Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Katrina Animals Pets ~ September 14, 2005

The Katrina Animal Rescue Resources webpage remains current. Posts for Katrina Animals Pets News from September 13 to August 28, 2005 are below today's post.

Note: The Katrina Animals Pets posts on this blog are mainly focused on larger or national animal rescue group efforts along with the local animal groups in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas. There are many local efforts of animal groups across the nation. Check your local newspapers and media outlets or ask your local animal groups.

As before, I direct you to:
Katrina National Animal Rescue Groups - Katrina Animal Action Daily Updates: [such as they are!!!]

Noah’s Wish
Best Friends

See also Animal Rescue Resources on Katrina Help Wiki
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Katrina Animals Pets Issues

Added to HSUS Disaster Response webpage September 13/14, 2005:
FAQs on HSUS Disaster Response in Louisiana and Mississippi
Are Animals Being Euthanized?
There are erroneous rumors spreading that animals in Louisiana are being euthanized en masse by The Humane Society of the United States. This is absolutely false. There is no mass euthanasia occurring, and only animals suffering from severe medical issues will be euthanized.
Currently, the disposition of the animals—as well as the ability of veterinarians to practice on site—is determined solely at the discretion of the Louisiana state veterinarian. Similarly, animals who require euthanasia in Mississippi or any temporary animal shelter/holding facility in the Gulf Coast disaster area will only be euthanized after a veterinarian has determined that it is the best course of action for that animal.
Unfortunately, misinformation and deliberate falsehoods are being posted by misguided individuals on certain websites. If you want to help animals get the attention they desperately need, please do not forward rumor emails to The HSUS. Receiving, reading, and responding to rumors are a poor use of our human resources both at our headquarters office and in the field where we are focused solely on saving animals’ lives.

Cleanup, Rescues Continue in New Orleans
Voice of America
... in New Orleans continue to find survivors of Hurricane Katrina, which swept the ... Tracy Sidebottom says many people refused to leave without their pet animals. ...

Stranded equines being helped
Hundreds of Gulf Coast horses left traumatized and homeless by Hurricane Katrina are receiving an ... The animals are now at various shelters in their home states. ...

People and animals need helping hand
Norwich Bulletin, CT
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the people of the United States have been called upon to help thousands of people and animals in the stricken regions. ...

Humane evacuation
Evansville Courier & Press (subscription), IN
... a Louisiana animal welfare group right after Katrina struck: "During a time of disaster, such as the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, animals and pets ...

Pet rescues, reunions and regrets
... More than two weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, at least one happy ending has emerged from the ... “We’re holding all the animals for 30 ...

8 missing dolphins found alive near Gulfport
Birmingham News, AL
... "These animals found us, they came back after Katrina ... ... As Katrina approached more than two weeks ago, Oceanarium staff scrambled to move the animals. ...

Shameful policy caused many pets' deaths
Newsday, NY
... Two weeks after Hurricane Katrina, many of us have seen distressing coverage of animals discarded on rooftops or at stations where people boarded buses for Red ...

A Cat Fight Over Pets' Peril After Katrina
Los Angeles Times, CA
... descedent [sic] people like you, maybe Mexican, do not like animals and mistreat ... heartless disregard for the most helpless of the victims of Katrina, our furry ...

Disaster preparedness for pets
... Officials estimate that as many as 10,000 animals may need assistance in the areas devastated by Katrina. They add that the demand ...

Pets in Peril
Hurricane Katrina killed hundreds and destroyed billions of dollars in property. For many victims, their animals are all they have left.

PetsTV emailed every U.S. Senator and Representative about the dire situation of the animal victims of Katrina. We received only one thoughtful reply, from Senator Joseph Lieberman. It is as follows: