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Animalkind, Inc.
P. O. Box 902, Hudson, New York 12534

Action Alerts

Katrina Volunteer Update

18 September 2005

IN THIS ALERT:

1.) General Information
2.) Help in Hattiesburg Now
3.) Independent Volunteer Effort
4.) Help Needed in Waveland, Mississippi
5.) Lamar-Dixon Expo Center
6.) Volunteers Wanted at LSU Center
7.) St. John Parish Animal Shelter
8.) Animal Staging Area in New Orleans
9.) Winn-Dixie Staging Area in New Orleans
10.) Staging Area in Dothan, Alabama
11.) PERSONAL SUPPLIES LIST

PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING TO info@kinshipcircle.org :

Your full name
Name of organization (if applicable)
Full street address
Cell phone, land phone
Email
Brief description of what you can provide

FRIENDS, IT¹S ALL ABOUT RESCUE IN THESE FINAL DAYS.

Due to the volume of inquiries, please:

-Always type ³KATRINA VOLUNTEER² in the subject line of emails.

-Read alerts carefully and contact people listed under a specific effort.

-Accept our apology for delayed responses.

-Before traveling, print out Kinship Circle¹s most recent alert so phone numbers and driving directions are with you.

-Our primary focus is RESCUE/SUPPLIES RIGHT NOW.

WE CANNOT ANSWER REQUESTS ABOUT WHERE TO DONATE MONEY.

WE CANNOT ANSWER SPECIFIC FOSTER/ADOPT REQUESTS.

-Owner-surrendered animals at shelters are most in need - not displaced Katrina animals. We will provide more information for foster/adopt in the future.

Thanks,

Brenda Shoss
314-863-9445; 314-795-2646

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1.) GENERAL INFORMATION

LOGISTICS & SELF-CARE: Be willing to move around.

Bring a tent or vehicle you are prepared to sleep in. Travel self-sufficient. Carry a cell phone to network with others in the area. SEE TIPS PERSONAL

SUPPLIES LIST AT END OF ALERT.

SUPPLIES: Needs change DAILY. If you are bringing supplies with you, one option is is to utilize our centralized drop/distribution point in Mobile, Alabama. Supplies will move in and out of this site, with items sent where they are needed.

CONTACT:

Sarah-Jayne Brown
954 712-9900
oceanpromotion@msn.com

Julia Fischer
home: 251-645-8605
cell: 251-455-9377

CALL BEFOREHAND TO TELL:

-DAY/TIME YOU'LL ARRIVE.

-WHAT YOU'RE BRINGING.

-SOMEONE WILL NEED TO MEET YOU AT THE STORAGE SITE.

Alternate Storage
5809 Larue Steiner Road
Theodore, Al 36582

(In Mobile off of I-10)
West off 65 onto I-10 take exit 15A.
Circle under interstate and stay on this road (Hwy 90).
Turn right at second stop light and this is Larue Steiner Road.
Travel about 3 miles down this road and it will be on this street.
52, 54, 55 are the units we have at this moment.

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2.) HELP IN HATTIESBURG NOW

CONTACT:

Sarah-Jayne Brown
954 -12-9900, oceanpromotion@msn.com 

LOCATION:

The Forest Multicultural Center
952 Forest Boulevard
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Volunteers may show up at the center.

Say you are part of the Gaultier Group with Carol Childs.

The powers that be may say that they have moved.

Just ask where they are.

Carol Childs is with the National Humane Society.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS/SITUATION:

1000 DOGS HARBORED IN HATTIESBURG MULTICULTURAL CENTER. ONLY 6-7 DOG-WALKING VOLUNTEERS. Urgently needed: People to walk dogs, water and feed. They are 112 cots for volunteers to sleep in. Towels are needed.

DIRECTIONS:

I-10 to I49 just before Hattiesburg, see Forest Multicultural Center.

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3.) INDEPENDENT VOLUNTEER EFFORT

(formerly Pearlington, Mississippi Effort)

CONTACT:

Cris Stevens/Terri Kelley: 219-608-4112,
219-326-8887

Sarah Stevens: 219-608-1735, sarah@mixedupmutts.org 

Regina/Sal: 561-347-8121

LOCATION:

Lansas Kennels
C/O Kendra - Sam
23015 Kilgore Street
Mandeville, LA 70471

With the mission in Pearlington stabilized, rescue groups, transporters and volunteers may continue to meet at address above to coordinate ongoing relief for animals in MS and LA areas.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS/SITUATION:

A.) RESCUE/RECONNAISSANCE

Meet at the Mandeville site to scout/establish aid for animals in other Miss. towns and in Louisiana.

