Posted by: kcdisasteraid | July 11, 2010

WE’VE MOVED BACK HOME!

We moved back home!

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Posted by: kcdisasteraid | May 15, 2010

Personal plea from Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle

5/9/10 – KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Earthquakes. Oil Spills. Floods. Too much to process. Our senses get dulled.

But I am so upset about a phone call I received that I am writing to you personally. Traci Dawson, our Team 3 leader in Chile, reports that an evacuee camp in Talquahano wants to kill all its companion animals. People who lost everything in Chile’s 8.8 earthquake and tsunami can’t even feed themselves. They don’t want to watch their animals starve to death.

Kinship Circle and SACH (Animal Relief Chile) responded immediately with food and veterinary first aid. We met with the tent camp’s “Mayor.” The animals here are hungry, many injured, some sick.


LT PHOTO: We rescue litters burrowed inside wreckage, almost daily. RT: This kitten has a broken femur bone that went untreated since the earthquake.

There are 30 tent camps along Chile’s ravaged coast. People and animals occupy row after row of tents. We fear a similar mentality will invade all the camps. Though we travel north and south of Concepcion, we routinely run out of sutures, latex gloves… One of our veterinarians in Chile now, Dr. Dan Meakin, even performed surgery on a dog in an open field. At times we can’t afford the van rental to ferry our team, vet supplies and food.


LT PHOTO: Kinship Circle’s Dan Meakin, DVM, and a Chilean vet perform surgery on a dog at a clinic in an empty building. RT: This rescued kitten and puppy are so happy to eat, they have no problem sharing the bowl!

We promise the camp in Talquahano we will return. We won’t let despair propel them to shoot their own animals. But the situation distresses me deeply. It speaks volumes about Chile’s quake/tsunami victims…and how the world seems to have forgotten them. People assume they can recover on their own. They’re wrong, especially when it comes to animals.

Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle, 5/9/10

We need funding to treat animals and distribute food.
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation



–   Chile has no animal shelters. No animal disaster plan.
–   Evacuees in tent camps need aid for their animals now.
–   We can’t send in our Team 4 without more funding.


LT PHOTO: Tubul, born just days within the quake, will stay in splints for a month or more to correct his leg deformities. RT: Kinship Circle’s Courtney Chandel (Team 2) cradles a quake survivor at an evacuee tent camp.
TUBUL’S STORY: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-mar-april-notes.html#april26


PLEASE HELP US BUY VET SUPPLIES AND MORE, IN CHILE
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation


Photos (c) Kinship Circle, Chile 2010

**  CHILE PHOTO LOG: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-april-photolog.html
**  FIELD NOTES: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-mar-april-notes.html
**  CHILE HOME: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile

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We Are Monitoring Animal Response In Other Disasters:

1. GULF OIL SPILL:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/gulfspill/2010-05-05.html

2. TENNESSEE FLOOD:
Kinship Circle has learned that DSHR Red Cross Volunteers have been activated for two weeks, to setup and run human shelters in the path of Tennessee floods. The animal situation is currently under evaluation. If called upon to deploy volunteers, we will notify Kinship Circle’s disaster aid volunteer network.

ACTION CAMPAIGNS * EDUCATION * ANIMAL DISASTER AID
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* Action campaigns on animal cruelty issues worldwide
* Animal rescue coordination/news in disasters

Posted by: kcdisasteraid | May 5, 2010

He came into this world on a crash and a wave…

5/3/10 – KINSHIP CIRCLE

He came into this world on a crash and a wave…

The floppy-eared puppy was born just days before an 8.8 earthquake and tsunami swept over Chile’s coastal towns. We don’t know how he escaped waters that made 5 to 6 feet rings around buildings. We don’t know where he hid as structures collapsed. We do know the pup dubbed Francisco de Tubul did it alone. Somehow this tiny dog — crippled, starving — stayed alive…

TUBUL’S STORY: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-mar-april-notes.html

Please help. We need funds to buy vet supplies in Chile…
Your support gives animals like Tubul a second change.

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

**  CHILE PHOTO LOG: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-april-photolog.html
**  FIELD NOTES: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile/2010-mar-april-notes.html
••  CHILE HOME: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile

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A Plea From Chile: Quake And Tsunami Leave Animals Sick, Injured, Afraid…


A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION CAN BE MADE AT EITHER LINK:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation/

Thank you very much for caring about animals in Chile’s earthquake and tsunamis. Your will bring us closer to fulfilling a three-part mission:

1) FIELD RESCUE + FIRST AID: We’re in Chile right now, alongside Chilean veterinarians and Socorro Animal Chile (SACH) in the coastal towns of: Villa Futura, Santa Clara Talchuano, Calita Los Morros, Calita il Fiernillo… Our team saw 500 roaming animals in one area alone and has cleaned animals near a quake-caused spill… Each day uncovers new animals in need and we’re concerned about reaching them — to treat wounds, infection, parasites, insect infestation, worms, broken bones, etc. — in the shadow of a government discussed cull of 700,000 animals… We need ongoing financial aid for everything from latex gloves and vaccines to van transport/gas and vet clinic fees for the seriously injured or sick.

2) MASS VACCINATION & TAGGING: We hope to vaccinate disaster-affected animals and strays and identify those protected from disease with brightly colored collars or other means — to let officials recognize which animals are immune and pose no threat to human health and safety.

3) TEMPORARY CLINIC/SHELTER: Ultimately, a centrally located temp clinic/shelter is needed, as there is currently nowhere to get animals off the streets. SACH Chilean vets hope to develop a military tent style one-year clinic/shelter for housing, healing, vaccines, and spay/neuter. Kinship Circle has written a plan for this emergency shelter and priced items required to maintain it. We would need over $700,000 for a site equipped with adequate surgical, diagnostic and treatment supplies, animal containment and care…and a project manager to oversee volunteer staff.

Your support for the Animal Relief Chile project is deeply appreciated. It is how we can get the dazed puppy from the middle of an intersection to a vet clinic. It is how we can feed the hungry, decontaminate the oil-covered…and give as many animals as possible a second chance.

Please help us spread the word…
A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION CAN BE MADE AT EITHER LINK:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation/

With heartfelt gratitude,
Brenda Shoss, President, Kinship Circle

Kinship Circle Board of Directors:
Kate Danaher, Social Media Director
Bonnie Morrison, Disaster Volunteer Management Director
Sandi Corrado, Disaster Team Director
Nora Constance Marino, Esq., Kinship Circle Counsel
Terri Kelley, Investigative Research, Disaster Aid Coordinator
E.H., Investigative Research
Adrienne DeArmas, Director
Grady Ballard, Director

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Posted by: kcdisasteraid | April 6, 2010

AT CHILE’S GROUND ZERO, WE SEE ANIMALS EVERYWHERE.

4/4/10: http://www.KinshipCircle.org/chile
500 animals in one area alone. An oil-drenched kitten. A dazed puppy in an intersection… At Chile’s ground zero, we see animals everywhere.

LT: A Chilean veterinarian, on mission with Kinship Circle’s team, holds a cat missing her paw. RT: Kinship Circle’s Traci Dawson, Byron Wilkes and Maureen Valentine head out to coastal areas hardest hit by an earthquake, aftershocks and tsunamis. Photos (c) Kinship Circle, Chile 2010

Kinship Circle works alongside Chilean veterinarians to save them — but can’t get animals off the streets without your help. Worse, Chile’s government has discussed a cull of 700,000 animals in hard hit communities.

As we travel the coast, Kinship Circle IC Traci Dawson likens it to Chile’s “Upper Ninth Ward,” in reference to a Katrina ravaged community in New Orleans. Pre-quake strays with mange, malnutrition, infection…blend with animals displaced by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunamis.

Still, that puppy in the middle of the road? She is safe and will be adopted. The animals near the oil spill? They are fed and clean.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT:
•   To send teams over several months, including airfare, van rental, field rescue gear, etc.
•   To position our project manager on site and maintain daily communications.
•   To (funds permitting) develop a temp clinic/shelter for injured, sick and homeless.

A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION CAN BE MADE AT EITHER LINK:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation/

KINSHIP CIRCLE CHILE PHOTO DIARY:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49004747@N02/


A cat is treated at a vet clinic. Eye infections are common, some due to prolonged saltwater exposure following an earthquake prompted tsunami. Photos (c) Kinship Circle, Chile 2010

4/2/10: Villa Futura, north of Concepcion, Chile
OVERVIEW: Kinship Circle team members Traci Dawson, June Towler, Shawndra Michell, Maureen Valentine and Byron Wilkes work in a temp vet clinic, with three Chilean veterinarians, student vets, and six volunteers from a SACH (Socorro Animal Chile / Animal Relief Chile) member group, Animal Dignity. Outside the clinic, a line of people and animals stretch down the sidewalk…

ACTIVITIES: The turnout is staggering. There are virtually no neutered dogs… Vets examine animals, checking eyes, teeth, ears, glands, neck region, flea infestation, spines, organs, heart, etc. Skin disorders are prevalent, as are wounds and bites.

ISSUES: The clinic runs out of pest spray, latex gloves and paper towels. Though Kinship donates latex gloves, there still aren’t enough.

STATS: Today the clinic sees over 200 animals.

KC’s Byron Wilkes brings food to one of many dogs roaming in ruined Chilean towns. Animals are examined at makeshift vet clinics. Skin disorders are prevalent, as are wounds and bites. Photos (c) Kinship Circle, Chile 2010

4/1/10: Santa Clara Talchuano / 9:00 am
OVERVIEW: An earthquake and tsunami crashed into this “fishing town” near ground zero. Torn nets and debris cover beaches and streets. Numerous dogs rove amid rubble. Homes are rimmed with waterlines about 5 feet high. Buildings have Katrina-like mold, mud, water damage and collapsed walls.

ACTIVITIES: We spot a nursing dog. Fishermen lead us to the vicinity of her den. We search for her pups to evaluate their condition, but mom has tunneled so deep underground that we are unable to safely reach them.

Some evacuated locals left animals behind. An extremely large stray population wander streets and deserted buildings. All seem friendly, if skittish. We don’t encounter any aggressives.

ISSUES: Mange, wounds, starvation, lack of water. Food is distributed in measured amounts because many sell food rather than feed animals.

SIGHTING STATS: Roughly 100-150 dogs and unnumbered cats.

Please make a contribution for Chile’s animal quake victims:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/chile
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation/

4/1/10: Calita Los Morros / 2:30 pm
OVERVIEW: Military tents and small shacks of wood and pallets serve as evacuee camps here. Many are with animals, but not all. Some conflict erupts between neighbors with and without animals…

ACTIVITIES: The team provides food and medical care to animals in the camp. Two cats with severe upper respiratory disease are treated on site.

During street rounds, we visit a family with multiple dogs — including a mom with a large litter and several cats. All animals are checked, treated and left with food. KC revisits a resident who told SACH she’d leave with her dogs. As suspected, she did not take them. The abandoned dogs are fed and we’ll attempt to find a home for them…

ISSUES: Mange, injuries, wounds, starvation, TVT, distemper. TVT, a canine venereal virus prevalent here, is transmitted via contact (sexual, touch/rub open wounds, nasal). Dogs get large red “cauliflower” tumors…

SIGHTING STATS: Approximately 200 dogs/cats.

Large animal populations roam streets and deserted buildings in earthquake stricken parts of Chile. Photos (c) Kinship Circle, Chile 2010

4/1/10: Calita il Fiernillo, Quake causes oil spills / 5:00 pm
OVERVIEW: The earthquake caused an oil spill at a refinery along this town’s shore. Dogs and cats wadethrough black-water puddles. One cat is found atop a roof drenched in oil… Animals are decontaminated, but with no temp shelter, we can only release them.

In a an area swarming with strays, we capture and treat a very skittish dog whose staked out his “spot” on a slab of cardboard. Down the road, we find an 8-week-old puppy dazed and ragged in the middle of an intersection. SACH takes the puppy to a clinic, where she’ll remain till healthy enough to adopt out. Kinship Circle team members contribute money toward the pup’s clinic fees, as SACH reveals they are now completely out of money.

SIGHTING STATS: Over the course of the day, we see an estimated 500 dogs. The stray population has ballooned with animals displaced by this disaster.

Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid is a nonprofit that mobilizes volunteers and resources for animal victims through its network of trained responders in the U.S. and Canada. http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

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Posted by: kcdisasteraid | March 30, 2010

Kinship Circle’s team is en route to Chile

3/29/10 – KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID

Kinship Circle’s team is en route to Chile.  Why Chile? The answer lies in their eyes…


WHY CHILE?
Animals have no borders, so when Chileans asked Kinship Circle to send teams to help displaced animals, we got to work. We are now in Chile for rescue, first aid and the eventual construction of a temp tent clinic/shelter to house homeless animals, treat injuries, vaccinate, and spay/neuter.

WHY CHILE?
A stretch of coastal towns, about 500-600 miles from Santiago, Chile are ruined from an 8.8 earthquake, aftershocks, and two tsunamis. Still, cries of animals are heard from the rubble. Many are sick from drinking saltwater… It will take 4 to 5 days for a SACH/Kinship Circle convoy to log animal numbers, leave food/water and treat any injured or sick animals.

I wonder how we will find the money to finance all that needs to be done for thousands… Will people care enough about animals in Chile to contribute?

WHY CHILE?
Anyone who looks into their eyes would see the same sadness and confusion that I see. That look, a mix of hunger and hopelessness, was Katrina’s hallmark. For some rescuers, it is a look that can never be erased.

How do you turn away from a plea for help? From tears…and stories of animals left behind? YOU DON’T. Brenda Shoss, president, Kinship Circle

*  DONATE TO CHILE RELIEF FUND NOW:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

*   DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130

WE NEED TO RAISE AT LEAST $500,000 TO…
Fund Kinship Circle teams for 3 to 6 months — including veterinarians, first responders, and a Chile project manager — to purchase and oversee:
*   Search and Rescue / Trapping
*   In-Field First Aid / Wound Transport / Food-Water Program
*   Assessment and Tracking of Animal Populations
*   1-Year Clinic/Shelter (for homeless and temporarily surrendered animals)
*   Extended Care (vaccines, spay/neuter, and adoption programs)
*   Veterinary surgical/diagnostic equipment
*   Veterinary medicines, vaccines, tools
*   Containment & care: kennels, cages, food, hygiene, bowls, leashes, collars, litter…
*   Temp clinic/shelter: military tents, fencing, electrical lighting, air/heat…
*   Field work: stretchers, carriers, gas, first aid, catch poles, trap cages…

http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

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CHILE UPDATE: Thousands await refuge from injury, hunger, thirst, fear.  Kinship Circle’s team arrives 3/30/10 to work in hard hit coast towns.

WE NEED TO RAISE AT LEAST $500,00 TO:
—  Finance our initial five-person team, in Chile to assess the emergency for animals. This deployment will help form our extended plan for the rescue/recovery of earthquake affected animals.

—  Fund Kinship Circle teams over 3 to 6 months — including veterinarians, vet techs, first responders, and a Chile project manager — to conduct:
*   Search and Rescue / Trapping
*   In-Field First Aid / Wound Transport
*   In-Field Sustenance (food/water program)
*   Assessment and Tracking of Animal Populations
*   1-Year Clinic/Shelter (for homeless and temporarily surrendered animals)
*   Extended Care (vaccines, spay/neuter, and adoption programs)

*  DONATE TO CHILE RELIEF FUND NOW:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

*   DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130

KINSHIP CIRCLE IS AUTHORIZED BY CHILI’S GOVERNMENT. DONATIONS HELP FUND:
1)  A temporary shelter/clinic to care for animals left homeless by the earthquake as well as provide extended care for those animals without caretakers or who require more medical aid.

2)  A spay/neuter campaign with the goal to sterilize 5,000 to 6,000 animals. With enough funding, a spay/neuter program can change both the post-quake and long-term landscape for Chile’s animals.

3)  Transport and adoption campaigns, particularly in the U.S. In addition to a large pre-quake stray population, thousands more animals are left homeless by overwhelmed quake survivors.

ACTION CAMPAIGNS * EDUCATION * ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
http://www.KinshipCircle.org * http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid is a nonprofit that mobilizes volunteers and resources for animal victims through its network of trained responders in the U.S. and Canada. http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

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3/15/10: KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID
Chile’s Animals – Worse Than We Thought. Help Us Be There.

Animals with broken bones. Eyes cloudy with saltwater.  A kitten cut. Puppies under rubble. There are thousands more, each one a bark and purr unheard… THIS IS CHILE, post-quake.

Dear Supporters,
I just got off the phone with Kinship Circle’s Chile contact. She described the forgotten victims of Chile’s 8.8-magnitude earthquake on 2/27/10 — followed by 20+ aftershocks, some as high as 7.2 and 6.9, and two tsunamis.

Socorro Animal Chile, SACH (Animal Relief Chile) is a coalition of Chilean
animal protection groups united for the relief of an estimated 700,000 (or more) animals scattered across Dichato, Constitucion and Pichilemu, Chile. SACH sends three veterinarian-led teams into the field daily. They’ve formally requested assistance from Kinship Circle’s disaster response team.

SACH has also asked us to raise funds on their behalf, with three main goals to:

  1. Erect a temporary tent shelter/clinic to care for animals abandoned in the earthquake.
  2. Carry out a spay/neuter campaign.
  3. Focus on transport and adoption campaigns, particularly in the U.S.

SACH needs Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid in Chile to assist with:
— Search and Rescue / Trapping
— In-Field First Aid
— Wound Transport to Veterinary Clinics
— In-Field Sustenance (food/water program)
— Assessment and Tracking of Animal Populations
— Emergency Sheltering (once a temporary staging area/clinic is established)

WE NEED TO RAISE $500,000.
http://kinshipcircle.org/donation/
I know you have DONATION FATIGUE! We wouldn’t ask, with Haiti animal aid still underway, if it weren’t critical. I ask for you to reach deep, to helpwith funding needs outlined below. We can’t keep our promise to Chile’s animals without funding, as most of our resources went to Haiti work.  With deep gratitude, Brenda Shoss, president, Kinship Circle



Please donate to Kinship Circle / Animal Relief Chile now:
BY MAIL:
Kinship Circle
Animal Relief Chile
7380 Kingsbury Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130

ONLINE:
http://kinshipcircle.org/donation/

Your donation helps pay for:
**This is to show why we’re fundraising. DO NOT SHIP ITEMS TO US.**
STAGING AREA/TEMP SHELTER IN CHILE:
— Large vehicles: 3 SUVs
— Gas fueled generators
— Basic veterinary surgical equipment and examining table
— Basic veterinary clinic equipment, including vaccines, medicines, etc.
— Subcutaneous fluid bags, lines, needles
— Portable X-ray machine and light table
— Fans and portable air conditioners for surgical tents
— Kennels, run, carriers, cages…for rescued animals
— Sturdy large tent shelters for clinic, animal sheltering, volunteers
— Electrical lighting for staging area/volunteer camp at night
— Fencing
— Leashes, collars
— Bowls
— Litter-boxes & Litter
— Cat and dog food
— Water
— Blankets; Newspaper
— Trap cages
— Catch poles
— Hygiene
— Refrigerator cold storage of medication
VOLUNTEER DEPLOYMENT & GROUND ACTIVITIES:
— Airfare reimbursement for volunteer deployments
— Lodging for volunteers, whether in hotel, rented property, or camp
— Sustenance (food, water) for volunteers + some equipment, such as catchpoles, etc.
— Administrative costs for web construction, public messaging, long distance communications…

A Plea From Earthquake-Stricken Chile
Dear Ms. Shoss and Kinship Circle,
The earthquake and following tsunami that Chile suffered on the early morning of the 27th of February devastated several small towns close to the coast. Thousands of animals are silent victims of this catastrophe. Hundreds of dogs live with their owners in shelters and thousands roam the ruins of towns and cities. The dogs’ guardians have lost everything and do not have the resources to feed their animals. Some opted to abandon them.

Chilean animal welfare groups and veterinarians decided to work together to help animals and created Socorro Animal Chile (Animal Relief Chile).

