Do your part to help save the animals of New Orleans
I am posting this which was sent to me, many of us need to write or call
Hundreds of Animals Dying While Groups Await Permission to Administer
Urgently Needed Aid
Project Hope, a project of the international animal protection
organization, In Defense of Animals (IDA), is calling on state officials
to allow animal protection groups permission to enter disaster stricken
areas of Mississippi. The group, which has set up a rescue and recovery
effort at the County Fairgrounds in Jackson along with Mississippi
Emergency Response for Animals (MEPA) and the Disaster Animal Response
Team (DART) to help animals affected by Hurricane Katrina, is prepared to
venture into areas affected by the storm and deliver medical assistance
and supplies, yet is being halted by the Emergency Operations Center
"We understand we could be facing dangerous situations and that
precautions need to be taken. We appreciate measures being taken to
ensure our safety," says Project Hope Director, Doll Stanley. "But we
are sitting here in a parking lot with a truckload of supplies waiting
for permission to utilize our resources while animals are dying for
lack of food and water."
The Project Hope team secured a generous donation of supplies for the
rescue operation from PETsMART charities including food, carriers and
crates to house animals at the rescue center, as well as to transport
animals to shelters and foster homes. While the group awaits permission
to use the highway to help animals in need, news media outlets are
reporting distraught evacuees being forced to leave their beloved animal
companions behind and some even having animals euthanized for fear of
their welfare once turned over to authorities.
Please contact the following state officials and politely urge them to
allow IDA and other animal protection organizations into stricken areas
and administer their much-needed assistance. Be sure to thank them for
taking necessary precautions, but let them know that it is time to allow
rescue workers who are willing to risk their safety do what they came
Congressman Chip Pickering
110-D Airport Rd
Pearl, MS 39208
Tel.: (601) 932-2410
Online comment form: http://www.house.gov/pickering/Form.htm
James Watson, D.V.M., Director
Mississippi State Board of Animal Health
P.O. Box 3889
Jackson, MS 39207
Tel.: (601) 359-1160
Fax: (601) 359-1177
Governor Haley Barbour
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, MS 39205
Tel.: (601) 359-3150
Fax: (601) 359-3741
IDA has established a Hurricane Katrina Animal Relief Fund to finance
transportation, food for animals and volunteers, and to repair the damage
done by the storm at the Project Hope sanctuary. Any funds exceeding the
Project Hope team's expenses will be donated directly to the Louisiana
SPCA in New Orleans, which has been hit hard by the storm. IDA is
accepting donations to support its relief efforts on its web site or by
mail. Send checks to:
Hurricane Relief, c/o In Defense of Animals, 131 Camino Alto,
Mill Valley, CA 94941.
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 11:50:39 -0400
From: Harry <harry@KWFLATBED.COM>
Subject: HELP SAVE THE NEW ORLEANS ANIMALS
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Subject: HELP SAVE THE NEW ORLEANS ANIMALS
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 20:35:13 -0700 (PDT)
PETS AND ANIMALS IN DISTRESS -SEPT 3, 2005 URGENT SAVE THE ANIMALS
IN NEW ORLEANS
ATTENTION SHELTERS, RESCUE GROUPS AND VOLUNTEERS
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO CONTACT THE MEDIA TO HELP SAVE THE ANIMALS THAT HAVE
BEEN LEFT BEHIND IN HOMES, APTS CONDOS IN NEW ORLEANS THAT THE CITY /
STATE OFFICALS WILL NOT ALLOW ANY RESCUE GROUPS TO COME IN AND RESCUE
THEM. WE HAVE A GROWING LIST OF ANIMALS THAT WERE LEFT INSIDE HOMES,
APTS, AND CONDOS FROM EVACUEE'S THAT LEFT NEW ORLEANS BEFORE HURRICANE
KATRINA HIT THAT NEED TO BE RESCUED AND SAVED NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
WE ARE RECEIVING E-MAILS AND PHONE CALLS FROM DISTRESSED PEOPLE THAT ARE
FRANTIC AND NEED HELP TO SAVE THERE PETS.
THE CITY/ STATE OFFICALS ARE NOT ALLOWING ANY ANIMAL RESCUE GROUPS TO
COME IN TO SAVE THESE ANIMALS, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. PLEASE SEND OUT
E-MAILS TO ALL TV STATIONS (CNN, FOX, CNBC, CBS NBC, ABC), ALL NATIONAL
NEWSPAPERS AND RADIO STATIONS INCLUDING SATELITE RADIO TO GET THIS 911
URGENT PLEA OUT.
CALL AND CONTACT STATE REPRESENTATIVES, CITY OFFICALS AND THE GOVERNOR OF
LOUISIANA TO DEMAND TO LET ANIMAL RESCUE GROUPS TO COME IN AND RESCUE AND
SAVE THE ANIMALS. IT IS IMPARITIVE NOT TO LET THESE ANIMALS DIE THIS
WAY. MANY ANIMALS STILL CAN BE SAVED BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE IF THEY WILL
ALLOW RESCUE GROUPS TO START COMING IN NOW. WE DO NOT HAVE MUCH TIME.
THERE ARE MANY ANIMALS WITH NO FOOD OR WATER DYING A SLOW DEATH THAT
ARE INSIDE IN SWELTERING HEAT THAT IS RISING EVERYDAY THAT ARE NOW
PLEASE CROSSPOST AND PASS THIS URGENT SAVE THE NEW ORLEANS ANIAMSL ON TO
THE MEDIA AND STATE OFFICIALS. ALL ORGANIZATIONS, SHELTERS AND RESCUE
GROUPS NEED TO UNITE TO BE A VOICE FOR THE ANIMALS WHO CANNOT SPEAK.
WE NEED TO HELP SAVE THE ANIMALS IN NEW ORLEANS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
PLEASE HELP TO GET THIS URGENT MESSAGE OUT NOW.