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Action Alerts HELP THE ANIMAL VICTIMS OF KATRINA THE FOLLOWING ALERT CONTAINS EMAIL ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS OF ELECTED
OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE KATRINA, WHICH HAS BEEN A
DISASTER FOR ANIMALS WHO HAVE BEEN ABANDONED TO SUFFER AND DIE ALONE. THERE
IS ALSO AN ONLINE PETITION ON THIS SUBJECT, AND FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTS. PLEASE
TAKE ACTION TO HELP THOSE WHO CANNOT HELP THEMSELVES: SOURCE OF INFORMATION Starving and stranded, the pets left behind in New Orleans
HELP THE ANIMAL VICTIMS OF KATRINA
THE FOLLOWING ALERT CONTAINS EMAIL ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS OF ELECTED OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE KATRINA, WHICH HAS BEEN A DISASTER FOR ANIMALS WHO HAVE BEEN ABANDONED TO SUFFER AND DIE ALONE. THERE IS ALSO AN ONLINE PETITION ON THIS SUBJECT, AND FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTS. PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO HELP THOSE WHO CANNOT HELP THEMSELVES:
SOURCE OF INFORMATION
Starving and stranded, the pets left behind in New Orleanshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/09/06/wkat206.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/09/06/ixnewstop.html
Story Of Evacuated Boy Who Lost Dog Grips Nation
"I'm not leaving," Woodsum said. "I won't leave my two cats..."
A Petition to Protect the Animal Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Target: C. Ray Nagin, Mayor, City of New Orleans
Sponsor: Margaret Barry
As of 9/7/05, there was minimal organized rescue in Mississippi towns such Gulfport, Ocean City, Waveland, Bay St. Louis and others.
Many of you read the online plea from a Phoenix, AZ reporter who was surrounded by dogs as he walked the streets. The reporter's question, as posted on craig.list: Where are the rescuers?
In addition, many of you saw the request for help from Joanne Reints, of Daphne, Alabama, a woman who has been crossing into Mississippi to feed starving, injured animals on her own.
Beginning Wednesday morning, Kinship Circle, with Denise Wilson of Texas, contacted Joanne and established a national volunteer network, enlisting nonprofit rescue groups from around the country. While we cannot release detailed information at this time, we can tell you that help and supplies are on the way to Mississippi animals.
In the meantime, please contact the Louisiana officials below to help rescuers gain access to animals. Time is of essence.
**PLEASE NOTE: Due to Kinship Circle’s involvement in this rescue effort, we will temporarily be unable to produce alerts/sample letters for unrelated issues.
Thanks for your understanding.
THIS JUST IN--
From Paul Berry: We had two teams out on boats on Thursday. Troy Snow has written about his crew in an earlier posting. Ours was similar, so I'll keep this brief.
Our team was me and Dr. Debbie Rykoff DVM. Also aboard and helping out was a crew from the Salt Lake Tribune. Leah Hogsten took photos for the Trib and gave these to us. (Thanks, Leah.)
The thing I want to say is simply that there are thousands upon thousands of animals stuck out here, on car roofs, on porches, cats on roofs of houses.
We saw no other animal rescue orgs anywhere. I know they're all doing good work on the peripheries ... but, oh man ... you see and hear these fluff pieces on TV of people being reunited with their pets, and you look around out here on the boats at this vast, endless wasteland of toxic water and animals hanging on, 11 days after the hurricane, and their time is running out...
LOUISIANA GOV. OFFICIALS
Take the time to fax. Take the time to fill out web emails. Take the time to call. Animals are sick, contaminated with putrid water. Starving dogs have formed packs, attacking each other and people. Animals have and will be shot.
SAMPLE LETTER FOLLOWS CONTACT INFORMATION!
The Honorable Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans
Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu
Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Senator David Vitter (R-LA)
Congressman Charlie Melancon
Congressman Jim McCrery
Congressman Bobby Jindal
Congressman William J. Jefferson
Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr.
Congressman Richard Baker
Congressman Rodney Alexander
Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Jeff Smith, Acting Director: 225-925-7557
Richard DeBlieux: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Jones: email@example.com
From: Janice Sclafani- ~TheGrinningDoggy~ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 10:36 AM
THEY FAILED THE PEOPLE.
NOW THEY ARE NOW SHOOTING THE DOGS.
THIS WAS CAUGHT ON THE NEWS.
YES, THE NEWS CREWS CAUGHT DOGS BEING SHOT, ON FILM.
SHOT, JUST FOR TRYING TO SURVIVE.
Urgent! FEMA says decision imminent for animal rescue POST EVERYWHERE------HELP SAVE ANIMALS AND HUMANS!PLEASE! Right now the pets aren't being rescued by FEMA or the other regular rescue workers, only by pet rescue groups who are restricted by FEMA... they are slowly starving to death!!! I just got off the phone with FEMA in Washington and was told that a decision is upcoming in regards to evacuating pets with the holdouts and whether FEMA orders rescue workers to rescue pets when they can. Please PLEASE provide whatever polite urging that you can with this decision: [Update: apparently FEMA not answering now, call the White House comment line and the media (BE NICE, this is extremely important): White House Comments: 202-456-1111]
Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response 202-646-3900 202-646-3930 (fax) FEMAOPA@dhs.gov
PHONE # LIST - EVERYONE CONTACT THESE PEOPLE!!!!
by dsember, 9/8/05 23:13 ET
These are actual live lines unless otherwise noted (or unless it has changed since this afternoon)
Mayor of New Orleans: (504) 658-4900 or (504) 329-1250
Louisiana Governor: 1-866-310-7617
White House: (202) 456-1111
Homeland Security: (202) 282-8495
FEMA: (202) 646-2168
General Honore: (719) 554-3714
US Coast Guard: 1-800-323-7233
Army National Guard: 1-800-464-8273(?)
Ann Curry's Asst: (212) 664-4151
CNN: (404) 827-2600; Ask to be transferred to "Public Information", DO NOT press any numbers until after the automated message, then press "8" and HOLD --they do have live people answering (may take awhile)
Police, Fire & Medical Emergencies
Crescent City Connection Police
Louisiana State Police
Office of Homeland Security
Office Of Emergency Preparedness
Poison Control Center
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