Socorro Animal Chile (Animal Relief Chile) formally requests assistance from Kinship Circle for our animal aid operation in Dichato, Constitucion and Pichilemu, Chile. We need trained animal disaster responders and rescue and veterinary specialists. On behalf of the animal organizations in SACH/Animal Relief Chile, we ask that Kinship Circle deploy its team to Chile to work within our animal disaster plan, in response to Chile’s earthquake.

We also ask Kinship Circle to temporarily receive donations in the United States on behalf of Socorro Animal Chile. We urgently need funding to sustain our work for animals. Difficult bureaucratic steps necessary to opening a Paypal account ourselves, in Chile, have prompted SACH to request financial aid from other countries, especially the United States. That is the reason we ask Kinship Circle to accept funds on our behalf.

For all your help I am grateful,
Alejandra Cassino, Chief Coordinator
Adriana De La Garza, International Affairs
Socorro Animal Chile / Animal Relief Chile

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANIMAL RELIEF CHILE
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=329459149031&ref=ts
http://www.sach.bligoo.cl/

Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid is a nonprofit that mobilizes volunteers and resources for animal victims through its network of trained responders in the U.S. and Canada. http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

*   DONATE TO CHILE OR HAITI ANIMAL RELIEF FUNDS:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

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Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130

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Posted by: kcdisasteraid | January 30, 2010

HEARTS FOR HAITI – SURVIVORS NEED US NOW!

Hearts For Haiti: Animal And Human Survivors Need Us Now!


Photos reflect early assessment efforts in Haiti right now that help animal
teams form a comprehensive emergency response plan. As part of that plan, a
mobile veterinary clinic is en route to help the people and animals of
Haiti. (c) WSPA/IFAW, leading ARCH on the ground in Haiti.

Kinship Circle has assembled an expert team — with ground assets including a
veterinarian, vet tech, paramedic, ACO, FEMA certifications, technical and
large animal rescue, search and rescue… Kinship Circle’s team is on
standby, for deployment under ARCH as needed.

Animals in Haiti need you — now and tomorrow.

Haiti’s Minister of Agriculture tells us that 100,000 dogs were vaccinated pre-quake, out of an estimated 500,000. Where are they? Animal aid groups on the ground continue to help some, as they search for more.

ONE THING IS CERTAIN: Groups united under IFAW and WSPA’s leadership as the Animal Coalition Of Haiti (ARCH) want to leave the animal infrastructure better than they found it. That means funding is still needed for:

Mobile Clinic Relief / Vaccine Delivery / Temporary Vet Clinics
Dog population and control study / Monitoring and Evaluation
On-Site Project Manager / and more…

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE… in a country with acute and long-term needs.
Rather than watch Haiti resort to the dog culls we’ve seen in China, here is
our chance to educate, vaccinate and support Haiti’s young veterinarians.

Though already over-budget, Kinship Circle has pledged time, people, and resources to Haiti animal relief. Please help us be there for them…

*   DONATE SECURELY ONLINE:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

*   DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130

Write HAITI ANIMAL AID, on your check’s memo line.

HEARTS FOR HAITI: An American Dining Relief Benefit Launched By Bravo TV’s Top Chef Contestant

Hollywood, Florida — Haitian-born Ron Duprat of Bravo’s hit series “Top
Chef” has teamed up with three fellow contestants — Mattin Noblia, Hector
Santiago and Michael Voltagggio — to welcome other fine chefs nationwide in
an all-chef Relief Benefit on St. Valentine’s Day for his native land.

ON FEBRUARY 14, 2010: Participating chefs and restaurants will donate a
percentage of their receipts to Hearts for Haiti: An American Dining Relief
Benefit.
Donated funds will be divided between Hollywood Unites For Haiti
and Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid. On-the-ground relief efforts will
receive 100% of donated funds.

“Chefs always care,” Duprat says. “I hope chefs across the country will join
us in this heartfelt effort for Haiti. One hundred percent of their
donations will go directly to Haitian relief efforts for both people and
animals. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

“Animals suffer in disasters just as people do,” says Kinship Circle
president Brenda Shoss. “They are frightened, alone, injured and without
food. Our organization has united with animal welfare groups worldwide under
the banner Animal Relief Coalition of Haiti (ARCH) to offer direct rescue
and veterinary care, as well as long term vaccinations and measures to
prevent disease outbreak such as rabies and leptospirosis.”

CHARITABLE BENEFICIARIES:
KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID,
a major partner in the Animal Relief
Coalition of Haiti (ARCH), is a nonprofit that mobilizes volunteers,
supplies and resources for animal victims through its network of trained
responders in the U.S. and Canada. Kinship Circle works in agreement with
local agencies or other NGOs to deploy teams of highly trained and
credentialed animal responders for assessment, search and rescue, and
emergency sheltering aid.

HOLLYWOOD UNITES FOR HAITI, founded in 2008 by Jimmy Jean Louis, star of
NBC’s hit series, “Heroes,” is a charitable non-profit that focuses on
enriching the lives of Haitian children. HUFH has partnered with the
non-profit Pan American Development Fund to send supplies into Haiti from
its border warehouse. Mr. Louis is PADF’s Goodwill Ambassador for Haiti’s
Children program and celebrity spokesperson for the joint relief effort.

** To become a participating chef or dine at a participating restaurant, call
415-461-9300 or visit http://www.chefronduprat.com **


(c) WSPA/IFAW, leading ARCH on the ground in Haiti

*   DONATE SECURELY ONLINE:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

*   DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130
Write HAITI ANIMAL AID, on your check’s memo line.

Scenes From The Field In Haiti — Assessment Underway, 1/22 – 1/24/10…


1/24/10 – Dr Juan Carlos Murillo, WSPA’s longest serving disaster management
veterinary officer and an ARCH team member in Port-au-Prince, checks the
state of this dog’s health and treats any lesions. Dr. Murillo says, “The
animal was as normal as can be expected for a dog who survives day by day.
Our friend ‘Lucky’ really honors his name as another survivor of Haiti’s
earthquake.” (c) WSPA/IFAW; photographer: Tomas Stargardter


1/22/10 – Children huddle with a dog in makeshift tents, after Haiti’s
earthquake. Among the 150,000 “owned” and stray dogs in Port-au-Prince, the
Ministry of Agriculture estimates that 70% of “owned” dogs are vaccinated
against rabies. The line blurs between street dogs and those with
caretakers, as all dogs roam and scavenge for food. (c) WSPA/IFAW


LT PHOTO: 1/24/10 – A man holds a chicken in Port-au-Prince. In Haiti,
confined animals such as pigs and chickens are in more danger, due to lack
of feed and damaged housing. Goats, cows, horses and donkeys, who graze only
and do not require feed, live in fields away from structures. Haitian
farming commonly occurs in backyards. RT PHOTO: A dog walks through rubble
and fire. (c) WSPA/IFAW; photographers: Tomas Stargardter, Michael Booth

Kinship Circle is a member of the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti which is
jointly led by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the
World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

Animal welfare organizations formed the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti
(ARCH) so that we could work together to bring aid to as many animals, and
in as short a time, as possible. At present, ARCH partners include:
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW); World Society for Protection
of Animals; American Humane Association; Best Friends Animal Society; RSPCA
(UK); In Defense of Animals; American Veterinary Medical Association;
American Veterinary Medical Foundation; Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society;
ASPCA; United Animal Nations; Kinship Circle; One Voice; Swiss Animal
Protection; Palo Alto Humane Society (PAHS); People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals (PETA); Finnish Federation for Animal Welfare
Associations; Animal Welfare Care Foundation (AMCF)

ACTION CAMPAIGNS * EDUCATION * ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
http://www.KinshipCircle.org * http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

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Posted by: kcdisasteraid | January 19, 2010

HAITI: THE ANIMALS ARE THERE – HELP US GET AID TO THEM

1/18/10 – KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
Haiti: The Animals Are There. Help Us Get Aid To Them


STANDING GUARD: An armed security guard monitors an area of downtown
Port-au-Prince where the national bank collapsed. (Carolyn Cole / Los
Angeles Times)

They’re there. Haiti’s dogs (and goats and other animals). And they’re just
now showing up in press photos. But Kinship Circle has been working round
the clock to help get resources to them. There are many challenges…the
scale of human tragedy, lack of security, limited access…

One obstacle we can overcome is lack of funding. Please help us ensure these
animals get aid. We’ve been informed that packs of dogs have been spotted.
When you donate to Kinship Circle right now, you give to Haiti Animal Aid.

Please send whatever you can today!

*   DONATE SECURELY ONLINE:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation
Type HAITI ANIMAL AID, after your name.

*   DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130
Write HAITI ANIMAL AID, on your check’s memo line.


FEARING AFTERSHOCKS: Afraid of more aftershocks, Haitians rest in the
streets of Port-au-Prince. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/photography/la-fg-haiti-hires-html,0,7123168.htmlstory

Kinship Circle is part of a unified response effort called the Animal Relief
Coalition Of Haiti (ARCH). Under the leadership of the World Society for the
Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare
(IFAW), we will keep you informed about endeavors to save Haiti’s animal
earthquake victims.

KINSHIP CIRCLE / NOW ONE LIST…ONE VOICE FOR ANIMALS

ACTION CAMPAIGNS * EDUCATION * ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
http://www.KinshipCircle.org * http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

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Posted by: kcdisasteraid | January 16, 2010

HAITI’S ANIMALS: WE HEAR THEIR CRIES….HELP IS COMING

1/15/10 – KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
Haiti’s Animals: We Hear Their Cries…Help Is Coming

Kinship Circle Joins Coalition For Animal Victims In Haiti Quake
And We Need Your Help!

Many of you have asked how to help animals in earthquake ravaged Haiti. Now there is a simple way.

We are happy to announce that Kinship Circle is part of a unified response effort called the Animal Relief Coalition Of Haiti (ARCH). Under the leadership of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), we will keep you informed about endeavors to save Haiti’s animal earthquake victims.

We’ve joined forces with professional animal protection organizations to help stricken animals. As a coalition member, we are seeking
donations to fund “feet on the ground,” as well as the overhead involved for communications and coverage in photos and notes from the field.

Please send whatever you can today, earmarked for ARCH. If you donate to Kinship Circle right now, you are donating to animal relief in Haiti:

*   DONATE SECURELY ONLINE:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation
Type FOR ARCH, after your name.

*   DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130
Write FOR ARCH, on your check’s memo line.


January 12, 2010 changed everything for the small Caribbean nation of Haiti. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake collided with its capital, Port-au-Prince. Human casualties are already estimated in the tens of thousands, as the cries of people trapped beneath concrete begin to fade.

Task forces and troops are assembling worldwide to aid Haiti’s human victims. But Kinship Circle followers also want to know about the animals. The breadth of destruction in this disaster has been compared to Katrina. Still, animal repercussions are different.

As many as 5 million farm animals (primarily goats and a lot of chickens!) and native wild animals need help. A mostly homeless dog population, struggling to survive before the earthquake, needs comforting hands. In fact an unknown number of “community” cats and dogs await relief.

There cannot be a dedicated animal presence on the ground until the human crisis is more stabilized. However, Kinship Circle is contributing funding and volunteer support to the coalition right now.

Please help us help Haiti’s forgotten ones…
We’ve already made an initial pledge. Can you help us raise funds quickly?

*   DONATE SECURELY ONLINE:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation
Type FOR ARCH, after your name.

*   DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130
Write FOR ARCH, on your check’s memo line.

PHOTO SOURCES:
The Dogs Of Haiti, http://www.language-works.com/Haitidogs/default.htm
http://media.photobucket.com/image/dogs%20in%20haiti/Teese02a/HaitiPictures051.jpg
http://humanitarian.worldconcern.org/2009/03/haiti-humanitarians-goats/

KINSHIP CIRCLE / NOW ONE LIST…ONE VOICE FOR ANIMALS

ACTION CAMPAIGNS * EDUCATION * ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
http://www.KinshipCircle.org * http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

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Posted by: kcdisasteraid | January 14, 2010

HAITI’S MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE – ANIMAL RESPONDERS ON ALERT

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
1/14/10: Haiti‘s Massive Earthquake –
Animal Responders On Alert


We know they’re out there…heartbeats in the rubble. But with the human
response to Haiti’s mass earthquake barely underway, there is little to
report about animal victims. We will keep you updated as we learn more.

IN THIS ALERT:

  1. The Worst Haiti Earthquake In More Than 200 Years
  2. Human Rescue And Aid Are Barely Underway…
  3. As Of 1/13/10, Groups On Alert To Deploy To Haiti


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1. The Worst Haiti Earthquake In More Than 200 Years


Haitians walk past destroyed buildings on one side of a street in the
capital, while on the other side structures appear relatively undamaged.
SOURCE: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8455774.stm

HAITI EARTHQUAKE / DISASTER OVERVIEW NOTES

  • 1/12/10: 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, killing potentially thousands.
  • The Caribbean nation is appealing for international help.
  • Most powerful Haiti quake in over 200 years, says US Geological Survey.
  • Quake epicenter 15km southwest of capital, Port-au-Prince. [Source: USGS]
  • About 4 million people reside in Port-au-Prince and nearby areas.
  • Reuters footage showed scenes of chaos, with people sobbing and dazed amid rubble.
  • Powerful 5.9 aftershocks rattled the city throughout the night and into Wednesday.
  • Haiti lacks resources to respond, such as equipment to move debris and adequate emergency personnel.
  • Witnesses said they saw homes and shanties built on hillsides tumble as the earth shook.
  • Communications are down, except for satellite phone. Roads blocked by rubble.


HUMAN RESPONSE GROUPS:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/13/world/main6090814.shtml

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2. Human Rescue And Aid Are Barely Underway…


Several countries dispatched emergency teams to Haiti. Here, a Spanish
firefighter gives his rescue dog water before the long flight to the
Caribbean. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8455774.stm

SEARCH & RESCUE DOG TEAMS HEAD TO HAITI, PHOTOS:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389×7459087

NO ANIMAL GROUPS ON GROUND, BUT ASSESSMENTS UNDERWAY
At this time, Kinship Circle is not providing back-up volunteers for any
animal emergency response group. However, we are watching and reporting
which groups go where — so you can support animal efforts in Haiti via
donations and stay informed about the plight of animal ictims.

The earthquake hit on 1/12/10, so animal responders cannot gain clearance
until humanitarian efforts are fully underway. Fortunately, first responders
from China, Spain, France, the United States…are mobilizing teams to aid
the financially strapped Haitian government. Right now, food, sanitary
water, shelter and medical care are critical for human survivors.

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3. As Of 1/13/10, Groups On Alert To Deploy To Haiti


Haiti, the most impoverished county in the Western Hemisphere, is home to a
large stray population, starving and struggling to survive long before this
earthquake. LT: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/491982344_a898b14566.jpg
MID & RT: Dogs Of Haiti, http://www.language-works.com/Haitidogs/default.htm

INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE (IFAW)
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_international/
Haiti Earthquake: IFAW Emergency Team on Alert — IFAW’s Emergency Relief
team is on high alert to help in Haiti after a devastating earthquake struck
near the capital of Port-au-Prince on January 12. As always with disasters
like this, the humanitarian rescue efforts will be the focus in the first
week or so… After immediate human needs are met, IFAW’s Emergency Response
team will be ready to assist the animal victims in any way that we can.

WORLD SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS (WSPA)
http://animalsindisasters.typepad.com/wspa/2010/01/earthquake-in-haiti-preparing-to-respond.html
WSPA Animals In Disasters Blog — Since this morning, we have been in
talks with the United Nations (under serious stress themselves since their
office in Port-au-Prince has collapsed, with 15 staff members dead and 20
still missing) and the local Red Cross Chapters to gain a further
understanding of the impact on animals caught up in the situation.

Our Disaster Liaison Officer from Panama, Jorge Alcidez Gonzalez who also
works as the Head of the K9 unit of Civil Defence, is now travelling out of
Panama with a team of specially trained veterinary staff to assess the
destruction and welfare needs of the animals. Jorge and his brave
team…will carry veterinary supplies to treat any injured animals that they
come across. I’ve also arranged for him to feedback the extent of damage and
where we can be of most help, as quickly as possible…

HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE U.S. (HSUS) & HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL (HSI)
http://www.humanesociety.org/news/news/2010/01/hsus_monitoring_disaster_in.html
http://www.hsus.org/hsi/disaster_services/reports_from_the_field/2010_haiti_earthquake_11310.html
Monitoring Disaster in Haiti — Humane Society International and The Humane
Society of the United States are working with other animal welfare and
humanitarian organizations to determine how best to assist animals and
people affected by the disaster. We have offered our support in providing
care to affected animals and will post updates as they become available.

ACTION CAMPAIGNS * EDUCATION * ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
http://www.KinshipCircle.org * http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

Help Kinship Circle Communicate During Disasters
Your tax-deductible donation lets us network reliably during animal
disasters. Thanks for keeping us in touch, so we can bring you breaking
news, ways to help, and volunteer deployments (when activated to do so).

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Posted by: kcdisasteraid | October 4, 2009

LIVES SHATTERED IN TSUNAMI, EATHQUAKES

ASIA-PACIFIC AREA
10/3/09: Lives Shattered In Tsunami, Earthquakes

IN THIS ALERT:

  1. Six Countries Hit, Millions Displaced In Asia-Pacific
  2. PAWS Races To Save Animals In Philippine Floods
  3. Animal Welfare Coalition And IFAW Team Up On Land And Water
  4. Best Friends’ Rich Crook With IFAW In Hard-Hit Philippines
  5. WSPA Sends 3 Veterinarian-Led Response Teams
  6. KC Directory: Rescue Groups To Help In Asia-Pacific



Dr. Nielsen Donato reaches Julia. PHOTO: Best Friends Rapid Response,
courtesy of Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), http://www.paws.org.ph
http://network.bestfriends.org/groups/rapidresponse/news/post.aspx?ID=13314

This report reflects information Kinship Circle has as of 10/3/09 — and how
to support animal response teams in the Philippines, Indonesia and Samoa.

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1. Six Countries Hit, Millions Displaced In Asia-Pacific
A convergence of natural disasters has left millions of people in distress
across Asia and the Pacific. Since 9/26/09, a total of six countries have
been hit by flooding, a typhoon, a tsunami and earthquakes.

PHILIPPINES: TROPICAL STORM ONDOY
– Worst flooding in 40 years. Parts of Manila under six feet of water.
– Hundreds of thousands of people in evacuation centers.
–  The Philippines — along with Viet Nam, the Lao People’s Democratic
Republic and Cambodia — are also bracing for Tropical Storm Parma.
– Government of the Philippines is soliciting international aid.


A Filipino resident trapped by floods from tropical storm Ketsana evacuates
to higher ground with his pet dogs in Marikina city, east of the Philippine
capital Manila, on September 27, 2009. Image credited to AFP/Getty Images

INDONESIA: EARHQUAKES
– In Western Sumatra, Indonesia, a 9/30/09 earthquake of 7.6 magnitude.
– On 10/1/09, a second, slightly smaller quake.
– Hundreds dead. Number expected to rise as bodies removed from rubble.
– Tens of thousands have been displaced.
– Indonesian Government has issued a request for international aid.

SAMOA AND TONGA: TSUNAMI
– Massive underwater earthquake in South Pacific triggered a series of
tsunamis that swept coastal villages in Samoan Islands.
– On some islands, all medical facilities lost along with water supplies.

SOURCE: http://www.unicef.org/emerg/index_51287.html

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2. PAWS Races To Save Animals In Philippine Floods
PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC), http://www.paws.org
Aurora Blvd., Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights, Quezon City


LT: Lyndon leaves his flooded home in Provident Village. RT: May Felix
carried Lyndon from the rooftop. PHOTOS: Best Friends Rapid Response,
courtesy of Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), http://www.paws.org.ph
http://network.bestfriends.org/groups/rapidresponse/news/post.aspx?ID=13302

ON THE GROUND 9/30/09: Battered by Typhoon Ketsana on 9/26/09, the
Philippine capital Manila has suffered massive flooding, with over 200
deaths and displacement of thousands of people and animals. The Philippine
Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is racing to help, while struggling
themselves… After two days trapped inside without food, PAWS directors
Heidi Guzon and Gwen Protasio, and 60 animals under their care, made it to
safety. The head of PAWS Disaster Relief Team, May Felix, lost one of her
own dogs when flash floods hit her house… The PAWS shelter is functioning
without electricity as an evacuation centre for animals. Since PAWS is very
close to Marikina, where thousands are stranded with animals — tents,
cages, cat/dog food and batteries are urgently needed for rescued animals.

