Control Officers, DVMs, Vet Techs or Individuals
with Experience Trapping Animals. These volunteers are encouraged to spend
at least one week in New Orleans and may submit (air, car rental, or gas)
travel receipts for reimbursement. An estimate of travel expenses is
required for approval.

3. RESCUE TEAMS: Rescue animals described in calls to our dispatch number as
“animals in need.” Teams also comb city to pick up street animals who
approach them without need to trap. Animal handling experience necessary.


WHERE DO THE ANIMALS GO?
CARE FOR CRITICAL ANIMALS
Animals unable to survive transport are brought to:
SE Veterinary Specialists, 504-219-0444
400 N. Causeway; Metairie, Louisiana

PROCEDURE FOR OTHER RESCUED ANIMALS
Other animals go to Southern Animal Foundation by 4:30 pm.
They are then transported to Best Friends in Tylertown, MS.
Southern Animal Foundation
1823 Magazine Street; New Orleans, LA 70130


WHAT DO YOU NEED & WHERE CAN I SEND SUPPLIES?
CONTACT Priscilla Gargalis: pgargalis@yahoo.com

SMALL SHIPMENTS TO:
ATN: Rescue Groups
Southern Animal Foundation
1823 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

LARGE SHIPMENTS TO:
Our storage area at (Church’s parking lot) 1585 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.
PLEASE CONTACT Holly: 757-641-4527 or Rob Stone: 253-307-0969
to arrange for someone to meet you there.

WE NEED:
Dry Dog/Cat Food
ANC (pop-top) Canned Cat Food and/or Canned Mackerel (for cat/dog traps)
Fresh Water (gallon containers)
Pedialyte
Disposable Lasagna Trays or Litter Boxes (for water on the streets)
Large Plastic Dog Crates / Small Crates
Catch Poles
Humane Large Dog Traps & Cat Traps
Towels and Sheets
Cat/Dog Gloves
Car Chalk for Marking Rescue Vehicles
Gift Cards to Gas Stations / Gift Cards to Wal-Mart
Monetary Donations for Vet Care, Spay/Neuter, etc.
Vet Supplies (Lactate Ringer fluid bags & tubing), antibiotics, etc.
Bottled Water, Gatorade, Energy Bars, Snacks for Rescuers


HOW CAN I DONATE MONEY?
Make check payable to: 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com
1-800-Save-A-Pet.com / P.O. Box 7 / Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Indicate in check memo: Animal Rescue New Orleans
Donate online:
https://secure2.convio.net/sap/site/Donation?ACTION=SHOW_DONATION_OPTIONS&CAMPAIGN_ID=1541

Make check payable to: Jane Garrison
2294 Otranto Rd. / North Charleston, SC 29406
Indicate in check memo: Animal Rescue New Orleans

GIFT CARDS: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product_listing.gsp?cat=175427
Jane can download Walmart gift cards from this site. Or, you may go to any
Walmart to purchase a gift card and mail to the address above.

HURRICANE ANIMAL RESCUE SHIRTS!
http://acustomtshirt4u.com/1800SaveAPet
FRONT: “If I leave, they leave... In Memory of Hurricane Katrina Animals”
BACK: “Animal Rescue New Orleans. 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com”


SUGGESTED PERSONAL SUPPLIES LIST
current Hepatitis vaccinations
(Hepatitis A most important)
current Tetanus shot
pepper spray
hand sanitizer; alcohol and hydrogen peroxide
insect repellent (non- aerosol if flying)
sunscreen
first aid kits

thick "bite-proof" work gloves
sturdy, waterproof (rubber) work boots/shoes
change of shoes, extra socks, hat
long sleeve shirts, long pants (for coverage, but lightweight)
eye protection (sunglasses)
cases of dust/surgical masks

MAPS OF NEW ORLEANS

utility knife, crowbar
belt (to hang gears/supplies from)

flashlights, D batteries
cell phone & car charger
phone cards (in case cell phones don’t work)
waterproof walkie talkies helpful
toilet paper
pillows, blankets, sheets, towels
water, Gatorade, snacks
other personal-care items
cash

Come prepared to camp:
tent, sleeping bag, air mattress or cot

TO SUBSCRIBE TO KINSHIP CIRCLE HURRICANE ALERTS:
Regarding Animal Rescue New Orleans with Jane Garrison, as well as other
relief efforts, send an email to info@kinshipcircle.org

FOR DETAILS NOT ADDRESSED IN THIS ALERT, TRY:
http://savinglives.1-800-save-a-pet.com/site/PageServer?pagename=KatrinaVolunteers
http://www.AnimalRescueNeworleans.com

*********************************************************
GRASSROOTS EFFORT
FOR ANIMALS OF THE STORM

KINSHIP CIRCLE
Brenda Shoss, Information & Volunteer Coordinator:
(desk) 314-863-9445; (cell) 314-795-2646
7380 Kingsbury Blvd.; Saint Louis, MO 63130
http://www.kinshipcircle.org

ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION (ARF)
Julia Fischer, Supply Storage & Distribution Director:
(cell) 251-455-9377; (home) 251-645-8605
shelter phone: 251-478-9743
771 Holcombe Ave.; Mobile, Alabama 36605
http://www.animalrescuemobile.org

*DISCLAIMER:
Information in all alerts is verified with original sources, to the best of
our ability. We cannot assume responsibility for the consequences of its
use. Call or email contacts at specific locations before going.
Grassroots Effort for Animals of the Storm
Kinship Circle * Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)

No comments:

Search for More Content

Custom Search
Bookmark and Share

Past Articles