PLEASE WEAR A DARK BLUE T-SHIRT to appear as a unified recon/rescue unit as you travel into other areas.

Volunteer organizers will be wearing RED CAPS OR VISORS.

B.) PLAQUEMINE ANIMAL SHELTER RESCUE

URGENT NEED: People who can arrive in Mandeville by 9/19 and are able to stay for a minimum of one week.

Organization is underway for Lansas Kennels in Mandeville, Louisiana to serve as a base of operations where independent volunteers can convene.

Kinship Circle gained authorization from Colonel Wommack, Major Kim Liley and Colonel Dick Almeter (New Mexico National Guard) for volunteer units to enter Plaquemines Parish. Under the auspices of Dr. Habert, the parish veterinarian established at the Belle Chase Animal Shelter, volunteers will work with coordinators Cris and Terri.

3 teams of 4-5 volunteers will enter Plaquemines Parish daily to rescue animals.

A separate team of baiters will also go.

Dr. Habert is working with citizens to feed/water cats, dogs, horses, cows, etc.

Volunteers MUST understand Dr. Habert is ultimately in charge.

NO ANIMALS MAY LEAVE PLAQUEMINES PARISH.

All animals are treated. Dr. Habert¹s crew wants to reunite them with guardians.

***Up to 4 inches of oil covers the ground in some places.***

MANDATORY: Wear well-treaded, high boots.

NEEDED: A portable x-ray machine

C.) WORK WITH RESCUED DOGS IN MANDEVILLE

Plenty to be done at the Mandeville shelter itself in terms of caring for animals already there.

Kendra Williams of Mandeville, LA has worked tirelessly with Sam Baily of Ponchartrain Humane Society in Pearlington Mississippi. Kendra's kennel, 60 miles East, is serving as a holding facility. A dawn to dusk curfew is enforced in Pearlington.

SUPPLY NEEDS (9/17/05):

-Portable x-ray machine

-Check with Cris/Terri (219-608-4112) about supplies‹needs fluctuate daily.

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4.) HELP NEEDED IN WAVELAND, MISSISSIPPI

VOLUNTEER NEEDS/SITUATION:

HSUS has an animal rescue unit established in Waveland.

Volunteers are needed.

Bring any documentation you have, i.e., your animal organization's nonprofit status; DART or any other animal disaster relief training; veterinarian/vet tech or animal control credentials; animal rescue/shelter experience, etc.

ROUGH DIRECTIONS (Bring a map!):

Take Route 90 to Route 603.
Follow signs along Route 603 to Waveland; you will see the town.
Continue through several stop lights.
You'll see a blue tarp with a sign, on your left, that reads: "Animal Shelter." Turn left at sign.
Follow road until it ends. Turn left.
Follow signs to Animal Shelter.

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5.) LAMAR-DIXON EXPO CENTER

9039 St. Landry Road
Gonzales, LA 70737
*This location is vehicle accessible.

DIRECTIONS:

FROM THE WEST

Take I-10 East to Exit 177
At bottom of ramp take a right
Go through traffic light and take second left into the Lamar Dixon Equestrian Center
Ask for the volunteer registration area

FROM THE EAST

Take I-10 West to Exit 177
At bottom of ramp take a left
Go through traffic light and take second left into the Lamar Dixon Equestrian Center
Ask for the volunteer registration area

VOLUNTEER NEEDS/SITUATION:

From Pasado Rescuers: Volunteers desperately needed at Lamar-Dixon Center in Gonzales, LA where rescued animals from around state are taken. The Center is in a state of utter chaos. There are so many animals and not enough people to help. The animals are not being cared for properly. Pasado Rescuers have slept in their cars for nights now--just so they are there for as many hours as they can be. PLEASE go to help!!!!