SOURCE: http://www.animalsasia.org/index.php?UID=A18MYAG7ZDO


Lost in the floods before rescue. PHOTO: Best Friends Rapid Response,
courtesy of Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), http://www.paws.org.ph
http://network.bestfriends.org/groups/rapidresponse/news/post.aspx?ID=13302

9/28/09, PARC (Philippines Animals Welfare Society Shelter): PARC and its
shelter animals remain safe from the floods caused by Typhoon Ondoy.
Surrounding areas are not so lucky… PARC is opening its doors to dog and
cat evacuees of the floods… Some of our volunteers are still stranded in
their homes. We ask for your prayers for them. SOURCE:
http://www.paws.org.ph/site/ItemID=29/305/default.aspx?month=9


Rescued Julia with Anna Cabrera. PHOTO: Best Friends Rapid Response,
courtesy of Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), http://www.paws.org.ph
http://network.bestfriends.org/groups/rapidresponse/news/post.aspx?ID=13314

MONETARY DONATIONS TO PAWS:
DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.paws.org.ph/site/389/default.aspx
DIRECT DESPOSIT:
The Philippine Animal Welfare Society
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Savings Account No.: 3943-0086-11
PNB Current Account No. 072-830174-0

SUPPLY NEEDS:
* URGENT: Roofed cages that can fit adult dogs.
* Dog food and cat food
* Cleaning materials / Trash bags
* Towels / Newspapers
* Human drinking water
* Human medicine
* Raincoats – for the rescue team
* Used tarpaulin banners for covering cages

DROP OFF OR SHIP SUPPLIES TO:
Drop-off point for donations in kind and/or in cash:
#7 Dakota Street, Concorde Village, Mia Road
Tambo, Paranaque (near Park and Fly)
PARC CONTACT: Call or text Gina Santi (+639228375414)

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3. ACW And IFAW Team Up On Land And Water
Animal Welfare Coalition (AWC), http://www.animalwelfare.com.ph
2F Dacon Building / 2281 Pasong Tamo Extension
1231 Makati City / Metro Manila, Philippines
632-867-4506, animalwelfarecoalition@animalwelfare.com.ph


PHOTO: Animal Welfare Coalition’s sad images from the disaster.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=111253&id=112348557234

ON THE GROUND: AWC is heading the rescue team for stricken areas in the
Philippines, working with IFAW’s Emergency Water Rescue Team. You can follow
news about their needs and action to save animals on AWC’s Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manila-Philippines/Animal-Welfare-Coalition/112348557234

MONETARY DONATIONS TO ANIMAL WELFARE COALITION:
DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.animalwelfare.com.ph/support.htm#donate
DONATE BY MAIL:
Animal Welfare Coalition (AWC)
2F Dacon Building / 2281 Pasong Tamo Extension
1231 Makati City / Metro Manila, Philippines
632-867-4506, animalwelfarecoalition@animalwelfare.com.ph
DIRECT DESPOSIT:
Philippine Peso
Animal Welfare Coalition Manila, Inc.
East West Bank, Pasong Tamo
Account No. 24-02-00945-7
U.S. Dollar
Animal Welfare Coalition Manila, Inc.
East West Bank, Pasong Tamo
US$ Account No. 2470001944
Swift code: EWBCPCHMM

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4. BF’s Rich Crook With IFAW In Hard-Hit Philippines
IFAW International Headquarters, http://www.ifaw.org
290 Summer Street / Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
ph: 508-744 2000, 800-932 4329, info@ifaw.org


Dog marooned on a mud covered roof. PHOTO: Philippines based Animal Welfare
Coalition. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=111253&id=112348557234

10/2/09 REPORT FROM MICHAEL BOOTH, IFAW ER RESPONDER and communications
officer in Philippines: After Typhoon Ketsana (aka Ondoy) flooded huge areas
of Manila and surrounding districts, International Fund for Animal Welfare
arrived in Manila at 3:50am on Oct. 1, 2009. Following meetings (with Animal
Welfare Coalition and Dept. of Agriculture), IFAW’s team split to reach
mud-covered Marikina and underwater Pasig. I headed for the water with Best
Friends Rapid Response manager Rich Crook, who joined IFAW.

We teamed up with PAWS (Philippine Animal Welfare Society)…and after
coordination with Philippine Army, Navy and Military officials, we left in
military trucks, then by boat and on foot to areas chest-high in water. That
first day we helped many struggling animals by supplying  food, water and
Medication. Two came back with us for extended care at the animal shelter.


(PHOTO: IFAW) On 10/2/09 we rescued stranded dogs on rooftops or mud-bogged
islands and continued our assessment of rural areas. Still, challenging
moments lay ahead. As I write, Typhoon Parma is making landfall in the
North. On its heels another potential super-cyclone is headed this way…

FOLLOW IFAW’S BLOG AND PRESS RELEASES:
http://animalrescue.typepad.com/animal_rescue_blog/pacific_region/
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_united_states/media_center/press_releases/index.php

INDONESIA: We’re saddened by the loss of life in the Indonesia earthquake.
[Best Friends has] been in contact with ProFauna Indonesia, and they’ll do
everything possible to help animals. However, it’s a logistically difficult
situation. Padang, in Sumatra where the earthquake struck, lies 400 miles to
the west of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. Travel to that region is
complicated by earthquake damage itself and the congestion of relief teams.
Please keep animals in Sumatra in your thoughts and prayers.

FOLLOW UPDATES ON BEST FRIENDS RAPID RESPONSE:
http://network.bestfriends.org/groups/rapidresponse/news/post.aspx?ID=13314

MONETARY DONATIONS TO IFAW:
DONATE ONLINE:
https://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_united_states/donate_now/typhoon_ketsana.php?msource=DR090912003#x
DONATE BY MAIL:
IFAW International Headquarters
290 Summer Street / Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
ph: 508-744 2000, 800-932 4329, info@ifaw.org

MONETARY DONATIONS TO BEST FRIENDS:
DONATE ONLINE:
https://www.bestfriends.org/donate/nmhp.cfm?tc=WDSNTWKA

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5. WSPA Sends 3 Veterinarian-Led Response Teams
WSPA USA, 800-883-9772, http://www.wspa-usa.org
Lincoln Plaza, 89 South Street, Ste 201 / Boston, MA 02111

WPSA has deployed three veterinarian-led Disaster Assessment and Response
Teams (DART) to bring aid to the thousands of animal victims left helpless
after tragedy struck the Philippines, Samoa and Indonesia.

THE PHILIPPINES: Ravaged by recent storms, the Philippines now braces for
Cyclone Parma — expected to hit as either a category 4 or 5 (super-cyclone)
storm. WSPA is working with our member society PAWS to provide emergency
shelter, food and care for thousands of companion animals left homeless.

SAMOA: After a deadly tsunami wiped out entire villages and killed more than
100 people WSPA deployed a DART to the islands. Led by Disaster Management
Veterinarian Dr. Juan Carlos Murillo, the team will ascertain the tsunami’s
impact on the island’s animals as well as treat animal victims.

INDONESIA: Two powerful earthquakes rippled across the island of Sumatra,
creating widespread destruction. WSPA has deployed a DART to assess animal
welfare needs; we hope to have a clearer picture in the coming days.

MONETARY DONATIONS TO WSPA:
DONATE ONLINE:
https://www.wspa-usa.org/pages/2958_multiple_disaster_appeal_09_general.cfm
DONATE BY MAIL:
WSPA USA, Lincoln Plaza
89 South Street, Suite 201 / Boston, MA 02111
800-883-9772

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6. KC Directory: Rescue Groups To Help In Asia-Pacific
As of 10/3/09, below are agencies on ground that Kinship Circle is aware of.

PHILIPPINES
PHILIPPINE ANIMALS WELFARE SOCIETY (PAWS)
DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.paws.org.ph/site/389/default.aspx
DIRECT DESPOSIT:
Acct Name: The Philippine Animal Welfare Society
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Savings Account No.: 3943-0086-11
PNB Current Account No. 072-830174-0

ANIMAL WELFARE COALITION (AWC)
DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.animalwelfare.com.ph/support.htm#donate
DONATE BY MAIL:
Animal Welfare Coalition (AWC)
2F Dacon Building / 2281 Pasong Tamo Extension
1231 Makati City / Metro Manila, Philippines
632-867-4506, animalwelfarecoalition@animalwelfare.com.ph
DIRECT DESPOSIT:
Philippine Peso
Animal Welfare Coalition Manila, Inc.
East West Bank, Pasong Tamo
Account No. 24-02-00945-7
U.S. Dollar
Animal Welfare Coalition Manila, Inc.
East West Bank, Pasong Tamo
US$ Account No. 2470001944
Swift code: EWBCPCHMM

INDONESIA
PROFAUNA INDONESIA
DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.profauna.org/content/en/donations.html
DONATE BY MAIL:
ProFauna Indonesia Headquarters
Jl. Raya Candi II No. 179
Klaseman, Karangbesuki, Malang, Indonesia 65146
Postal Address: Jl. Raya Candi II No. 179
Klaseman, Karangbesuki, Malang, Indonesia 65146
+62 341 7066769, profauna@profauna.org, international@profauna.org

GLOBAL EMERGENCY AGENCIES IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE (IFAW)
DONATE ONLINE:
https://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_united_states/donate_now/typhoon_ketsana.php?msource=DR090912003#x
DONATE BY MAIL:
IFAW International Headquarters
290 Summer Street / Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
ph: 508-744 2000, 800-932 4329, info@ifaw.org

WORLD SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS (WSPA)
DONATE ONLINE:
https://www.wspa-usa.org/pages/2958_multiple_disaster_appeal_09_general.cfm
DONATE BY MAIL:
WSPA USA / Lincoln Plaza
89 South Street, Suite 201 / Boston, MA 02111 USA
800-883-9772

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SOAKED SOUTHEAST – COBB COUNTY DOGS NEED RESCUE

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

9/25/09: Soaked Southeast – Cobb County Dogs Need Rescue
Below is more information regarding COBB COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL in flood-hit
Marietta, Georgia. Did you get yesterday’s (9/24/09) overview of animal needs
in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi?

ASK FOR 9/24/09 FLOOD ALERT: info@kinshipcircle.org
9/24/09: Animal Flood Recovery In Soaked Southeast

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GEORGIA: Cobb County Animal Control
1060 Al Bishop Drive / Marietta, Georgia 30008
ph: 770-499-4136; fax: 770-590-5620
Cpt. Jeff Patellis, Dept of Public Safety: 770-590-5602
http://animalcontrol.cobbcountyga.gov/

SUMMARY 9/24/09: From Janice Riccio, Quietzsch@aol.com
Due to the massive flooding in the Atlanta area, and specifically Cobb
County, many people displaced by floodwaters left their pets with Cobb
County Animal Control. The shelter was slammed before the floods, so they
had no room to house newcomers. They were desperate to find rescue for dogs
already housed there or face euthanasia…

I’ve taken in 9 dogs and have no place to house them, other then boarding at
two vet offices. This is very temporary, and although the vets have
generously boarded the dogs at a discount, this will add up quickly — not
to mention the other costs for rabies vaccines, altering, etc.

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
Call vet offices directly to make donations for flood-affected dogs (shown below).
*   Averill Animal Hospital / 415 Villa Rica Way / Marietta, GA 30064 / 770-422-2402
*   Etowah Veterinary Hospital / 4953 Canton Road / Marietta, GA  30066 / 770-926-8888

IF YOU CAN FOSTER – ADOPT – RESCUE, CONTACT:
Janice Riccio, Quietzsch@aol.com

All of dogs below are current on routine shots, including rabies. All are
microchipped, dewormed, and tested negative for heartworm.

cobb 1
BEAR is a super sweet 3 year old chow/shepherd mix girl. Shelter staff say
she is good with kids and pets and is leash trained. Her bottom is all in a
wiggle when you pet her.

MAC is a 3 year old, unaltered male collie mix. He is so much cuter in
person! He arrived with a flea allergy, since treated. He’s bathed and his
fur is growing back nicely.

BIG RED is a fantastic dog! He is a young retriever mix who follows
commands, is leash trained, and loves to play ball.

Poor ELLIE… Such a beautiful and sweet 4 year old girl whose family could
no longer keep her. She is spayed, leash trained and housetrained.

BALENTINO is an adorable 3 year old boy. His family was unable to keep him,
though he did everything right.  He is housetrained, leash trained, good
with kids and pets, and very well behaved.

IF YOU CAN FOSTER – ADOPT – RESCUE, CONTACT:
Janice Riccio, Quietzsch@aol.com

cobb 2
BARNEY is such a cute little Chihuahua mix who is 4 years old, and 15 lbs.
He came to the shelter with his buddy Fred.

FRED is Barney’s sidekick. He is 4 years old and 13 lbs. You couldn’t go
wrong with these 2 lovebugs.

KRISTY is a 5 month old golden mix puppy. She won’t be too big when she
grows up…she is only 18 lbs. now and so sweet!  We likely have rescue
placement or a potential adopter for her.

LEAH is a super sweet 3 year old girl, maybe basset/lab? She is spayed,
house and leash trained. The shelter says she is good with kids and pets.
She was adopted a couple of months ago, but the family decided their
lifestyle was too active for a pet so they dumped her back in doggy jail.

IF YOU CAN FOSTER – ADOPT – RESCUE, CONTACT:
Janice Riccio, Quietzsch@aol.com

cobb 3
VIEW MORE ADOPTIVE ANIMALS AT COBB OR CHEROKEE SHELTERS:
http://www.cherokeeanimals.petfinder.com/
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/GA50.html
Only a small number of the ones available are listed.

IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP THESE SHELTER ANIMALS, CONTACT:
Cindy Ganues — Cynthia.Ganues@cobbcounty.org
ph: 770-590-5621; fax: 770-590-5620
OR Shannon Witt — Shannon.Witt@cobbcounty.org
ph: 770-590-5624; fax: 770-590-5620

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ANIMAL FLOOD RECOVERY IN SOAKED SOUTHEAST

9/24/09: Animal Flood Recovery In Soaked Southeast

  1. TENNESSEE: East Ridge Animal Services – DOGS NEED HELP NOW
  2. GEORGIA: Georgia SPCA, GEMA, Barrow, Cobb County AC
  3. ALABAMA: Various shelters in affected areas
  4. MISSISSIPPI: Various shelters in affected areas


As of Monday, 9/21/09, Kinship Circle has monitored floods across the
Southeast U.S., in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Kentucky and
Mississippi. Our small volunteer staff has contacted various agencies on the
ground to offer support from our network of independently trained
responders. There has been no direct call (as of 9/24/09) for out-of-state
volunteers, but rescuers are needed to pull from flood-overcrowded shelters.

Rivers crested above flood levels in stricken areas, but most waters are
receding. Below is a brief report. We’ll update you if circumstances change.

flood 1
Fran Alexay of West Creek Stables in Austell moves a Welsh Pony to a
trailer. She helped move 15 horses to Conyers Horse Park. Photo: John Spink.
http://projects.ajc.com.coxnewsweb.com/gallery/view/metro/ajc-photo-stories092209/

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1. TENNESSEE
EAST RIDGE ANIMAL SERVICES – DOGS NEED HELP NOW
Carl Zagona, East Ridge Animal Control Supervisor
czagona01@comcast.net, czagona@eastridgetn.org
East Ridge Animal Services / 1015 Yale St. / East Ridge, TN 37412
Shelter: 423-664-0271, eras@comcast.net

SUMMARY, 9/24/09: Lead ACO Carl Zagona contacted Kinship Circle today asking
us to appeal to rescue groups: 21 dogs from the flood-soaked East Ridge
shelter need foster/adoption ASAP. These animals are unable to remain at
temporary sites much longer.

IF ANY RESCUERS CAN PULL ANY EAST RIDGE DOGS, CONTACT:
Carl Zagona, East Ridge Animal Control Supervisor
423-664-0271 or 423-421-3681
czagona01@comcast.net, czagona@eastridgetn.org

All animals are vaccinated with DA2PP and Bordetella. Most have current
rabies vaccination. Almost all dogs have a “Guardian Angel” who has paid
their adoption fee… We have wonderful animals. Please help us to help
them… Thank you, Carl Zagona, East Ridge Animal Control Supervisor

flood 2
Rocky and Fred are among the animals out of harm’s way — but 21 dogs need
relocation now. SEE ALL ANIMALS:
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN360.html
http://www.1-800-save-a-pet.com/shelter71540-pets.html

ON THE GROUND 9/21/09
Carl Zagona, East Ridge Animal Control Supervisor — Tonight our shelter had
3-4 inches of water inside the kennel with more rain coming… We’ve moved
all dogs (25) to local animal hospitals but we need rescue help fast because
we are unsure how long we can leave these animals at the hospitals.

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
East Ridge Animal Services / 1015 Yale St. / East Ridge, TN 37412

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2. GEORGIA
GEORGIA SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Joan Sammond, Director, Georgia SPCA: joan@georgiaspc.org
1175 Hwy 23 Suite 109 / Suwanee, GA 30024
office: 678-765-2726; fax: 678-765-2729
email: petresQfoster@aol.com * http://www.georgiaspca.org

SUMMARY 9/22/09: Georgia SPCA is the lead agency on the ground for flood-affected
regions of hard-hit Georgia. They’ve opened an emergency shelter for animal
flood victims, including those whose guardians were forced to evacuate. The
shelter is located in Columbus, about 90 miles south of Atlanta.
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GEORGIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (GEMA)
404-635-7000; Administrative Services: 404-656-5514
http://www.gema.ga.gov

SUMMARY 9/23/09: Kinship Circle has registered with the state as a potential
resource to call upon for animal flood relief. At this time there has been
no request for out-of-state volunteers.
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BARROW COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
610 Barrow Park Dr. / Winder, GA 30680
office: 770-307-3012; fax: 770-867-1660
http://www.barrowpets.net/
http://www.myspace.com/BarrowBuddies
http://www.Petfinder.com/shelters/GA261.html
http://www.NeedfulSouls.org/main/categories.php?cat_id=292

SUMMARY 9/23/09: Forwarded from: EdgyinJax@aol.com — The shelter has
flooded and is closed to the public. Need help now. Not only flood water,
but the sewer drains have backed up as well. The officers are working off
one computer… There are others not on this current list who have come in
since the photos were taken. Any help is urgently needed for them. There is
no list currently available for those held over due to the circumstances.

flood 3
Barrow Co. is full and they are doubling up the pens. Please save a life if
you can. *Animals are required to be held for only 5 days so if you are
interested in a certain animal please call the shelter as soon as possible.
SEE ALL ANIMALS: http://www.barrowpets.net/

DROP OFF OR SHIP SUPPLIES TO:
Barrow County Animal Control
610 Barrow Park Dr. / Winder, GA 30680
office: 770-307-3012; fax: 770-867-1660

SUPPLY NEEDS:
* Kitty litter
* Towels
* Cardboard boxes that hold a case of drinks, chewy dog treats, etc.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS:
Call/email for a list of animals still in need if you can help.
770-307-3012
cwatkins@barrowga.org, mbeckemeyer@barrowga.org, mburrell@barrowga.org
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COBB COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
1060 Al Bishop Drive / Marietta, Georgia 30008
ph: 770-499-4136; fax: 770-590-5620
Cpt. Jeff Patellis, Dept of Public Safety: 770-590-5602
http://animalcontrol.cobbcountyga.gov/

SUMMARY 9/22/09: [THIS INFORMATION HAS NOT BEEN VERIFIED]
Forwarded from: EdgyinJax@aol.com, jennparr@juno.com — Cobb AC is in a
crisis due to the flooding… They have taken in 50 dogs since yesterday,
scores of cats, more coming in and they can’t hold. Please go to the
shelter, they don’t have a lot of time for taking phone calls. Please don’t
let this natural disaster turn into a worse disaster for the animals!

Some are in temporary boarding covered by a Good Samaritan with limited
funds… They are only TEMPORARILY safe and still need a rescue or adopter
immediately! Please donate to help cover boarding, which adds up quickly.

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
Cobb County Animal Control / 1060 Al Bishop Drive / Marietta, Georgia 30008

flood 4
SEE ALL ANIMALS: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/GA50.html

IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP SAVE A LIFE, PLEASE CONTACT:
Cindy Ganues — Cynthia.Ganues@cobbcounty.org
ph: 770-590-5621; fax: 770-590-5620
OR Shannon Witt — Shannon.Witt@cobbcounty.org
ph: 770-590-5624; fax: 770-590-5620

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3. ALABAMA
HALE COUNTY SHELTER
Dee Sullins, Director
20 Corrections Drive / Greensboro, AL 36744
office: 334-624-8120; email: kernansullins@yahoo.com

SUMMARY 9/22/04: Hale County told Kinship Circle it experienced minor water
on their cat area floor, but that floor drains alleviated any buildup. They
are currently fine, but appreciate Kinship Circle’s offer to help.
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ADAR ANIMAL RESCUE
8051 Laurel Oaks Lane / Tuscaloosa, AL
205-759-1100 * http://www.adarrescue.com/homepage.html

SUMMARY 9/23/09: This rescue reports that all animals are in good shape, but
would notify Kinship Circle if circumstances change.
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TUSCALOOSA METRO ANIMAL SHELTER
3140 35th Sreet / Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-5411
205-752-9101 * http:www.metroanimalshelter.org

HUMANE SOCIETY OF WEST ALABAMA
1515 Veterans Memorial Pkwy / Tuscaloosa, AL 35404-4703
205-554-0011 * http://www.humanesocietyofwa.org

BIBB COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
134 Bibb Lane / Brent, AL 35034
bibbcountyanimalshelter@gmail.com

SUMMARY 9/23/09: Kinship Circle was unable to reach anyone directly at the
shelters (above) in flood-affected parts of Alabama, but provided
information to contact us if volunteers or supplies are needed.

flood.0922
Photographer Curtis Compton. A motorist abandons her flooded vehicle on I-85
South at Spaghetti Junction during rush hour, 9/21/09.
http://projects.ajc.com.coxnewsweb.com/gallery/view/metro/ajc-photo-stories092209/

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4. MISSISSIPPI
MISSISSIPPI ANIMAL RESCUE
5221 Greenway Drive Ext. / Jackson, MS 39204
601-969-1631; DebraB@netdoor.com
http://www.msarl.org/

SUMMARY: MS Animal Rescue requires no out-of-state aid at this time, but
asked to join Kinship Circle’s mailing list for updates.

CITY OF JACKSON ANIMAL SHELTER
658 S Jefferson Street / Jackson, MS
601-960-1774

SUMMARY: The police report that Jackson City Shelter is fine.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF LEFLORE COUNTY
P.O. Box 620 / Greenwood, Mississippi 38935
662-453-8085

SUMMARY: Left info to contact us if volunteers or supplies are needed.

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*   DONATE SECURELY ONLINE: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

*   DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
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ANIMALS IN CALIFORNIA FIRES – AN OVERVIEW

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

9/2/09: Animals In California Fires – An Overview

  1. Animal Acres Update
  2. Wildlife Waystation
  3. Pasadena Humane Society
  4. Shambala Big Cat Sanctuary
  5. Horses Ride Out Fire At Pierce College Equestrian Center
  6. Fire Evacuation Sites That Accept Animals


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1. Animal Acres Update
Animal Acres / 5200 Escondido Canyon Rd / Acton, CA 93510
661-269-5404 * info@animalacres.org * http://animalacres.org


LT: Pigs get a drink at the evac site. RT: Animals rest at their evacuation
center near Palmdale, Calif. Farm animals evacuated because of Station fire:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/08/animal-acres-acton-station-fire-evacuate.html

ON THE GROUND:
SITUATION CONTAINED. STANDBY VOLS NEEDED FOR RETURN TRANSPORT.
Frank Allen, Animal Acres’ manager, tells Kinship Circle all animals are
safely evacuated to one site. Volunteers will be needed when time to
transport animals back to Animals Acres — a task that may be more difficult
than the evacuation itself, since everyone is spread out.

Frank will not risk moving animals until the fires are 95% contained and out
of the area. As in any crisis situation, we ask for your patience and
flexibility…as circumstances can change in a heartbeat.

UPDATE FROM ANIMAL ACRES FOUNDER LORRI HOUSTON:
“We are safe and all animals have been relocated… The past two days,
volunteers have installed wire lines directly to the animal enclosures,
constructed additional pen areas, and moved cleaning, health care, and feed
supplies and  equipment to the evacuation site — as it now appears that the
sanctuary animals will not be able to return until September 15 or later.“

Animal Acres needs $$ for construction of shade shelters and automatic
waters, as animals will be at the evac site awhile in high temperatures.

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
http://www.animalacres.org/donate.html
Animal Acres / 5200 Escondido Canyon Rd / Acton, CA 93510

TO BE AN ANIMALS ACRES STANDBY VOLUNTEER:
KINSHIP CIRCLE is recruiting/managing standby volunteers for Animal Acres
SEND INFO BELOW TO: info@kinshipcircle.org

– FIRST & LAST NAME:
– PHONE NUMBERS:
– EMAIL ADDRESS:
– FULL ADDRESS:
SUBJECT LINE: Animal Acres Volunteer

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2. Wildlife Waystation
Wildlife Waystation / 14831 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd / Sylmar, CA 91342
818-899-5201 * http://www.wildlifewaystation.org


White tiger waits to be evacuated. Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times.
Wildlife Waystation evacuates exotic animals from Little Tujunga Canyon
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/09/animals-waystation-fires.html

ON THE GROUND:
Wildlife Waystation tells Kinship Circle they’re doing fine — except for a
continuing need for LARGE, STURDY CAGES for lions, tigers, bears. They also
need monetary donations to sustain animals during the evacuation and return
transport. Wildlife Waystation, in Little Tujunga Canyon, is a 160-acre home
to over 400 animals, including tigers, lions, bears, chimpanzees.

Contrary to alerts circulating the internet, Wildlife Waystation reports:
“All of our animals are safe. Although the fire is dangerously close, we are
fully staffed. Emergency crews have worked around the clock to preserve our
safety.” Spokesperson Jerry Brown says they have personnel, trucks and
trailers to evacuate — the most pressing needs now are funds and the
giant-sized transport crates needed to move the remaining big cats.

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
http://www.wildlifewaystation.org * 818-899-5201
Wildlife Waystation / 14831 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd / Sylmar, CA 91342

SUPPLIES TO:
CALL 818-899-5201
DO NOT DROP OFF, CALL FIRST to ensure clearance.
Some areas are designated no-go zones due to fires.

SUPPLY NEEDS:
* Large cages able to hold an approx. 400 pound lion or tiger
* CALL 818-899-5201

VOLUNTEER NEEDS:
No volunteers are needed at this time.


Wildlife Waystation founder Martine Colette tries to comfort 13 chimpanzees
loaded into cages for transport to a safe holding location at the L.A. Zoo.
Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times

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3. Pasadena Humane Society
361 S Raymond Ave. / Pasadena, CA 91105-2687
626-792-7151 * http://www.pasadenahumane.org/site/PageServer

ON THE GROUND:
Pasadena Humane Society is the primary local agency for companion animals.
“As of 9/1/09, we had already taken in more than 360 frightened and confused
animals from evacuated areas. Staff remains available round the clock to
accept these evacuees.” They need monetary donations to feed, shelter and
care for animals affected by the Station fires.

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
https://secure3.convio.net/phs/site/Donation2?1340.donation=form1&df_id=1340
361 S Raymond Ave. / Pasadena, CA 91105-2687

DROP OFF OR SHIP SUPPLIES TO:
361 S Raymond Ave. / Pasadena, CA 91105-2687

SUPPLY NEEDS:
* Wet and dry cat food
* Wet and dry dog food

VOLUNTEER NEEDS:
No volunteers are needed at this time.

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4. Shambala Big Cat Sanctuary
Shambala Preserve / 6867 Soledad Canyon Rd. / Acton, CA 93510
661-268-0380 * http://www.shambala.org/


Michael Jackson’s beloved tigers Thriller and Sabu living out their
lives at Shambala Preserve in Acton, Calif. http://www.shambala.org/

ON THE GROUND:
Shambala’s resident lions, tigers and other animals are (hopefully) staying
put. LA Times Blogs says Chris Gallucci, Shambala’s vice president of
operations, told colleagues at L.A. Now that the sanctuary staff “have
everything to fight fires on this property” and that they perform elaborate
fire drills every six weeks to ready themselves for an event like the
Station fire. The preserve has dozens of steel evacuation crates if 64 big
cats need to be moved. It also has a 22,000-gallon water tank, a lake and a
complete fire road around the 80-acre site, Gallucci said…

SEND MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
CLICK DONATE from this page: http://www.shambala.org/
The Roar Foundation / PO Box 189 / Acton, CA  93510

SUPPLIES TO:
No request for supplies at this time.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS:
No volunteers are needed at this time.

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5. Horses Ride Out Fire At Pierce College Equestrian Ctr
Los Angeles Pierce College / 6201 Winnetka Ave / Woodland Hills, CA 91371
818-347-0551 * http://www.piercecollege.edu/


ON THE GROUND:
9/1/09 — Horses are being accepted at Pierce College Equestrian Center, as
the Station Fire continues to force area evacuations. 88 horses have found
safe haven, while there are accommodations for up to 200. Large animals
including a cow, a boar, four lamas and two sheep have also taken shelter at
Pierce, however remaining space is reserved for horses.

EMERGENCY CENTER GUIDELINES:
* No stallions
* Bring horse, owner name and phone number
* Bring a water tub and medicines for your animal
* Bring feed if you can

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6. Fire Evacuation Sites That Accept Animals


STATION FIRE: Los Angeles County animal shelter evacuates goats from an
Acton ranch along Soledad Canyon Road. Residents and animals were evacuated
from the area as fire advanced. Photo by David Crane/Daily News Staff

EVACUATION CENTERS FOR LARGE & SMALL ANIMALS:
SOURCE: http://cbs2.com/tv/Morris.Fire.Update.2.1146019.html

– La Canada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada

– Loma Alta County Park at Lincoln and Loma Alta, Altadena

– Pasadena Humane Society, 361 S. Raymond, Pasadena
See listing #3 in this newsletter.

– Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Rd,  Agoura, CA 91301
Small animals * 818-991-0071

– Lancaster Animal Shelter, 5210 W Ave I,  Lancaster, CA 93536
Small animals * 661-940-4191

– Sunland Park Evacuation Center, Verdugo Hills High School, 10625 Planview
Ave., Tujunga, CA  / Small animals

– Los Angeles East Valley Animal Shelter, 13131 Sherman Way, North Hollywood
888-452-7381 * http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA767.html

– L.A. County Animal Care & Control, Baldwin Park, 4275 N. Elton St.
626-430-2378 * http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA671.html

– Glendale Humane Society, 401 N. Verdugo, Glendale
http://www.glendalehumane.org/
“Casitas Cat Hotel will provide boarding for cats affected by the fires.
Please contact them directly at 323-664-7115 or 818-468-7825 after hours.
Glendale Humane will monitor its message lines each hour throughout the
evening. Please leave a message: 818-242-1128.”

– Pierce College, 39055 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills
Horses, donkeys and mules ONLY. See listing #5 in this newsletter.

– Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 West Avenue H, Lancaster 93536
Large animals.

– Hansem Dam Equestrian Center
Large animals. Call 818-756-9323 for more information.

FOR ANIMAL EVAC INFORMATION IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY:
Mary Lukens, Angora Station: 818-706-5883

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Your tax-deductible donation lets us network reliably during animal
disasters. Thanks for keeping us in touch, so we can bring you breaking
news, ways to help, and volunteer deployments (when activated to do so).

*   DONATE SECURELY ONLINE: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

*   DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130

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UPDATE – STANDBY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW

8/31/09: UPDATE – Standby Volunteers Needed Now
Animal Acres Preps For 2nd Evacuation As Fire Nears

Animal acres banner
http://www.animalacres.org/gallery.html, Sanctuary critters at Animal Acres

TO BE AN ANIMALS ACRES STANDBY VOLUNTEER:
KINSHIP CIRCLE is recruiting/managing standby volunteers for Animal Acres
SEND INFO BELOW TO: info@kinshipcircle.org

– FIRST & LAST NAME:
– PHONE NUMBERS:
– EMAIL ADDRESS:
– FULL ADDRESS:
SUBJECT LINE: Animal Acres Volunteer

50/50 CHANCE ANIMAL ACRES NEEDS TO RE-EVACUATE ANIMALS
8/31/09 — AUTHORIZED BY FRANK ALLEN, ANIMAL ACRES
Susie V Kaufman, Animal Acres Evacuation Coordinator, susie@jarrettlennon.com

Evacuation Site #2 is now potentially in the path of the Station Fire, which
is heading due north towards Palmdale (where all the animals, except sheep
and goats, are). The sheep and goats are still at Animal Acres.

As of 2:07PM, Monday, 31 August 2009, Frank Allen has asked everyone to be
on alert for a second evacuation. He has also asked that NO ONE CALL HIM.
Instead, he wants everyone to be on strong standby, and await a phone call
and/or email to deploy.

ADDRESS FOR EVACUATION SITE #2 IS:
10955 Hillview Lane
Littlerock, California 93543

DIRECTIONS TO EVACUATION SITE #2 FROM LOS ANGELES AREA:
– 5 or 405 or 210 to…
– Highway 14 toward Palmdale
– Exit 30 (Pearblossom Hwy) – 0.7 miles
– Merge onto Sierra Hwy – 0.8 miles
– Continue on Pearblossom Hwy – 4.5 miles
– Slight right at 138/Pearblossom Hwy – 5.8 miles
– Turn right at 106th St E – 2.1 miles
– Turn left at Butterfield Stage Rd – 0.2 miles
– Slight left at Hillview Lane – 0.2 miles
– Turn left – evacuation site on right – 213 feet

All exits on the 14 have been closed since yesterday. HOWEVER, Animal Acres
evacuation helpers now have official permission to cross the blockade. When
you reach the exit, approach one of the CHP blockade officers, identify
yourself, and explain that you’re there to help with the re-evacuation.

TO BE AN ANIMALS ACRES STANDBY VOLUNTEER:
Email info@kinshipcircle.org
– FIRST & LAST NAME:
– PHONE NUMBERS:
– EMAIL ADDRESS:
– FULL ADDRESS:
SUBJECT LINE: Animal Acres Volunteer

==================================================================
Supplies/Equipment Needed For Animal Acres

* Trucks, SUVs
* Trailers
* Pickup trucks with camper shells (for the birds)
* Carriers for the birds (chickens, turkeys, etc.)
* Large water bowls
* People good with herding (we don’t want hysterics)
* Animal soothers (vet techs?)
* Bedding
* Water (garden) hoses
* Food and water / Large food-water containers
* Vegan food and water (for volunteers)
* Anything else you can think of that might be needed at an evacuation site,
or for DURING the re-evacuation

CALL BEFORE SHOWING UP AT ANIMAL ACRES — 661-212-4647
PLEASE CALL before you make the drive, as events can/will change faster than
emails and phone calls can be transmitted — 661-212-4647

DO NOT CALL 661-212-4647 for additional info; this is to be used only if you
need up-to-the-second updates BECAUSE you are about to bring in equipment!

DIRECTIONS TO ANIMAL ACRES:
Animal Acres
5200 Escondido Canyon Rd
Acton, CA 93510
http://animalacres.org
661-269-5404, info@animalacres.org

Interstate 5 North to Highway 14 North
(Antelope Valley Hwy towards Lancaster/Palmdale)
Take the RED ROVER MINE ROAD exit
The short exit will curve hard to the right
Take the first immediate LEFT
(you will be on Ward Road, which is only a block in length)
Ward Road dead-ends at ESCONDIDO CANYON ROAD
Turn LEFT onto ESCONDIDO CANYON ROAD
Animal Acres is the first farm on the left. Look for buildings with red
tiled roofs and mailboxes in front of dirt driveway.

MONETARY DONATIONS TO ANIMAL ACRES:
http://www.animalacres.org/donate.html


Animal Acres is a Los Angeles farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate living center directed by Farm Sanctuary co-founder Lorri Houston.

==================================================================
Help Fund Kinship Circle Communicate During Disasters
Your tax-deductible donation lets us network reliably during animal
disasters. Thanks for keeping us in touch, so we can bring you breaking
news, ways to help, and volunteer deployments (when activated to do so).

*   DONATE SECURELY ONLINE: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

*   DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130

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SUBSCRIBE NOW – FOR BREAKING NEWS & ACTION:
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subscribe@kinshipcircle.org
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Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid Network: disasteraid@kinshipcircle.org
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ANIMAL ACRES EVACUATES IN THE PATH OF FIRES

8/30/09: Animal Acres Evacuates In The Path Of Fires

  1. California Wildfires Move NW, Toward Animal Acres
  2. Be On Emergency Standby With Animal Acres
  3. Supplies/Equipment/Volunteers Needed For Animal Acres



Pets get help as flames approach: Rose Mary Berman of Palos Verdes Estates
feeds a carrot to Norman one of 15 horses evacuated to Ernie Howlett Park in
Rolling Hills Estates. Donna Littlejohn/Daily Breeze,
http://www.dailybreeze.com/latestnews/ci_13226056

==================================================================
1. California Wildfires Move NW, Toward Animal Acres

8/29/09 – 8/30/09, PRESENT SITUATION / NOTES:
Fire moves toward Acton as officials hope for lower temperatures:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/08/fire-moves-toward-acton-as-off
icials-hope-for-slightly-cooling-temperatures.html

The strongest part of the Station fire burning in Angeles National Forest
and La Canada Flintridge area is moving northwest of the park toward Acton,
California, said Jennifer Sanchez of the U.S. Forest Service. [ANIMAL ACRES
IS LOCATED IN ACTON]. Evacuations for some Acton residents are in place…

Since it began 8/26/09, the Station fire has burned 35,200 acres and
prompted mandatory evacuations of 10,000 homes, according to Forest Service.


http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2009-08/48663340.jpg

AUTHORIZED BY FRANK ALLEN, ANIMAL ACRES
Susie V Kaufman, Animal Acres Evacuation Coordinator
susie@jarrettlennon.com

8/30/09 — There is a mandatory evacuation in order on the northeast side of
Acton. Animal Acres has begun the evacuation process. Currently, horses and
donkeys are in the initial process of being moved from Animal Acres to
Evacuation Site #2. The following is still only POSSIBLE: The next to be
moved will be cows, followed by sheep, goats, and pigs, then birds. They
will be moved to Evacuation Site #1. I know nothing about the emus.

==================================================================
2. Be On Emergency Standby With Animal Acres

8/30/09 — Susie Kaufman writes: To be added to Animal Acres evacuation
alert spreadsheet, email susie@jarrettlennon.com
– YOUR FULL NAME
– ALL PHONE NUMBERS
– EMAIL ADDRESS
– WHAT TYPE HELP YOU CAN OFFER (i.e., transportation, handling, soothing,
temporary shelter, food and water [and containers], etc.)

To be included in a special list of others to contact in case of such an
emergency evacuation, please let me know that, as well. The more who can be
involved quickly, the better for our animal friends: susie@jarrettlennon.com

==================================================================
3. Supplies/Equipment/Volunteers Needed For Animal Acres

8/30/09 — Susie V Kaufman, Animal Acres Evacuation Coordinator, writes:
This list is incomplete, because Frank Allen is physically herding the
donkeys and horses right this minute…

URGENT NEEDS FOR ANIMAL ACRES:
* Trucks
* Trailers
* Pickup trucks with camper shells (for the birds)
* Carriers for the birds (chickens, turkeys, etc.)
* Large water bowls
* People good with herding (we don’t want hysterics)
* Animal soothers
* Bedding
* Food
* Water hoses

CALL BEFORE SHOWING UP AT ANIMAL ACRES — 661-212-4647
PLEASE CALL before you make the drive, as events can/will change faster than
emails and phone calls can be transmitted — 661-212-4647

DO NOT CALL 661-212-4647 for additional info; this is to be used only if you
need up-to-the-second updates BECAUSE you are about to bring in equipment!