Pasados Safe Haven, New Orleans rescue updates:

http://www.pasadosafehaven.org/NEWS/NEWS.htm 

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6.) VOLUNTEERS WANTED AT LSU CENTER

CONTACT:

Sharon Ricciardo, volunteer coordinator
EMAIL SHARON, lsupetvol@gmail.com :

Complete name
Contact information
Skills
Availability
Put "volunteer" in subject line

LOCATION:

Hurricane Katrina Emergency Animal Shelter
LSU AgCenter's John M. Parker Coliseum School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University
Skip Bertman Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 7080

VOLUNTEER NEEDS/SITUATION:

Sharon Ricciardo, volunteer coordinator at the LSU, is looking for volunteers to walk dogs, care, feed, work the reception desk, check-in, etc.

The facility is starting shift work from now till mid-October. Volunteers need to be self sufficient (have their own food/housing/transportation), adults, and preferably experienced with animals.

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7.) ST. JOHN PARISH ANIMAL SHELTER

MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Sharon Gorski 586-727-9815, possecop@msn.com 

LOCATION/CONTACT:

124 Water Plant Rd
LaPlace, LA 70068
Linda Allen, Shelter Director: no email/cell phone available shelter phone: 985-651-7387 alternate contact/rescue volunteer Dina Becnel: 985-210-9422

VOLUNTEER NEEDS/SITUATION:

45 dogs/22 cats in this rural shelter with maximum capacity for 15 dogs/19 cats. More animals on the way. No mail or FedEx service. No veterinarians

Medications cannot be shipped, must be transported in with volunteers.

SUPPLY NEEDS (9/15/05):

-Digital camera

-Building materials (current "shelter" is a slab with a tin building over it, like an old barn. Old trailer serves as office. Lost both storage sheds. Need replacement.)

-50 each: plastic crates, kennel leads, shampoo, and food (canned for puppies/dry for adults)

-100 vaccines / Must have animal vaccination (7-way), Bordetella, antibiotic.

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8.) ANIMAL STAGING AREA IN NEW ORLEANS

LOCATION:

James N. Singleton Charter Middle School
1924 Philip Street; New Orleans
*Near the intersection of Philip St. and Daneel St.

For directions, call Ronnye Randall, Collier County Humane Society: 239-298-6243

VOLUNTEER NEEDS/SITUATION:

Need for supplies and volunteers. Phone communication is hit and miss. Lilla Whitehead, in Baton Rouge, has communicated with this staging area and stays supplies below were requested today. More needs will arise in future.

*Write "Animal Rescue" on your car windows and wear animal rescue related shirts, if possible.

SUPPLY NEEDS (9/13/05):

Canopy tents with sides, Towels, Water, Hand sanitizer, Disposable bowls, Generators with fuel

VETERINARY SUPPLY NEEDS (9/13/05):

*If you have connections with any vets willing to donate medical supplies, below is a list of immediate needs. Please let Lilla Whitehead know if you can get a donation. Have it overnighted to her, if possible.

-Albon (or SMZ)

-3 cc syringes

-1 cc syringes

-Heparin

-waterproof tape

-Endosorb (or Kaopectate)

-Eccofoam (prescription flea and tick treatment)

DELIVER OR SHIP SUPPLIES TO:

*OVERNIGHT SHIP VETERINARY SUPPLIES

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9.) WINN-DIXIE STAGING AREA IN NEW ORLEANS

CONTACT:

Sharon Gorski
586-727-9815, possecop@msn.com 

LOCATION:

4600 Chef Menteur Hwy staging area at N. Louisa Street

VOLUNTEER NEEDS/SITUATION:

From rescuer on front lines: You CAN get in along a protected, non-flooded route to the new staging area at Winn-Dixie (directions below). Volunteers needed NOW. Many dry areas, but bring rubber boots.

NEED RESCUE GROUPS to get dogs off porches, etc.

SUPPLY NEEDS (9/13/05):

Crates, Boats (inflatables needed to hold full crates on the water), Trucks, SUVs, Sticks with loops to get reluctant dogs

DIRECTIONS TO WINN-DIXIE STAGING AREA:

Take I-12 E (from Hammond) towards N.O. and I-10.

Around Covington, LA, take US Hwy 190 South, which takes you to N. Causeway Blvd. and the bridge over Lake Ponchatrain into N.O.. Be sure to stay on Causeway Blvd. to go over bridge! You will be in Metarie once over the bridge.

Stay on S. Causeway Blvd. all the way to Jefferson Hwy, 90 E. (You'll cross over Veterans Blvd.)