DIRECTIONS TO ANIMAL ACRES:
Animal Acres
5200 Escondido Canyon Rd
Acton, CA 93510
http://animalacres.org
661-269-5404, info@animalacres.org

Interstate 5 North to Highway 14 North
(Antelope Valley Hwy towards Lancaster/Palmdale)
Take the RED ROVER MINE ROAD exit
The short exit will curve hard to the right
Take the first immediate LEFT
(you will be on Ward Road, which is only a block in length)
Ward Road dead-ends at ESCONDIDO CANYON ROAD
Turn LEFT onto ESCONDIDO CANYON ROAD
Animal Acres is the first farm on the left. Look for buildings with red
tiled roofs and mailboxes in front of dirt driveway.

MONETARY DONATIONS TO ANIMAL ACRES:
http://www.animalacres.org/donate.html


Lorri Houston enjoys a ‘critter cuddle’ with Jamie.
Animal Acres is a Los Angeles farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate
living center directed by Farm Sanctuary co-founder Lorri Houston.

==================================================================
Help Fund Kinship Circle Communicate During Disasters
Your tax-deductible donation lets us network reliably during animal
disasters. Thanks for keeping us in touch, so we can bring you breaking
news, ways to help, and volunteer deployments (when activated to do so).

*   DONATE SECURELY ONLINE: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

*   DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130

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KINSHIP CIRCLE is a 501c3 public charity. Donations are tax-deductible.

SUBSCRIBE NOW – FOR BREAKING NEWS & ACTION:
Kinship Circle Primary:
subscribe@kinshipcircle.org
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Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid Network: disasteraid@kinshipcircle.org
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FOR HURRICANE KATRINA’S ANIMAL VICTIMS AND HUMAN RESCUERS

August 29, 2005 – August 29, 2009
For Hurricane Katrina’s animal victims and human rescuers


THIS IS FOR YOU… By Brenda Shoss

August 29, 2005 marks the day Hurricane Katrina cast
people and animals adrift in a sea of loss and despair.
When the levees broke, a singular scream grew from
dark waters, drowning out reason. Erasing hope.

Who would hear their cries, faint as ashes
lost in fragments? Who would see their
desperation — locked behind doors, bound to
fence posts, stranded on rooftops?


Thousands searched for familiar faces.
But eyes turned cloudy when no one came.
Huddled in bathtubs. Hidden behind walls.
A tail wagged…and a soft purr rose
from the rubble to merge with the wind.

Who would hear them?
Our government did not.
Who would see them?
Our law enforcers did not.
Who would return for them?

You did.


Who has no money, but jumped on a plane.
Drove cross-country, packed to the roof…
Because you were the one a dog needed
You were the hands a cat waited for
You were their food, their water, their love.

This is for you
Who read every word
Networked and planned
To salvage small hearts
Left in the storm.

This is for you
For every mile traveled
For every life saved.


KINSHIP CIRCLE
ACTION CAMPAIGNS * EDUCATION * ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
http://www.KinshipCircle.org * http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

SUBSCRIBE NOW – FOR BREAKING NEWS & ACTION:
Kinship Circle Primary:
subscribe@kinshipcircle.org
Action campaigns on animal cruelty issues worldwide
Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid Network: disasteraid@kinshipcircle.org
Animal rescue coordination/news in disasters + companion animal alerts.

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UPDATE: ANIMALS EVACUATED IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY FLOOD

8/6/09 UPDATE:
Animals Evacuated In Louisville, Kentucky Flood

  1. Evacuated Animals Return To Flood-Damaged Shelter
  2. UPDATE FOR POTENTIAL VOLUNTEERS
  3. Supplies To Louisville Shelter Or Feeders Supply – NOT TO FAIRGROUNDS


KY 1
Kittens peer from their cage at a temporary shelter at the Kentucky Fair and
Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009. Dozens of
cats and dogs were displaced when floodwaters overtook the animal shelter
during heavy rains Tuesday, 8/4/09. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

==================================================================
1. Evacuated Animals Return To Flood-Damaged Shelter

8/6/09 – PRESENT SITUATION / NOTES:
Yesterday we alerted you to 8/4/09 floods that drowned 10 kittens and one
dog in their cages at Louisville Metro Animal Services Shelter in Kentucky.
Metro Director Giles Meloche, his staff and volunteers rescued and
transferred about 250 dogs and 300 cats to temporary housing at Kentucky
Fair and Exposition Center.

Today, we’ve learned that all of displaced animals are returning to the
flood-damaged shelter. Our Metro Animal Shelter contact reports: “We no
longer need volunteers at the fairgrounds as we are moving animals back to
the shelter. However, we do need clean-up help at the shelter.”

KY2KY3
Pictures of Metro Animal Services Flooded Shelter
http://www.louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices/floodphotos.htm

==================================================================
2. UPDATE FOR POTENTIAL VOLUNTEERS

8/6/09 – VOLUNTEERS TO WORK AT DAMAGED SHELTER
Volunteers now report to the flood-damaged Metro Animal Shelter, NOT the
Fairgrounds (as in our 8/5/09 alert). Kentucky area volunteers are
especially needed, but out-of-towners can be put to work.

If you’re interested, send us the information below. Check the Louisville
Metro Animal Services website for updates:
http://www.louisvilleky.gov/animalservices/flooding_donations

1. Send info below to: info@kinshipcircle.org, pawsitivedirections@yahoo.com
**Please send to both emails**
YOUR NAME:
YOUR EMAIL:
YOUR PHONE:
YOUR MAILING ADDRESS:
TYPE IN SUBJECT LINE: KY Volunteer

2. Quickly fill out Kinship Circle’s online form:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/volunteer/default.html
* If you submitted your form in the past, please do NOT send it again.
* We cannot send volunteers unless we have your form on file.

==================================================================
3. Donations No Longer Accepted At Fairgrounds. Send To…

8/6/09 – DONATIONS/SUPPLIES STILL NEEDED FOR LOUISVILLE SHELTER
Donations are no longer accepted at the Fairgrounds; only the Shelter and
Louisville area Feeders Supply locations. SEE BELOW

***MONETARY DONATIONS
MAIL TO: Louisville Metro Animal Services
c/o The Animal Care Fund
3705 Manslick Road; Louisville, KY 40215
http://www.louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices/

DONATE ONLINE: Select: Animal Services
https://secure.kentucky.gov/renewalservices/louisvilleMetroDonation/Default.aspx

***SUPPLIES
SHIPPING TO & SUPPLY DROP-OFF: LOUISVILLE METRO ANIMAL SERVICES
3705 Manslick Road
Louisville, KY 40215-1409
http://www.louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices/

SUPPLY DROP-OFF ONLY: Any Feeders Supply locations in Louisville
Locations/Addresses: http://www.feederssupply.com/Store%20Info/locations.htm

KY4
Delsie Williams petted a dog at West Wing Pavilion at the Fairgrounds, which
had become a temporary animal shelter due to flooding at the Metro Animal
Services building. (Aaron Borton, Special to The Courier-Journal) 8/5/09.

ITEMS NEEDED FOR METRO ANIMAL SERVICES:
*    Large & XL Crates (largest size wire crates possible)
*    Food of All Kinds
*    Bleach / Dish Detergent
*    Towels / Old Blankets and Comforters
*    Box Fans or Larger Fans
*    Heavy Duty Garbage Bags / Zip Ties
*    Hand Sanitizer
*    Scrub Brushes
*    Chainsaw
*    Weedeater
*    Pressure washer
*    Industrial Style Mops & Buckets
*    Cat Litter (Feline Pine or similiar if possible)
*    Small Cardboard Trays (like for Red Bull, to serve as litter pans)
*    Pet Shampoo / Pet Grooming Supplies / Groomer’s Dryer
*    A Digital Camera
*    Stainless Steel Bowls
*    Cardboard
*    Volunteer T-shirts / Food & Drink for Volunteers
*    Donations from local commercial laundry service companies (to wash bedding)
Common Medical Items:
*   Gauze (3×3 & 4×4) / Bandaging Material
*    Rubbing Alcohol / Peroxide
*    Digital Thermometers
*    Distilled Water
Office Equipment and Appliances:
*    Computers / Printers
*    General Office Supplies – paper, pens, etc.
*    Washer and Dryer
*    Refrigerators (2)
CHECK FOR UPDATES:
http://www.louisvilleky.gov/animalservices/flooding_donations

SOURCE: Kinship Circle contacts at Louisville Metro Animal Services

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Help Fund Kinship Circle Communication In Disasters
Your tax-deductible donation lets us network reliably during animal
disasters. Thanks for keeping us in touch, so we can bring you breaking
news, ways to help, and volunteer deployments (when activated to do so).

*   DONATE SECURELY ONLINE: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

*   DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130

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ANIMALS EVACUATED IN KENTUCKY FLOOD, VOLUNTEERS/SUPPLIES NEEDED

8/5/09: Animals Evacuated In Kentucky Flood,
Volunteers/Supplies Needed

  1. 600 Flood Evacuated Animals (+ Others) Need Aid
  2. READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER
  3. Send Donations/Supplies For Animal Flood Victims
  4. KY Humane Society Opens Doors To Flood Cats, Dogs


KY shelter 1
8/4/09: Vickie Mahoney, a volunteer at the shelter six days
a week, carried out the last dog from the flooded shelter. She said the
animals are like her babies. (By Pam Spauldng, The Courier-Journal)

==================================================================
1. 600 Flood Evacuated Animals (+ Others) Need Aid
SOURCE: 8/4/09, Shelter flooded, some animals drown
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090804/PETS/908040343/1008/rss01

PRESENT SITUATION / NOTES:
Flooding drowned 10 kittens and one dog in their cages at Louisville Metro
Animal Services shelter 8/4/09.
Director Giles Meloche led an effort to
rescue animals and then supervised the transfer of about 250 dogs and 300
cats from the shelter to temporary housing at the Kentucky Fair and
Exposition Center. [NO animals remain at the water-soaked shelter].

“The water came up so fast,” Meloche said. “It went from three inches to
three feet in about 30 minutes.” Capt. Wayne Zelinsky, an officer with
Animal Services, said about 20 people worked frantically to save the animals
as the water rose. “By the time we got to the (second) building, the dogs’
heads were the only thing above water,” Zelinsky said.

Meloche said kittens who drowned were on the floor and couldn’t climb above
rising water, as their mother did. He said he wasn’t sure of circumstances
surrounding the dog’s drowning. The dog was found dead. Spokeswoman Jackie
Gulbe said it is unclear when they can be returned to the shelter.

==================================================================
2. READ THIS IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER
SOURCE: Kinship Circle’s contacts at Metro Animal Services in Louisville, KY

KINSHIP CIRCLE IS COMPILING A VOLUNTEER LIST FOR METRO ANIMAL SERVICES
If you want to be on standby to volunteer, please follow 2 quick steps:

1. Send info below to: info@kinshipcircle.org, pawsitivedirections@yahoo.com
**Please send to both emails**
YOUR NAME:
YOUR EMAIL:
YOUR PHONE:
YOUR MAILING ADDRESS:
*We must receive your volunteer form (at link below) too.

2. Quickly fill out Kinship Circle’s online form:
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/volunteer/default.html

Once your information has been submitted, Louisville Metro Animal Services
will contact you for details. They DO need volunteers.

==================================================================
3. Send Donations/Supplies For Animal Flood Victims
SOURCE: Kinship Circle contacts at Louisville Metro Animal Services

***MONETARY DONATIONS
MAIL TO:
Louisville Metro Animal Services
c/o The Animal Care Fund
3705 Manslick Road; Louisville, KY 40215
http://www.louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices/

OR DONATE ONLINE:
https://secure.kentucky.gov/renewalservices/louisvilleMetroDonation/Default.aspx
Select: Animal Services

***SUPPLIES
Kinship Circle’s contact at Louisville Metro Animal Services asks that
donated supplies go to any of three locations:

SHIPPING ADDRESS & SUPPLY DROP-OFF:
LOUISVILLE METRO ANIMAL SERVICES
3705 Manslick Road
Louisville, KY 40215-1409
http://www.louisvilleky.gov/AnimalServices/

SUPPLY DROP-OFF ONLY: KENTUCKY FAIR & EXPOSITION CENTER
– Go to the West Wing Pavilion / Enter GATE 4 off Crittenden Drive
– Kentucky State Fair & Exposition Center is off Hwy 264 (Watterson
Expressway), near the airport. Follow signs to fairgrounds:
Kentucky State Fair & Exposition Center
937 Phillips Lane; Louisville, KY 40209-1398
502-367-5000; http://www.kyfairexpo.org

SUPPLY DROP-OFF ONLY: Any Feeders Supply locations in Louisville
Locations/Addresses: http://www.feederssupply.com/Store%20Info/locations.htm

ITEMS NEEDED FOR METRO ANIMAL SERVICES:
– Large & XL Crates (largest size wire crates possible)
– Food of all kinds
– Bleach / Dish Detergent / Towels
– Industrial Style Mops & Buckets (6)
– Heavy Duty Garbage Bags / Zip Ties
– Pet Shampoo / Pet Grooming Supplies / Groomer’s Dryer
– Hand Sanitizer
– A Digital Camera
– Stainless Steel Bowls
– Cat Litter (Feline Pine or similar, if possible)
– Small Cardboard Trays (like for Red Bull, to serve as litter pans)
– Cardboard
– Volunteer T-shirts / Food & Drink for Volunteers
– Donations from local commercial laundry service companies (to wash bedding)
Common Medical Items:
– Gauze (3×3 & 4×4) / Bandaging Material
– Rubbing Alcohol / Peroxide
– Digital Thermometers
– Distilled Water

KY shelter 2KY shelter 3
LT: Photo by Joe Wheeler, Germantown, Louisville, KY mid-morning 8/4/09.
RT: Areas in Western Indiana affected by floodwaters as well… Big Indian
Creek flooding the Big Indian Campground in Crandall, Indiana in Harrison
County. Campers and vehicles underwater. Taken in Crandall, IN by sanhei

==================================================================
4. KY Humane Society Opens Doors To Flood Cats, Dogs
SOURCE: Kentucky Humane Society, http://www.kyhumane.org/

KENTUCKY HUMANE SOCIETY ADMITTING PETS AT THEIR 2 PET RESORTS
KHS will admit owned pets immediately. Those in need must call in advance:
Eastpoint Pet Resort, 502-253-2221 -OR- Fern Creek Pet Resort, 502-499-1910

The KHS Pet Resorts are accepting phone calls between the hours of 9 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Walk-ins cannot be permitted due to the limited availability at
the KHS locations. Priority will be given to those with financial need.

“Flooding has displaced hundreds of local residents, and many are worried
about the well-being of their companion animals,” said Lori Redmon, KHS
President. “We are here to offer assistance by providing temporary shelter
and care for their pets, giving them a peace of mind as we all weather the
aftermath of this natural disaster.”

KY shelter 4
Photo from Kathleen Schulte, 8/4/09

==================================================================
ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM – GET ON FILE NOW
When KC Disaster Aid Network is activated, we need your info for
deployments: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/volunteer/default.html

==================================================================
Help Fund Kinship Circle Communicate In Disasters
Your tax-deductible donation lets us network reliably during animal
disasters. Thanks for keeping us in touch, so we can bring you breaking
news, ways to help, and volunteer deployments (when activated to do so).

*   DONATE SECURELY ONLINE: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/donation

*   DONATE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:
Kinship Circle / 7380 Kingsbury Blvd. / St. Louis, MO 63130

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ACTION CAMPAIGNS * EDUCATION * ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
http://www.KinshipCircle.org * http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters
KINSHIP CIRCLE is a 501c3 public charity. Donations are tax-deductible.

SUBSCRIBE NOW – FOR BREAKING NEWS & ACTION:
Kinship Circle Primary:
subscribe@kinshipcircle.org
Action campaigns on animal cruelty issues worldwide
Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid Network: disasteraid@kinshipcircle.org
Animal rescue coordination/news in disasters + companion animal alerts

UPDATE: 7/15/09
Kitten Cooker Sentence – 1 Year Jail + No Animals For 3 Years

kitten
Cheyenne Cherry tossed her ex-roommate’s kitty, Tiger Lily (above), into the
stove, then left so she didn’t have to hear the cat’s anguished cries.
Photos from nydailynews.com.

FULL STORY: Teen Cheyenne Cherry taunts animal activists after guilty plea for killing kitten in oven
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/07/15/2009-07-15_cheyenne_cherry_taunts_animal_activists_after_getting_plea_deal_killing_kitten_i.html

OFFENDER: Cheyenne Cherry

PLEA: Guilty on animal cruelty and attempted burglary in 5/6/09 killing at
former roommate’s apartment. Cherry and a 14-year-old friend ransacked
Valerie Hernandez’s apartment and trapped her kitten, Tiger Lilly, inside an
activated oven where the animal roasted alive. In court 7/15/09, Cherry
admitted to Judge Margaret Clancy that the younger girl put the cat in the
oven — and “I didn’t let the cat out.”

PENALTY: Plea bargain results in one-year jail sentence. Under the
agreement, Cherry pleaded guilty to two charges in a six-count indictment.
She waived her right to appeal and agreed not to keep a pet for the next
three years. Cherry faces formal sentencing July 31, 2009.

The second girl faces trial in Family Court because of her age. Prosecutor
Jennifer Troiano said Cherry was granted a plea deal because her cohort was
“more culpable” for the crimes.

7/15/09: A heartless kitty killer hissed angrily at animal rights activists,
grinning widely as she took credit for stuffing the helpless pet into a
500-degree oven. “It’s dead, bitch!” snapped an unrepentant Cheyenne Cherry,
sticking her tongue out after a plea bargain that will put her behind bars
for a year in the May 6 killing of tiny Tiger Lily….  REST OF STORY:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/07/15/2009-07-15_cheyenne_cherry_taunts_animal_activists_after_getting_plea_deal_killing_kitten_i.html

KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES
6/11/09: A Kitten’s Last Screams From An Oven
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1837&seriesfirst=true

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SALLIE & ELLIE, HEAT KILLS, FREE ELEPHANTS, KOREA DOG MEAT


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7/16/09, FRIENDS OF KINSHIP CIRCLE – IN THIS ALERT:
1) Help Sallie And Ellie Find Their Forever
2) More Pressure To Free Tina, Jewel, And Queenie
3) No Charges After Chained Dog Roasts Alive In Heat
4) A Truck Stop Is No Place For A Tiger
5) Stop New Primate Breeding Lab In Puerto Rico
6) Protest Korea’s Sanction Of Dogs As Livestock

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Quick-Send Kinship Circle Letter Campaigns

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  2. A ready-to-send message opens in the email software on your computer.
  3. Sign (personalize letter if you have time) and hit send.


TAKE ACTION NOW:
7/10/09: Namibia Seal Slaughter Has One Buyer Left. Stop Him.
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1846&seriesfirst=true

7/4/09: Seven Dogs Perish, Trapped Inside Hot Van
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1844&seriesfirst=true

7/2/09: Outlaw Dog-Cat Killing Squads In China
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1843&seriesfirst=true

6/14/09: NYC To Gas 2,000 Canada Geese, June-July 2009
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1841&seriesfirst=true

6/8/09: Protect ALL Downers: Cows, Pigs, Goats, Sheep…
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1836&seriesfirst=true

5/21/09: Stop Dog Mutilation In Ohio State University Lab
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1832&seriesfirst=true

5/15/09: Shot In The Dark – Australia’s Kangaroo Massacre
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1828&seriesfirst=true

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1) Help Sallie And Ellie Find Their Forever
ALERT WRITER: Kelly Jenkins, jenkins.kelly@gmail.com


Photos by Vickie Richeson and courtesy of the Pet Justice Project. Posted by
Cheri Moon, Best Friends staff. Read Officer Petitt’s assessment of the dogs
and more: http://www.petjustice.org/sallie-ellie.html

BACKGROUND: Kinship Circle member Kelly Jenkins, a former New Orleans
resident, local coordinator for Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO), and now an
attorney in Georgia — is on a mission to place two pit bulls saved by a
rural Georgia police officer. Kelly writes: “This officer is an inspiration
to us here in dogfight/neglect country, as he took a chance to save two
grateful and abused dogs.” Can you help Sallie and Ellie find forever?

FULL STORY: Officer who rescued two abused pit bulls tries to find homes…
http://network.bestfriends.org/campaigns/pitbulls/news.aspx?pID=11674

EXCERPTS (6/30/09, Best Friends Network) — For Officer Bruce Petitt, it was
just a normal day patrolling the town of Wadley, Georgia. But for two very
lucky pit bulls, that June day marked the end of a miserable life tied to a
tree by a four-foot logging chain… The two dogs he found were emaciated
and covered in cuts and scars. They had no shelter, water or food… Even
more disturbing was the sight of a litter of dead puppies just out of reach
of the dogs. “The dog that is now called Ellie had the puppies. They died
because…she couldn’t get to her babies.” says Petitt.

Wadley has no animal control or shelters, but…the two dogs were brought to
the local veterinarian clinic… “Nobody had ever attempted to prosecute an
animal abuse case in this county… Luckily, with a little bit of Internet
research I found a guide for law enforcement that explained how to
successfully prosecute animal abuse,” says Petitt…

Today, Ellie and Sallie are loving, safe dogs reveling in the discovery of
human interaction and love. Pettit says, “My boys (ages 7 and 5) and I go to
the vet clinic and handle them and walk them around, and the dogs lick and
love and do everything that a good dog should do.” Officer Pettit believes
the dogs were born to be family pets and encourages people looking for a
loyal, loving dog to consider these two ladies.

POTENTIAL ADOPTERS OF SALLIE AND/OR ELLIE:
CONTACT Kelly Jenkins: jenkins.kelly@gmail.com, 478-589-7264

Kelly Jenkins: “I am presently trying to find foster and/or permanent
placement for these two. I believe I have one placed in Oregon and continue
to work to find forever for the second. Local rescues donated the dogs’
spays, along with money toward their heartworm treatment. We also have
volunteers standing by to transport these two to their happily ever after.”

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2) More Pressure To Free Tina, Jewel, And Queenie
ALERT WRITER: In Defense Of Animals (IDA), idainfo@idausa.org
http://ida.convio.net/site/MessageViewer?em_id=6301.0&printer_friendly=1


Tina and Jewel with Cole Bros. Circus. USDA inspectors have documented
Animal Welfare Act violations — multiple ankus abuse wounds, eyewitness
reports of beatings… Yet USDA hasn’t upheld its own confiscation
regulations to ensure no further harm to Tina, Jewel and Queenie.

BACKGROUND: Thanks to all [including Kinship Circle activists!] who
contacted Congress and USDA on behalf of Tina, Jewel and Queenie, elephants
suffering at the hands of their trainer, Will Davenport, a chronic violator
of federal animal welfare law. USDA set up a special team to handle all the
calls. We are confident that only a little more pressure can achieve…

TAKE ACTION:
1) Urge your Congressional Representative and Senators to demand that
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s agency confiscate Tina, Jewel and
Queenie and send them to a sanctuary. Ask them to insist that the new
administration correct the USDA’S historic failure to enforce the Animal
Welfare Act in the manner intended when passed four decades ago.
To identify your federal legislators and find contact info, try:
Congress.org – http://www.Congress.org
USA Senate – http://www.senate.gov
USA House of Representatives – http://www.house.gov
Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121

2) Remind USDA to take immediate steps to save these elephants. Ms. Wright
oversees animal welfare enforcement at USDA. If her office is reluctant to
take a message, politely explain that she needs to exercise her supervisory
powers over this situation, before it is too late.
Ann Wright, Deputy Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulation, Department
of Agriculture: ph: 202-720-4256, 202-720-7813; ann.wright@osec.usda.gov

SAMPLE LETTER BY IDA (Kinship Circle did not write this):
Dear Representative and Senators:
I am write in regard to the dire situation involving three circus elephants,
Tina, Jewel and Queenie. New USDA inspection reports indicate that the
health of these elephants continues to deteriorate. They have lost a
combined total of nearly 2,000 pounds in less than a year.

The elephants are reportedly back in Texas, undergoing Tuberculosis testing
and veterinary analysis. Yet, inexplicably, the USDA still leaves the
elephants in the control of Will Davenport, under whose watch the elephants
have become dangerously debilitated not once, but twice in two years. During
this time, the USDA, which is supposed to enforce the AWA, has done little
more than chronicle Mr. Davenport’s repeated failures to provide adequate
veterinary care to the elephants and handle them safely and humanely.

The USDA’s refusal to act in this case, despite their own documentation of
the elephants’ declining health, is unacceptable. The USDA’s claim that it
cannot confiscate these elephants is simply not supported by the facts. As
your constituent I request that you contact the USDA, remind them they’re
empowered to save these elephants, and demand that they do so.

Many thanks for your consideration,
<YOUR FULL NAME, FULL ADDRESS, COUNTRY>

FOR MORE BACKGROUND AND/OR TALKING POINTS:
In Defense of Animals’ latest plea:
http://www.helpelephants.com/pdf/IDA_RESPONSE_TO_VILSACK_06_09_fin.pdf
Unchain Tina, Jewel And Queenie From Circus Slavery
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1813&seriesfirst=true

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3) No Charges After Chained Dog Roasts Alive In Heat
ALERT WRITER: Laura Catterton, Thecattertons@aol.com

TAKE ACTION:
David Morgan, Sheriff
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office; P.O. Box 18770; Pensacola, FL. 32523
ph: 850-436-9630; web form: http://www.escambiaso.com/contactUs.aspx

State’s Attorney, William Eddins
Office of State Attorney; 190 Governmental Center; Pensacola, FL 32501
ph: 850-595-4200; fax: 850-595-4212; Exec. Secretary: kisha_murphy@sa01.org
website: http://sao1.co.escambia.fl.us/contact.htm

SAMPLE LETTER BY Laura Catterton (Kinship Circle did not write this)
RE: Incident # ECSO 09CAD133681 / Officer Jason Barnes ECSO
6/20/09 (between 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM) 827 N. 61st St: Pensacola, FL 32506

Dear Sheriff Morgan,

I bring to your attention a crime that was committed in Pensacola on 6/20/09
in which no criminal charges were filed by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
On 6/20, with a heat index of approximately 105 degrees, a chained dog died
after becoming entangled on a root, thereby making it impossible for the dog
to access water. The dog, a large Newfoundland breed with a heavy coat, had
no shelter and basically cooked to death.

According to records for the address where the dog died on 6/20 (827 N. 61st
St.), Animal Control Officer Jankowski contacted ECSO and Officer Jason
Barnes went out. The ECSO record shows no investigation, no write-up, no
animal cruelty charges filed. ACO Jankowski was forced to issue a mere
citation (Civil Infraction) with mandatory court appearance because Officer
Barnes failed to file any criminal charges.

The dog died in the arms of ACO Jankowski, who recorded: “The dog had water
but could not get to it because it was tangled on a ground stump. I took the
dog off its chain and moved him to the shade. I told the owners to get water
buckets and a hose now. One owner refused to do anything. The second owner
did help out but it was to late the dog died due to the heat.”

Under 2008 Florida Statutes (828.12 Cruelty to animals), deprivation of
“necessary sustenance or shelter” warrants misdemeanor charges. Moreover, a
person whose deliberate actions result in the “cruel death or excessive or
repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering” is guilty of a felony
of the third degree.

I sincerely hope an investigation is underway to bring criminal charges
against the owner(s). If this case doesn’t constitute animal cruelty, what
does in Escambia County? I’d appreciate any assistance in this matter.

Sincerely, <YOUR FULL NAME, FULL ADDRESS, COUNTRY>

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4) A Truck Stop Is No Place For A Tiger
ALERT WRITER: Alicia Graef, http://www.care2.com/causes/author/amgraef/
http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/a-truck-stop-is-no-place-for-a-tiger/


BACKGROUND: Tony the Siberian Bengal tiger sadly resides at Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, LA, as an attraction for his owner Michael Sandlin.
Previously, Sandlin had violated a public ordinance that prevents people
from owning and displaying wild/exotic animals. This also kept the state’s
Wildlife and Fishery Dept. from granting him a permit to own Tony. When they gave Sandlin 30 days to find Tony a new home, he instead filed a lawsuit.

Iberville Parish Council chose to amend the ordinance to legalize keeping a
tiger, instead of enforcing their own laws. So, Tony isn’t going anywhere.

Tony’s champions, including Care2 member Sky Williamson, have joined forces with Big Cat Rescue to move Tony to their accredited wildlife preserve…Williamson, who stumbled upon the truck stop in 2005, says, “It took me down to my knees. There were 15 big trucks lined up nearby, all of them running. The smell was horrid. There was feces all over the cage.”

Sandlin has 20 years worth of USDA violations including unsanitary feeding
practices, mishandling tigers, failure to provide clean water, adequate
shelter, veterinary care…and most recently (2007), failure to clean cages
and maintain adequate sanitation.

The ordinance was amended with conditions that Sandlin improve Tony’s living space. However, Williamson says he’s only repainted Tony’s cage… Louisiana Wildlife and Fishery Department has not issued Sandlin a permit, so he may keep Tony in these wretched conditions indefinitely.

TAKE ACTION: Speak up for Tony!
J. Mitchell Ourso, Iberville Parish President: jburleigh@ibervilleparish.com

Maria Davidson, Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries:
mdavidson@wlf.louisiana.gov

Governor Bobby Jindal web form:
http://www.gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=form&tmp=email_governor

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5) Stop New Primate Breeding Lab In Puerto Rico
ALERT WRITER: British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), http://www.buav.org/home
International Primate Protection League (IPPL), http://www.ippl.org/

BACKGROUND: Stop the building of a primate breeding facility in Guayama City
in Puerto Rico. There is already local opposition to this construction and
we want to launch an international effort to stop Puerto Rico from becoming
a major player in the cruel trade in primates for research.

TAKE ACTION:
Hon. Glorimari Jaime
Municipio Autonomo de Guayama
Oficina de Plan de Orden Territorial
P.O. Box 360, Guayama, Puerto Rico 00785-0360
email: municipiodeguayama@hotmail.com, pfgma@coqui.net

Congressman Pedro Pierluisi
1218 Longworth HOB; Washington, DC 20515
fax: 202-225-2154; email: PR00-WYR@housemail.house.gov,
case.work@mail.house.gov
[This email may bounce: PR00-WYR@housemail.house.gov]

SAMPLE LETTER / Author Unknown (Kinship Circle did not write this):
I am concerned over recent reports of plans to build a primate breeding and
supply facility in Guayama City. I understand the project, led by the
Bioculture company, will ship long-tailed macaques and their offspring from
Mauritius for use in research. This proposal is a major step backwards at a
time when use of nonhuman primates in research is questioned by scientists,
ethicists and others worldwide.

Primates are intelligent, social animals with complex behavioral and
psychological needs. Perhaps you are unaware of their fate inside research
laboratories. These animals are subjected to extreme pain and suffering. For
example, many are used in toxicity testing which involves the forced
ingestion, inhalation or injection of poisonous chemicals. After years of
abuse, the animals are killed. Many researchers now agree that primate
experimentation is scientifically unnecessary and morally unacceptable.

I am disheartened to learn that Puerto Rico plans to to become a major
player in the supply of primates for research. Such a move will not only
result in the suffering of thousands of monkeys, it will also have a
negative and detrimental impact on Puerto Rico’s image abroad.

Sincerely, <YOUR FULL NAME, FULL ADDRESS, COUNTRY>

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6) Protest Korea’s Sanction Of Dogs As Livestock
ALERT WRITER: Forwarded by R Eisenberg, homerific1990@yahoo.com
Original author not named in alert

TAKE ACTION: Protest Korea’s regulation of dog farms in the Livestock Act.
In September 2008 a law went into effect which classifies dogs as livestock
along with all the accompanying abuses of this industry:
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2008/08/117_29358.html

Mayor of Seoul Mr. Oh Se-hoon
Euljiro1, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-744, Korea
ph: +82 2 735 6060; email: ohsehoon@seoul.go.kr

Korean President Mr. Lee Myung-bak
1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
ph: +82 2 730 5800; email: webmaster@president.go.kr

Ambassador Lee, Tae-Si
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States
2450 Massachusetts Ave., NW; Washington, D.C. 20008
ph: 202-939-5600; fax: 202-797-0595; email: korinfo@koreaemb.org

SAMPLE LETTER / Zelda Penzel, zpenzel@nyc.rr.com
(Kinship Circle did not write this):
Honorable Officials,

The civilized world is horrified to learn that the Republic of Korea still
permits the brutal slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption. Forced
to live in tiny, filthy cages, the fate of these animals cannot be compared
to cattle slaughter in the western world, though this too is an abomination.

Two million South Korean dogs are electrocuted, strangled, or bludgeoned
each year. They are killed in the cruelest ways imaginable, because some
Koreans believe the adrenaline that rushes through the animal’s system will
improve virility in the consumer. This shamefully demonstrates the
superstition and misinformation which South Koreans continue to believe,
thanks to the government’s failure to educate its own people or to pass and
enforce humane laws that would prohibit such depraved practices.

Eyewitnesses have reported dogs torn apart while still alive and tormentors
who claim that the more prolonged the death, the better the taste.

The Republic of Korea will remain an object of scorn, derision and worldwide
boycott, so long as this practice continues. Dogs and cats are beloved
companion animals in almost every country around the globe, including South
Korea. Most of your own citizens view the abuse and killing of cats and dogs
as reprehensible. It is time to put an end to this barbaric practice.

Respectfully,
Zelda Penzel, President
PEACE~People for the End of Animal Cruelty and Exploitation

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source. Kinship Circle does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of
the information or for the consequences of its use. Nothing in this email is
intended to encourage illegal action in whatever country you are reading it
in. Kinship Circle does not engage in, nor support, any form of harassment
or unlawful activity. Nothing in this alert serves to promote such conduct.

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CALIF. FIRES SEND SUPPLIES/DONATIONS FOR ANIMALS

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM: Tell us what you can do! Be on file in our Disaster
Aid Network: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/volunteer/default.html

**A special thanks to Kinship Circle member Ann McMullen, who lives in the
wildfires area and alerted us to local needs for animal victims in California.

5/10/09: California Fires
Send Supplies/Donations For Animals

  1. California Fire Status + Resources For Animal Victims
  2. Help Fire Victims: Santa Barbara Humane Society
  3. Help Fire Victims: Cats In Santa Barbara Fires
  4. Help Fire Victims: Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
  5. PetSmart Charities Drives Supply-Stocked Trailer To Calif.
  6. UAN/EARS Response In Santa Barbara Fire



LT: Volunteers with UAN’s Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) are caring for
hundreds of animals who, with their owners, were forced from their homes by
a massive wildfire. http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=579

RT: Ranch hands work together to evacuate a herd of goats. Photo: Mark Boster,
Los Angeles Times. FIRE UPDATES: http://jesusitafire.org
Many evacuation orders have been lifted today.

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1. Calif. Fire Status + Resources For Animal Victims
http://www.countyofsb.org/ceo/oes0.aspx?id=2332

JESUSITA FIRE STATUS, Last Updated: 5/10/09
*   8,733 acres burned
*   55% contained
*   Initial estimate of 31 homes destroyed, 47 homes have been damaged and 2
outbuildings destroyed
*   Approximately 140 properties evacuated (mandatory evacuation orders);
affects approx. 350 people
*   3,850+ properties under evacuation warning; approx. 9,625 people affected
*   Residences threatened – 3,500; commercial properties threatened – 100
*   Expected containment 5/13/09

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
Animal Report, 5/9/09: 975 animals in shelter due to fire
Santa Barbara Humane Society: 529 animals
Santa Barbara County Animal Services: 259 animals
Equine Evac: 187 animals
**Estimates are likely over 1,000 animals affected in wildfires by now.

SAFE SHELTER FOR ANIMAL FIRE VICTIMS
County of Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Services
http://www.countyofsb.org/ceo/oes0.aspx?id=2332

SMALL ANIMALS: Call Santa Barbara County Animal Services hotline —
805-681-4332 — to be directed to a shelter location.

LARGE ANIMALS (i.e. horses): Take them to
Earl Warren Showgrounds, 805-687-0766
3400 Calle Real; Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3285

OTHER SHELTERING OPTIONS
Dioji K9 Resort & Athletic Club
7340 Hollister Ave; Goleta, CA 93117
ph: 805-685-6068; info@dioji.com
http://www.dioji.com


LT: More than 1,000 animals in shelters due to Jesusita Fire
http://www.ksby.com/Global/story.asp?S=10332233
RT: http://www.keyt.com/news/local/44518597.html

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2. Help Fire Victims: Santa Barbara Humane Society
Santa Barbara County Animal Services and its community partners — Santa
Barbara Humane Society, ASAP, and Equine Evac — are providing emergency
care for animals displaced by the Jesusita Fire. MORE:
http://www.keyt.com/news/local/44518597.html

SUPPLIES / MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
Santa Barbara Humane Society
5399 Overpass Road; Santa Barbara, Calif. 93111
ph: 805-964-4777; fax: 805-683-0827
http://sbhumanesociety.org

SUPPLY NEEDS:
*   Medium & large size crates
*   Quality dry dog food & canned dog food
*   Johnny Cat Original cal litter (unscented and non-clumping)
*   Quality dry cat food & canned cat food

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3. Help Fire Victims: Cats In Santa Barbara Fires
5/9/09, Food and other items urgently needed for cats in Santa Barbara
http://www.examiner.com/x-1962-Santa-Barbara-Pet-Examiner


PHOTO: Karen Lee Stevens, Santa Barbara Pet Examiner

Karen Lee Stevens, Santa Barbara Pet Examiner, writes: While the Jesusita
Fire is far from contained, there appears to be light at the end of the
tunnel. With that said, there is still a great need for the city’s most
vulnerable victims: the animals. Here’s how you can help…

SUPPLIES / MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
ASAP (Animal Shelter Assistance Program)
SEND/BRING SUPPLIES TO:
County Animal Shelter
5473 Overpass Road; Santa Barbara, CA 93111
ph: 805-681-4331, 805-683-3368; asapcats@yahoo.com
http://www.asapcats.org/

MAIL MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
ASAP / P.O. Box 357 / Goleta, CA 93116

SUPPLY NEEDS:
*   Wellness cat food / NutroMax dry cat food, chicken flavor
*   Hills foods (especially regular adult WD, CD or DD)
*   KMR (kitten milk replacement)
*   Cat collars / Pine litter
*   Headlamps (for emergency kit)
*   Laundry soap / Paper towels
*   Stamps / Steno note pads
*   Heating pads that don’t shut off
*   Large bottles of Purell
*   2 computers less than 5 years old with monitors
*   1 HP laser printer
*   Monetary donations

Lemos Feed and Pet Supply is offering a 25% discount on items purchased for
donations to the County Animal Shelters and to the Santa Barbara Humane
Society. The discount will be offered for the duration of the fire.

CALL: 805-692-8566 to place your order by credit card. They will make sure
the products are delivered to the organization you specify (ASAP, DAWG, K-9
PALS or the Santa Barbara Humane Society). http://www.lemospet.com

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4. Help Fire Victims: Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
5/7/09, Santa Maria Animal Shelter needs food/funds for pets displaced by Jesusita Fire
http://www.examiner.com/x-1962-Santa-Barbara-Pet-Examiner

SUPPLIES / MONETARY DONATIONS TO:
Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
751 Black Rd.; Santa Maria, Ca 93458
To donate food or funds, call Kelly White O’Neill: 805-349-3435
http://www.smvhs.org/donations.html

SUPPLY NEEDS:
*   Greatest need: Canned cat food
*   Dog food of all kinds
*   Cat litter
*   Food for other type pets such as birds and reptiles

TO ASSIST WITH TRANSPORT:
Contact Vonnie Stewart: 805-680-9582

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5. PetSmart Charities Drives Supply-Stocked Trailer To Calif.
5/8/09, PetSmart and EARS comes to aid of four-legged fire victims in Santa Barbara
http://www.examiner.com/x-1962-Santa-Barbara-Pet-Examiner

Karen Lee Stevens, Santa Barbara Pet Examiner, writes: A PetSmart Emergency
Relief Waggin’ trailer, stocked with at least 16 tons of much-needed pet
food and supplies, was deployed from the PetSmart Distribution Center in
Phoenix, Arizona…to the grounds of the Santa Barbara Humane Society.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support PetSmart
Charities’ Emergency Relief Waggin’ program.