Stay on Jeff Highway east to N.O.. until it turns into S. Claiborne Ave.

Take a right on Monticello Ave, which turns into (dead ends) at Oak St. Go left on Oak.

Bear right on Leake Ave. (You will be paralleling the Mississippi river)

Stay on Leake for 10 or so blocks and then take a left onto St. Charles Ave.

Continue past Tulane on your left, Audubon Park on your right. Cross over Napoleon and Louisiana Aves. Stay on St. Charles until you dead end.

Follow signs to reach I-10 E. (i.e. go left at the end of St. Charles)

Take I-10 E to Louisa St. N (the 2nd exit). Go left on Louisa.

Go through several red lights to Chef Menteur Hwy and go right.

Immediately see Winn-Dixie on right in the first block.

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10.) STAGING AREA IN DOTHAN, ALABAMA

CONTACT:

Maria Church, Director of Staging Area Operations
home: 334-793-3943; cell: 334-685-0522
staging area: 334-615-4620
mamaloveslabs@netzero.com 

Rescue coalition formed by SAVE-A-PET, at the Dothan Animal Shelter, the Wiregrass Humane Society, and the Southeast Alabama Kennel Club

NOTE: Coalition supported and funded in part by the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs and the American Kennel Club

VOLUNTEER NEEDS/SITUATION:

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR: Pet Care, Veterinary Care, Grooming, Transportation, Clerical, Laundry, Warehousing, and Volunteer Support, Foster Homes, and Donations.

SUPPLY NEEDS (9/17/05):

Tents, Cat/Dog Food, Generators, Cat/Dog Treats, Heavy Duty Extension Cords, Cat/Dog Toys, Temporary Lighting, Kitty Litter, Wading Pools, Large Garbage Cans & Liners, Crates (all sizes), Adjustable Dog Collars, Heavy Duty Hoses with Nozzles, Filing Cabinet, Leashes, Office Supplies, Foldup Tables & Chairs, Hand Sanitizer, Laptop, Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, Water Gallon Containers, Spray Bottles, Laundry Soap, Paper Towels, Bleach Towels, Toilet Paper

Gift Cards to Jeffers Pet, PETsMART, Wal-Mart, Office Max, Office Depot, Gasoline & Telephone Cards Monetary Donations:

SAVE-A-PET
P.O. Box 9323
Dothan, Alabama 36304

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11.) PERSONAL SUPPLIES LIST

1.) Bring any documentation you have, i.e., your animal organization's nonprofit status; DART or any other animal disaster relief training; veterinarian/vet tech or animal control; animal rescue/shelter experience credentials; animal transport, etc.

2.) Have a magnetic signs printed at Kinkos or another copy store for both sides of your vehicle. Suggestions for text on sign:

ANIMAL RESCUE
ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF

Use bold, dark lettering and display from your vehicle at all times.

WHAT TO BRING: current Hepatitis vaccinations current Tetanus shot pepper spray hand sanitizer insect repellent sunscreen first aid kits thick "bite-proof" work gloves sturdy, waterproof (rubber) work boots/shoes change of shoes hip-waders (if possible) long sleeve shirts (for coverage, but lightweight) long pants (for coverage, but lightweight) extra socks belt (to hang gears/supplies from) mouth coverings (surgical masks, bandannas) eye protection (sunglasses) flashlights D batteries containers full of gasoline cash waterproof walkie talkies toilet paper pillow and blanket water, Gateraid other personal-care items

SHELTER: Bring a tent or trailer/RV type vehicle to live in. air mattress or cot

Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle
314-863-9445
314-795-2646

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We are grateful for your support!


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Animalkind Inc.is a not-for-profit welfare, protection, rescue, rights organization dedicated to the  compassionate care and humane population control of abandoned, feral and stray cats in Hudson, New York (Columbia County) and the surrounding area.  We promote non-lethal  prevention of an unwanted litter or litters of kittens through trap, spay, neuter, release (return), (tnr, TNR).  An altered cat or kitten is released into a managed colony. Felines living in such colonies are assured kind daily care.  Adoption to  homes providing love and care for cats and kittens is encouraged.   We also provide low or no cost spaying and neutering assistance to low income pet owners and help increase public awareness and education through the media, special events, and publications to promote compassion, respect, and kindness towards all animals.


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