PETSMART CHARITIES’ EMERGENCY RELIEF WAGGIN’ PROGRAM
MAIL CHECK EARMARKED FOR “EMERGENCY RELIEF:”
PetSmart Charities / Attn: Emergency Relief
19601 N. 27th Avenue; Phoenix, AZ  85027

ONLINE MONETARY DONATION:
http://www.petsmartcharities.org/programs/emergency-relief.php
Click DONATE NOW at top of page

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6. UAN/EARS Response In Santa Barbara Fire


http://unitedanimalnations.blogspot.com/

Volunteers with UAN’s Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS)  are traveling
from throughout California to help the Santa Barbara Humane Society care for
evacuated animals at a temporary emergency animal shelter. UAN will deploy
10 EARS volunteers per day to help with the emergency sheltering
operation… MORE: http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=579

5/8/09: We got up with the sun (what we could see of it through the smoke)
to set up the emergency shelter in a barn on Santa Barbara Humane Society
(SBHS) property… We set up enough crates to house the many animals already
lined up with owners in front of the shelter. Many of them were in tears
bringing their animals in… MORE: http://unitedanimalnations.blogspot.com

DONATE TO EARS DISASTER RELIEF FUND
United Animal Nations
PO Box 188890; Sacramento, CA 95818
ph: 916-429-2457; email: membership@uan.org
https://secure.ga4.org/01/UAN_disaster_relief/nf111111qQWlm

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Posted by: kcdisasteraid | March 28, 2009

ICY WATERS RISING-HELP ANIMALS IN NORTH DAKOTA

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK

ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM:
Tell us what you can do! Be on file in our Disaster
Aid Network: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/volunteer/default.html

3/28/09: Icy Waters Rising – Help Animals In North Dakota

  1. North Dakota Flooding – Incident Summary Report
  2. Help FM Humane Society Emergency Animal Shelter
  3. Adopt-A-Pet Pitches In For Displaced Animals
  4. More Local Rescues In Flooded North Dakota
  5. UAN/EARS Response In Fargo
  6. IFAW Expects Up To 5,000 Animals Need Aid
  7. Other National Orgs Mobilizing For ND Animals
One of Doug Stensgard’s dogs, Annie, looks out over what used to be a 5-acre
yard and an outbuilding, now flooded by the rising Red River in Fargo.
Stensgard built an earthen and sandbag dike around his home in the hope of
holding back the floodwaters. Associated Press.

As icy floodwaters climb to a record crest of 43 feet at Fargo’s Red River
in North Dakota, forced and voluntary evacuations continue. The Red River is
expected to crest at about 52 feet Monday or Tuesday in Grand Forks, ND.
More rivers, creeks and streams rise around the state…

Kinship Circle has spoken to some resources below, as well as local
authorities. If we’re asked to deploy any volunteers in our independent
network, we’ll update you. In the meantime, below are ways to help
flood-stranded animals via monetary donations and/or supplies.
Fargo-Moorhead Humane Society lists a phone number for potential volunteers
[#2 below]. YOU MUST CALL THIS NUMBER; circumstances change daily.

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1. North Dakota Flooding – Incident Summary Report
3/27/09, North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES)
http://www.nd.gov/des/

FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR RED RIVER AT FARGO
3/27/09: Record flooding is occurring. Conditions on the Red River at Fargo
have grown increasingly dangerous. The river is expected to behave in ways
never previously observed. The crest forecast at Fargo is now expected to be
between 41 and 42 feet by Saturday but could potentially be as high as 43
feet and continue for 3 to 7 days.

MORE FLOOD SITES IN WESTERN, CENTRAL, EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA
http://www.nd.gov/des/ — Click Incident Summary Report, beneath North
Dakota Flooding Information

EMERGENCY ANIMAL SHELTERS: 5
1. West Fargo: Red River Valley Fairgrounds
http://www.redrivervalleyfair.com/
Schollander Pavilion at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds
1805 West Main Avenue; West Fargo, ND 58078
Emergency Animal Shelter: 701-281-1574

2. Casselton: Luther Kennels
http://www.lutherkennel.com/
3451 159th Ave SE; Casselton, North Dakota 58012
ph: 701-347-4176; cell: 701-361-4393; lutherkennel@wildblue.net

3. Casselton: Casselton Vet Clinic
http://casseltonvet.vetsuite.com
910 Governor’s Drive; Casselton, ND 58012
ph: 701-347-5496; email: greatvets@cassvetservice.com

4. Valley City: Valley City Veterinarian Hospital
1068 4th St SW; Valley City, ND 58072
ph: 701 845-3662; email: mixedanimaldvm@yahoo.com

5. Bismarck: Cedric Theel Location
http://www.cedrictheel.com/

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2. Help FM Humane Society Emergency Animal Shelter
3/26/09, Fargo-Moorhead Humane Society – http://www.f-mhumanesociety.org/

EMERGENCY ANIMAL SHELTER
Schollander Pavilion at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds
1805 West Main Avenue; West Fargo, ND  58078
Emergency Animal Shelter: 701-281-1574

FM Humane Society, in partnership with Fargo-Moorhead Emergency Managers and
Adopt-A-Pet has set up a regional emergency animal shelter. Regional and
national resources are assisting with the emergency animal shelter and the
shelter is accepting animals in need due to the flood.


LT: A 4 day old foal is sheltered at the RRVF. RT: Kennels are lined up to
house small animals.  http://www.redrivervalleyfair.com/

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR ANIMALS
*   Cat and dog food; kitten and puppy food (any brand)
*   Cat litter (non-scoopable)
*   Litter scoops
*   Bleach
*   Toys
*   Bedding (old towels/blankets)
*   Newspapers
*   Garbage bags/poop bags
*   Treats
*   Bottled water
*   Food/treats for the volunteers

DONATE MONEY OR SUPPLIES
Fargo-Moorhead Humane Society
1201 28th Avenue North; Fargo, ND 58102
ph: 701-239-0077; email: fmhs@f-mhumanesociety.org
Nukhet Hendricks, Executive Director: nhendricks@f-mhumanesociety.org
http://www.f-mhumanesociety.org/donate.html

VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are needed at the shelter, however, CALL BEFORE ARRIVING to make
sure help is still needed at that time: 701-281-1574

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3. Adopt-A-Pet Pitches In For Displaced Animals
3/26/09, Adopt-A-Pet of Fargo-Moorhead, http://www.adoptapetfm.org/

FM Humane Society, in partnership with Fargo-Moorhead Emergency Managers and
Adopt-A-Pet has set up a regional emergency animal shelter.

DONATE BY MONEY OR SUPPLIES
*See supplies list in #2 of this alert*
Adopt-A-Pet
P.O. Box 865; Moorhead, MN   56561
Info/Cat Line: 701-232-5856; Dog Line: 701-232-5681
email: fmhs@f-mhumanesociety.org
http://www.adoptapetfm.org/about.html

IF YOU NEED TO EVACUATE YOUR ANIMALS TO THE EMERGENCY SHELTER
PREPARE AN EMERGENCY CARE KIT FOR YOUR PETS THAT INCLUDES —
– Medications, current medical records and vaccination records stored in waterproof containers.
– Make sure your pet has identification tags.
– Food and water — at least three day supply, in an airtight container.
– Current photos and description of your pets
– Pet carrier, sturdy leashes, familiar items, i.e., blankets, toys, pet beds.
– Useful items…newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags, household bleach, etc.

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4. More Local Rescues In Flooded North Dakota

Wag-N-Train
http://www.wagntrain.net/
1662 5th Avenue NE; Grand Forks, ND
email: mail@wagntrain.net
Call 701-746-9331 for details or if you can volunteer with the flood
animals.
Wag-N-Train is prepared to offer temporary emergency shelter for
pets in need of refuge. We will offer this free of charge, ONLY to people
forced to evacuate their homes. If you have any questions please call.

4 Luv of Dog Rescue
http://www.4luvofdog.com/
c/o Natural Pet Center; 3037 13th Avenue South; Fargo, ND 58103
701-205-0190; fosters@4luvofdog.com

Central Dakota Humane Society
http://www.cdhs.net/
104 37th Street; Mandan, North Dakota  58554
ph: 701-667-2020; email: cdhs@btinet.net

Pet Connection Humane Society
730 Highway 1804 NE; Bismarck, ND 58501
ph: 701-222-2719; email: petcon@btinet.net

Pets are not accepted at Red Cross shelter in Moorhead, MN. Animal shelter
might be available at Doggy Depot and Mutt Hut. Space is limited. Residents
should make accommodations with family or friends outside flood zone.
Doggie Depot
http://www.fmdoggydepot.com/
3224 8th Street South; Moorhead, MN 56560
ph: 218-236-DOGS; info@fmdoggydepot.com

Mutt Hutt
1214 Main Avenue; Moorhead, MN
ph: 218-236-9935

Rising water traps a group of cattle on high ground Monday east of Linton.
Associated Press. http://www.inforum.com/event/image/id/259923/

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5. UAN/EARS Response In Flooded Fargo
3/27/09, Animals threatened by flooding need your help
http://ga4.org/uan/notice-description.tcl?newsletter_id=32229795

Volunteers with United Animal Nations’ Emergency Animal Rescue Service
(EARS) are on the ground in Fargo, North Dakota, where rising Red River
floodwaters and freezing temperatures are putting the lives of countless
animals at risk. This is the worst flooding Fargo has seen in more than 100
years. EARS volunteers have deployed to Fargo from six surrounding states…

EARS volunteers are working at a temporary shelter, where more than 80
animals have already been evacuated by their families. But as the Red River
continues rising to catastrophic levels, EARS volunteers are bracing for as
many as 1,000 animals in the next few days.

DONATE TO EARS DISASTER RELIEF FUND
United Animal Nations
WEBSITE: http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=558
PO Box 188890; Sacramento, CA 95818
ph: 916-429-2457; email: membership@uan.org
https://secure.ga4.org/01/UAN_disaster_relief/nf111111qQWlm?

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6. IFAW Expects Up To 5,000 Animals Need Aid
3/27/09, IFAW to Help Animals Affected by Record Floods in North Dakota
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=prnw.20090327.DC90517&show_article=1&catnum=3

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) is sending
an emergency relief team to aid animals affected by record floods in North
Dakota. The full team and IFAW’s 36-foot transport trailer are expected to
be in Fargo on March 28…

IFAW is looking at an initial sheltering effort of up to 5,000 animals,
primarily pets. The animals are in Fargo but sheltering sites are a
significant distance to the west. Freezing temperatures and logistical
challenges will make it difficult to give immediate care to animals.

“We simply won’t know the scale of the situation until we get on the ground.
There may also be a significant number of livestock affected as well,” said
Dick Green, IFAW’s Emergency Relief Manager of Disasters. “One positive
development is that IFAW will be working with a coalition of animal-related
groups that haven’t fully mobilized together since Hurricane Katrina.”

Nearly 150 residents have been rescued from flooded homes and more than
1,000 North Dakota National Guardsmen have been called in to help with the
emergency. The floods are due to an unusually cold and snowy winter which
left a larger-than-normal snowpack. Recent warm weather and heavy rains
melted the snow and the frozen ground was unable to absorb the water. Since
melting the temperature has fallen and was recorded at 10 degrees on March
27 with a wind chill of 4 degree below zero. North Dakota Governor John
Hoeven has declared a state-wide flood emergency and the federal government
has declared it major disaster area and a public health emergency.

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7. Other National Orgs Mobilizing For ND Animals

Elsie, one of two Stensgard family dogs, stands on the earthen and sandbag
dike surrounding the Stensgard home, not pictured, which overlooks a flooded
outbuilding as the Red River continues to rise in Fargo, N.D. The Stensgard
home can only be reached by boat. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

PetSmart Charities Sends Emergency Relief to North Dakota
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Petsmart-Charities-NASDAQ-PETM-967171.html
As floodwaters rise and evacuations continue in Fargo, N.D., PetSmart
Charities is sending an Emergency Relief Waggin’ trailer stocked with at
least 16 tons of pet food and supplies, as well as a back-up trailer  with
essential care items for pets and their rescuers, to the affected areas…

Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team deploys to North Dakota
http://www.hsmo.org/m_eventsprograms/inthenews.php
3/27/09: The Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team has been
deployed to North Dakota to rescue animals affected by severe flooding in
the Fargo area. The four team members are all experienced in water and
disaster rescue and animal sheltering. The team will take with them two
trucks pulling a travel trailer and an equipment trailer with water and rope
rescue equipment and a boat and an animal transport van…

Noah’s Wish Mobilization to Bismarck, North Dakota Underway
http://www.noahswish.org/
Noah’s Wish is in the process of deploying volunteers to Bismarck, North
Dakota to open a shelter for evacuees from Fargo. Evacuations begin today as
residents of Fargo, population 92,000, begin the trek to shelters. The
Noah’s Wish shelter in Bismark expects to house more than 1,000 animals.
Volunteers are asked to contact convergent@milesend.org with availability.

Best Friends Monitoring Situation in North Dakota
http://network.bestfriends.org/rapidresponse/news/33123.html
3/25/09: Our Rapid Response manager, Rich Crook, is monitoring the situation
in North Dakota…but we do not expect to need any volunteers at this time.
In the event that emergency operations agencies in the area contact Best
Friends for help, we will work with local authorities to determine what is
needed and if and how Best Friends can provide assistance…

Fargo Neighborhood Evacuated as Waters Rise.
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/03/27/us/27flood.1-600.jpg

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Posted by: kcdisasteraid | March 22, 2009

STOP HORSE SLAUGHTER BLITZ AT STATE/FEDERAL LEVELS

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
This is an occasional Kinship Circle Primary alert we share with KC Disaster
Aid. Dual subscribers will get alert twice. Kindly delete the duplicate.

3/20/09: Stop Horse Slaughter Blitz At State/Federal Levels

LT PHOTO: Foals at slaughter. RT PHOTO: Horse injured on the way to
slaughter. Promoting The Humane And Responsible Treatment of Horses,
http://www.equineadvocates.com/slaughter5.htm

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BACKGROUND + FEDERAL & STATE ACTIONS TO TAKE
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Those in favor of horse slaughter for human consumption claim U.S. slaughter
plants are better regulated than kill floors in Mexico and Canada. Opponents
of a horse slaughter ban contend abandonment/starvation of horses (because
caretakers can’t finance their care) is far worse than slaughter. This line
of reasoning overlooks:

–   Americans don’t eat horsemeat and the majority oppose killing horses for meat.
–   Horses aren’t bred for meat and thus not checked for disease, pathogens prior to slaughter.
–   Animal abandonment is illegal. Offenders should be charged, not permitted to profit from killing horses.
–   Cow and pig slaughter methods used on horses are inhumane for these long-necked animals.

There are too many horses due to overbreeding in industries such as Premarin
and Prempro (HRT drugs from mare’s urine); carriage horses; riding stables,
etc. Rather than study feasibility of new slaughterhouses, proponents ought
to question: “Why are so many animals sent to slaughter, starved or abandoned
by owners who refuse to take responsibility for their horses’ humane care?”
http://www.navs.org/site/News2?news_iv_ctrl=-1&page=NewsArticle&id=7757

State Bills Related To Horse Slaughter
To read a state bill, go here:
http://www.navs.org/site/News2?news_iv_ctrl=-1&page=NewsArticle&id=7757

SUPPORT New Jersey A551: Referred to Assembly Agriculture & Natural
Resources Committee 1-8. Bans horse slaughter; horseflesh for consumption.

SUPPORT New York A3736: Referred to Committee on Agriculture 1-28. Prohibits
slaughter of horses for human consumption.

SUPPORT Arkansas SCR 11: Read twice by Senate and referred to Senate
Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development 3-5 Urges horse
owners to take responsibility for the humane treatment and care of horses
during this time of economic crisis.

OPPOSE Arizona SCM 1001: Senate first reading 1-29. Urges Congress to oppose
a federal ban on horse slaughter and transport of horses for slaughter.

OPPOSE Arkansas HCR 1004: Passed House 1-29, read twice by Senate and
referred to Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry & Economic Development
1-29. Requests congressional support of horse processing facilities.

OPPOSE Idaho HJM5: 3rd reading in House 3-12. Urges Congress to oppose
federal legislation that interferes with a state’s ability to direct the
transport or processing of horses.

OPPOSE Illinois HB 583: Placed on House calendar for second reading and
short debate 2-25. Repeals the state ban on the slaughter of horses.

OPPOSE Illinois HR 160: In House, referred to Rules Committee 3-10. Urges
Congress to oppose federal legislation to ban the slaughter of horses and
the transport of horses for slaughter.

OPPOSE Iowa SR 16: Resolution filed, referred to Rules & Administration 3-9.
Urges Congress to oppose federal legislation to ban the slaughter of horses
and the transport of horses for slaughter.

OPPOSE Kansas HCR 5004: Adopted as amended by Agriculture and Natural
Resources 2-17. Resolution urges US Congress to oppose federal legislation
to ban the slaughter of horses and the transport of horses for slaughter.

OPPOSE Minnesota SF 133: Senate refers to Agriculture and Veterans 1-22.
Resolution urging Congress to oppose federal legislation banning the
slaughter of horses and the transport of horses to slaughter.

OPPOSE Minnesota HF 840: House first reading, referred to Agriculture, Rural
Economies & Veteran Affairs 2-16. Resolution urges Congress to oppose
a federal ban on horse slaughter and transport of horses for slaughter.

OPPOSE Missouri HCR 19: House pass 3-11. Urges Congress to oppose a federal
legislation to ban horse slaughter and transport of horses for slaughter.

OPPOSE Missouri SCR 8: Reported to House 3-5. Urges Congress to oppose a
federal ban on horse slaughter and transport of horses for slaughter.

OPPOSE Montana HB 418: Passed 2-18, now in Senate, hearing 3-5. Authorizes
investor owned horse slaughter plants.

OPPOSE North Dakota SCR 4021: Passed Senate. Urges Congress to recognize the
need for regulated horse processing facilities in the United States.

OPPOSE North Dakota HB 1496: Introduced 1-19, passed 2-18. Lets Department
of Commerce conduct equine processing facility feasibility study.

OPPOSE South Carolina SCR 480: Senate referred to Committee on Agriculture
and Natural Resources 2-25. Urges Congress to oppose federal legislation
interfering with a state’s ability to direct transport/processing of horses.

OPPOSE South Dakota SCR 2: Senate adopted 2-3-09, House of Representatives
Concurred in Resolution, Passed 2-5-09. Urges reinstatement and funding of a
federal inspection program for horse slaughter and euthanasia facilities.

OPPOSE South Dakota SCR 4: Passed Senate 2-19, passed House 2-23. Supports
transport of horses out of the state and country.

OPPOSE South Dakota SCR 10: Senate Adopt Resolution, Passed 3-10. Supports
efforts in other states to address need for equine slaughter/processing in U.S.

OPPOSE South Dakota SB 114: Senate appropriations deferred, passed 2-5.
Provides for study of feasibility of horse slaughter plant in South Dakota.

OPPOSE Tennessee HB 1361: Referred to Agriculture 2-19. Eliminates packaging
and labeling requirements for horsemeat.

OPPOSE Utah HJR 7: Passed House. Urges Congress to oppose federal
legislation to ban horse slaughter and the export of horses for slaughter.

OPPOSE Wyoming HJR 8: Signed into law. Urges Congress to oppose federal
legislation that would interfere with a state’s authority to direct the
transport or processing of horses.

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CONTACT INFORMATION
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1. Below is a sample letter about the FEDERAL (NATIONAL) Prevention of
Equine Cruelty Act of 2009 (H.R. 503).
You may use letter as written to send
to your Representative and Senators in Congress, in Washington D.C.

2. There are also many STATE BILLS to facilitate horse slaughter. Take a
minute to see if YOUR STATE is listed above. Modify the sample letter to
include the name of the state bill and your argument against it.

—  You have CONGRESSIONAL officials who represent you in Washington DC.
These are your FEDERAL LEGISLATORS.

—  You also have STATE officials who represent you in your state’s capitol.
These are your STATE LEGISLATORS.

FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR YOUR FEDERAL & STATE LEGISLATORS HERE:
*    http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/?lvl=L
*    http://www.votesmart.org/

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THIS SAMPLE LETTER IS ABOUT FEDERAL BILL H.R. 503
If writing about a STATE BILL: You must modify letter to include STATE
BILL’S NAME and why you oppose/support it. SEE STATE BILLS ABOVE.
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Dear Representative and Senators:

The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009 (H.R. 503) is back on the
legislative calendar, after moving through the Judiciary Committee with
bipartisan approval in the last Congressional session. Please help pass this
measure to ban the possession, shipping, transporting, purchasing, selling,
delivering or receiving of a horse or horseflesh for human consumption.

I am counting on you to support H.R. 503, reintroduced 1/14/09 by House
Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. and Rep. Dan Burton. I
encourage my Senators to introduce and endorse a companion bill that also
activates an export-for-slaughter ban on our nation’s horses.

In 2007, state courts closed America’s last three equine processors in Texas
and Illinois. Still, the lack of a federal law let over 100,000 horses go to
slaughter in Canada and Mexico in 2008.

To reach kill plants, horses are jammed in double-decked cattle trailers
that hurt their heads and necks. Food, water and rest are withheld for 24 or
more hours. Horses arrive weak and injured. Some are dead by journey’s end.
Others kept in the over-packed trailers endure hot or cold weather extremes.
Horses who collapse are brutally offloaded.

Slaughter is excruciating for these easily excitable animals. Horses are
goaded into the kill box with fiberglass rods. Workers pummel their faces,
necks, backs and legs. The captive bolt pistols used in Canada often don’t
work on such long-necked animals, and leave them thrashing in pain.

In Mexico, killers use a “puntilla knife” to sever a horse’s spinal cord.
Investigative footage from a San Antonio News-Express expose in 2007 shows
alert horses stabbed repeatedly around the withers. When a horse finally
falls, he is merely paralyzed while workers dangle him by his hind leg and
slit his throat. Some horses even remain sentient when dismembered.

Violent slaughter should never be an alternative to rescue, adoption or
humane euthanasia. Furthermore, without a federal law horse kill plants may
reopen in states where they are not currently banned.

As a constituent, I ask my Representative to back the Prevention of Equine
Cruelty Act (H.R. 503). I urge my Senators to initiate similar legislation
to end slaughter and domestic/global transport of horses for human
consumption. Your feedback is very important to me.

Thank you,

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS
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Proponents of Horse Slaughter Flood State Legislative Agendas
http://www.navs.org/site/News2?news_iv_ctrl=-1&page=NewsArticle&id=7757
Promoting The Humane And Responsible Treatment of Horses
http://www.equineadvocates.com/slaughter5.html
PREVENTION OF EQUINE CRUELTY ACT
http://www.awionline.org/legislation/horse_slaughter/

YOUR SUPPORT LETS US WORK FOR ANIMALS
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*DISCLAIMER:
The information in these alerts is verified with the original
source. Kinship Circle does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of
the information or for the consequences of its use. Nothing in this email is
intended to encourage illegal action in whatever country you are reading it
in. Kinship Circle does not engage in, nor support, any form of harassment
or unlawful activity. Nothing in this alert serves to promote such conduct.

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Posted by: kcdisasteraid | March 14, 2009

CAN YOU HELP FUND KINSHIP CIRCLE’S INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH?

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Can you help fund Kinship Circle’s investigative research?
Kinship Circle composes action campaigns that bring results. Supporters like
you take public outcry to the decision-making tables. Our past campaigns and
future goals require extensive research, investigation and materials
.

GOAL: $10,000
Any amount you can donate helps. We are deeply grateful for your support!

AMONG MANY VICTORIES FOR ANIMALS, KC CAMPAIGNS HAVE HELPED:
*   Expose a pet-killing dogcatcher and prompt his firing and subsequent
investigation. “Thanks to Kinship Circle’s help and publicity,” our source
writes, “We WON for the humane treatment of animals in our small town!”

*   Hurricane Gustav: Send volunteers to New Orleans to evacuate pets with their people.
*   Hurricane Ike: Coordinate volunteers to care for stranded animals.
*   Iowa Floods 2008: Rescue dogs, cats and even a few pigs displaced in the floods.

*   Network for funds and transport to ferry 8 sheep from a California
research lab
to their 1,000-acre refuge at The Kindness Ranch.

*   Persuade medical schools to drop live animal labs: New York Medical
College, Washington University School Of Medicine, Saint Louis University,
University of Rochester, University of Illinois

*   Give voice to Michael Vick’s dogs, who were spared, and push for maximum
penalties in federal and state cases.

*   Influence Congresspersons to support the Animal Fighting Prohibition
Enforcement Law,
which passed in 2007!

*   Lead to the cancellation of Camarillo, CA July 4th fireworks near the
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*   Sway POM Wonderful pomegranate juice to cease all animal testing.

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have had the success it did…”

Just a few months ago, Kinship Circle helped send Christopher Barnett to
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Kinship Circle for notifying the wider animal advocate community to write,
email, fax or call principal contacts,” Emilie Bottiggi writes.

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LOUDER PLEASE – FOR ANIMALS

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER AID NETWORK
This is an occasional Kinship Circle Primary alert we share with KC Disaster
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2/25/09: Louder Please! Help Network For Animals
Kinship Circle is now on nearly every social network site, thanks to Beverly
Nation, our social media director. It’s simple math: With more people like
you to email, fax, call, snail-mail — the louder we are for animals.

MAKE YOUR FRIENDS OUR FRIENDS. Please follow, befriend, tweet and list
Kinship Circle on any social network page you maintain.

BOOKMARK & PARTICIPATE WHEREVER YOU CAN:
1. Kinship Circle’s Main Website: http://www.KinshipCircle.org

2. Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid Site: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters

3. Facebook: http://profile.to/kinshipcircle

4. Twitter: http://twitter.com/kinshipcircle

5. Kinship Circle Blog: http://kinshipcircle.wordpress.com

6. Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid Blog: https://kcdisasteraid.wordpress.com/

7. Friends Of Kinship Circle Blog: http://www.friendsofkinshipcircle.wordpress.com

8. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kinshipcircle

9. Care2 Network: http://my.care2.com/kinshipcircle

10. Change.org: http://www.change.org/kinship_circle

11. MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/kinshipcircleonline

12. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/people/kinshipcircle/

EASY STUFF YOU CAN DO:
FACEBOOK: http://companies.to/kinshipcircle
Become our Facebook friend, so YOUR friends will follow.
Also join the Cause – Stop Animal Cruelty – Kinship Circle!
Add http://www.KinshipCircle.org under your favorite groups or sites.

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/kinshipcircle
Follow Kinship Circle’s tweets on Twitter.

LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kinshipcircle
Join our LinkedIn network + become a part of the Kinship Circle Group.

CHANGE.ORG: http://www.change.org/kinship_circle
Got something good to say about Kinship Circle? Please write a testimonial.

KINSHIP CIRCLE BLOGS: Get the discussion going!
Leave comments about particular writings.
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ADD YOUR IDEAS:
CONTACT BEVERLY NATION, beverlynation@gmail.com
Visit KC social sites. Jumpstart the shout heard around the world.

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AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE RESCUED FROM FIRE NEED YOUR HELP NOW

ONLINE VOLUNTEER FORM: Tell us what you can do! Be on file in our Disaster
Aid Network: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/volunteer/default.html

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2/12/09: Victoria, Australia Fires – Ways To Help
IN THIS ALERT:

  1. KC Directory: Animal Relief Efforts You Can Help. Millions Died…
  2. Nigel’s Animal Rescue: Send Money & Supplies ASAP
  3. Wildlife Victoria: Overwhelmed With Fire Victims
  4. Help For Wildlife: Long Recovery Ahead For Animals
  5. RSPCA: Emergency Aid For Companion Animals
  6. Wildlife Burning
  7. IFAW: Team On The Ground For Animals In Victoria
  8. Survivors Of The Fire – Symbols of Hope

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Please review resources below to see WHO and HOW to help.
PHOTOS: Help For Wildlife, Victoria (Australia) —
http://www.helpforwildlife.com/bushfires/photos.html

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1. Animal Relief Efforts You Can Help. Millions Died…

EYEWITNESS TO THE FIRES — VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
2/12/09, Katie, Lake Nagambie – Victoria, Australia,
beachside64@optusnet.com.au
It feels like the whole of Victoria is up in
flames. We expect [human] fatalities to climb over 300 when they get around
to more isolated areas. [It is estimated] well over 1 million wild and
domestic animals have perished… Animals lucky enough to be rescued will
need months of care and rehabilitation. There are still 31 fires burning…

Kinship Circle Directory
HELP FOR WILDLIFE
WEBSITE: http://www.helpforwildlife.com/
WILDLIFE IN FIRES: http://www.helpforwildlife.com/bushfires/how_to_help.html
DONATE BY MAIL:
Help For Wildlife, PO Box 181
Coldstream, VIC 3770, Australia
ph: 0417 380 687

WILDLIFE VICTORIA’S URGENT BUSHFIRE APPEAL
WEBSITE: http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php
DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=43
BY MAIL:
Jon Rowdon, President, Wildlife Victoria
Reply Paid 84688
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
DIRECT DEPOSIT:
Account Name: Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Account
Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank
BSB: 063 806
Account: 1007 7387

NIGEL’S ANIMAL RESCUE
WEBSITE: http://www.animalrescue.com.au/
DONATE BY MAIL:
Nigel’s Animal Rescue, PO Box 1096
Hartwell 3124
ph: 0427 533 083
ONLINE INFORMATION:
http://www.animalrescue.com.au/fire_crisis.php

RSPCA – INJURED/DISPLACED COMPANION ANIMALS
WEBSITE: http://www.rspcavic.org/index.htm
DONATE ONLINE:
https://wic032p.server-secure.com/vs138364_secure/Default.aspx?ReferredFrom=rspcavic_header
BY MAIL:
Bushfire Appeal, RSPCA Victoria
3 Burwood Highway
Burwood East VIC 3151
ph: 03 9224 2222
DIRECT DESPOSIT:
RSPCA Bushfire Appeal
BSB 083-153
A/c 868326451
Email your contact info to: accounts@rspcavic.org.au
(name, address, date, amount donated)

IFAW / ASIA-PACIFIC
DONATE ONLINE:
https://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_asia_pacific/donate_now/index.php?msource=DR090202001

WILDLIFE RESCUE & INFORMATION INC
WEBSITE: http://www.wrin.asn.au/
EMAIL: secretary@wrin.asn.au
DONATE ONLINE:
http://www.wrin.asn.au/payments.htm
BY MAIL:
W.R.I.N. Inc., P.O. Box 2412
Bendigo, VICTORIA 3554, AUSTRALIA

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES +
NEWS LINKS:
DOGS Victoria Bushfire Appeal
http://www.dogsvictoria.org.au/Content.asp?ID=277&SubID=367
Australian Wildlife Health Centre / RACV Wildlife Connect 13 11 11
http://www.awhc.zoo.org.au/Get%20Involved/Found%20Injured%20Wildlife.aspx
Millions of animals feared dead
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29143295/
Millions of animals dead in Australia fires
http://www.rr.com/news/news/article/9002/6834427/Millions_of_animals_dead_in_Australia_fires/1
Koala rescued from Australia’s wildfire wasteland
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090210/ap_on_re_as/as_australia_wildfires_koala_rescue
Wildfire toll could surpass 200
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29114722/

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2/10/09: Kangaroos are seen amid a charred landscape in the aftermath of a
bushfire which continues to blaze across Victoria, at Chum Creek in
Healesville, Australia. Luis Ascui / Getty Images

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2. Nigel’s Animal Rescue: Send Money & Supplies ASAP

2/9/09, Victoria Fire Crisis – Your Urgent Assistance Is Required
FULL STORY:
http://www.animalrescue.com.au/fire_crisis.php

NIGEL’S ANIMAL RESCUE – CENTRAL HUB FOR DONATIONS & SUPPLIES:
Nigel’s Animal Rescue has been working around the clock to provide emergency
assistance to animals affected by the bushfires and we desperately need your
help! Nigel’s Animal Rescue currently operates as the central hub for
donations and supplies for all animal rescues in the area.

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR ANIMALS:
Hay, Straw / Food Cat-Dog-Chaff / Medical Supplies
Cages Transportable Collapsible / Temporary pens
Transport for injured animals.
4g and 22g catheters (prefer introcan but anything would be fine)
5cm coplus & soffban / Idexx urea and creat slides
0.9% sodium chloride 1 litre bags
Gloves / Swabs / Bedding
Giving sets / Extension sets
Melolin 10cm x 10cm
Silvazine / Baytril injectable
Tramal injectable / Temgesic injectable
Alfaxan CD / Solosite
IV Drip pumps J / Heat pads/packs
1ml, 3ml, 5, 10ml, 20, syringes

DONATE TO NIGEL’S ANIMAL RESCUE:
WEBSITE: http://www.animalrescue.com.au/
EMAIL: nigel@animalrescue.com.au
DONATE MONEY OR SUPPLIES BY MAIL:
Nigel’s Animal Rescue, PO Box 1096
Hartwell 3124
ph: 0427 533 083
ONLINE INFO ON HOW TO DONATE:
http://www.animalrescue.com.au/fire_crisis.php

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3. Wildlife Victoria: Overwhelmed With Fire Victims

2/09, Bushfires threaten wildlife survival – affected wildlife already in care
FULL:
http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61:ftts&catid=1:general

The fires have devastated our wildlife, including the loss of at least two
wildlife shelters… Wildlife rescuers are preparing for one of the largest
operations in our history once we can safely enter fire grounds…
Unfortunately we cannot take volunteers at this time unless they’re already
trained. If people want to help — please donate to the appeal.

FOR INJURED ANIMALS, ONLY: 13 000 94535 (13 000 WILDLIFE), 24 hours

DONATE TO WILDLIFE VICTORIA’S URGENT BUSHFIRE APPEAL:
To fund bandages, treatment, medicines and food for injured wildlife, plus
activities to help our volunteers best respond to wildlife needs.
WEBSITE: http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php
EMAIL: office@wildlifevictoria.org.auThis
ONLINE:
http://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/cms/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=43
BY MAIL:
Wildlife Victoria, 3/288 Brunswick St.
Fitzroy 3065
ph: 9445 0310
DIRECT DEPOSIT:
Account Name: Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Account
Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank
BSB: 063 806
Account: 1007 7387

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4. Help For Wildlife: Long Recovery Ahead For Animals

2/10/09, Rescuers And Firefighters Helping Wildlife During Bush Fires in Victoria, Australia
FULL STORY:
http://network.bestfriends.org/rapidresponse/news/32108.html

POSTED COMMENT IN BEST FRIENDS AUSTRALIA NETWORK COMMUNITY:
http://network.bestfriends.org/foaaustralia/news/
The Help for Wildlife response team — based in the vicinity where
Kinglake/Healesville fires occurred — are on standby to enter fire grounds
when safe to rescue injured wildlife. They already have a number of animals
in care and are expecting many more. Kangaroos and wallabies found in
abundance in this area can take months to recover and require a great deal
of dressings and medication.

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR ANIMALS:
silverzine cream / non-stick dressings
soft bandages / vet wrap
saline / disinfectant/clorhexidine
syringes / pain relief / antibiotics
feed / hay (for starving wildlife)
Donations for fuel (to carry out the extensive search and rescue)

DONATE TO HELP FOR WILDLIFE:
WEBSITE: http://www.helpforwildlife.com/help_for_wildlife.html
EMAIL: helpforwildlife@bigpond.com
Wildlife in fires: http://www.helpforwildlife.com/bushfires/how_to_help.html
DONATE MONEY OR SUPPLIES BY MAIL:
Help For Wildlife, PO Box 181
Coldstream 3770 VIC, Australia
ph: 0417 380 687, 0359 649, 480
Denise Garratt, Director

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Parched koala bear gets a drink from a biker
http://www.lobsa.org/images20/ThirstyKoalaVictorianBushfires09.jpg

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5. RSPCA: Emergency Aid For Companion Animals

2/12/09, How the RSPCA is helping Victoria’s bushfire victims
FULL STORY:
http://www.rspcavic.org/campaigns_news/news_bushfires.htm

HOW RSPCA IS HELPING BUSHFIRE VICTIMS:

  • Emergency advice is available at 03 9224 2222.
  • Free veterinary care to animals in need at RSPCA Burwood and Pearcedale Veterinary Clinics.
  • Financial assistance to cover expenses provided by other vets: Call 03 9224 2251 or 0405 015 794.
  • For all other enquiries call: 03 9224 2222.
  • Pet Supplies: RSPCA has delivered pet food to relief centres.
  • To donate pet food, bedding, leads and bowls, deliver these to your local RSPCA.
  • Lost & Found: Working to reunite lost pets with their families.
  • Temporary Accommodation: To animals at our shelters across Victoria. Call: 03 9224 2222.
  • FOR MORE DETAILS — http://www.rspcavic.org/campaigns_news/news_bushfires.htm


DONATE TO RSPCA – INJURED/DISPLACED COMPANION ANIMALS:
WEBSITE: http://www.rspcavic.org/index.htm
DONATE ONLINE:
https://wic032p.server-secure.com/vs138364_secure/Default.aspx?ReferredFrom=rspcavic_header
BY MAIL:
Bushfire Appeal, RSPCA Victoria
3 Burwood Highway
Burwood East VIC 3151
DIRECT DESPOSIT:
RSPCA Bushfire Appeal
BSB 083-153
A/c 868326451
Email your contact info to: accounts@rspcavic.org.au
(name, address, date, amount donated)

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6. Wildlife Burning

2/12/09, Animals fall victim to Australian fire
FULL STORY:
http://newsok.com/animals-fall-victim-to-australian-fire/article/3345273

SYDNEY — Wildlife rescue officials worked frantically to help the animals
that made it through Australia’s worst-ever wildfires, but they said
millions of animals likely perished in the inferno. Hundreds of burned,
stressed and dehydrated animals — including kangaroos, koalas, lizards and
birds — already have arrived at shelters across the scorched region.
Rescuers have doled out antibiotics, pain relievers and fluids to the
critters in a bid to keep them comfortable, but some of the severely injured
were euthanized to spare any more suffering.

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Sam, a koala saved from the bushfires, is treated 2/11/09 at the Mountain
Ash Wildlife Center in Rawson, Australia. AP PHOTO.
http://newsok.com/animals-fall-victim-to-australian-fire/article/3345273

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7. IFAW: Team On The Ground For Animals In Victoria

2/11/09, Bushfire Emergency
FULL STORY:
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_asia_pacific/index.php
Bushfire emergency in Australia – a message from Erica Martin
FULL STORY:
http://www.animalrescueblog.org/


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Photo © IFAW / M. Fillinger. 2/11/09, IFAW helps Victoria’s animal victims
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_asia_pacific/media_center/press_releases/02_11_2009_52441.php

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) has sent an emergency relief
team to help wild and domestic animals affected by the devastating fires in
Victoria. Tania Duratovic is leading the IFAW team in Whittlesea. We arrived
in Whittlesea (2/9/09) and set up in the staging area…

Today we traveled to Kinglake West and Kinglake Central – two of the worst
hit areas. Remnants of trees and piles of rubble are all that is left of
what used to people’s homes and indeed whole towns. People are happy…to
see something emerge alive from the devastation. As one person recounted as
they handed over a slightly burned ring-tailed possum, “We have lost our
house, our neighbours and our pets but we found this little guy alive —
please help him, I just want him to live.”

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IFAW vet Dr. Howard Ralph administered first aid and the possum is now under
the care of Help for Wildlife volunteers.
Dr. Ralph, is a renowned vet,
burns specialist and human doctor. He is helping local vets treat pets at
the survivors’ shelter in Whittlesea. Photo © IFAW / M. Fillinger

So far we have been able to provide immediate aid to many animals suffering
from the effects of the fire including dogs, cats, horses, ducks, chickens,
wallabies, possums, kangaroos, joeys, koalas, a peacock, a lyrebird, a goat,
a dingo and an orphaned baby deer…

ONGOING IFAW UPDATES FROM THE FIELD:
http://www.animalrescueblog.org/2009/02/bushfire-update.html#more

DONATE TO IFAW / ASIA-PACIFIC:
https://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_asia_pacific/donate_now/index.php?msource=DR090202001
Anyone who finds an injured animal should call Tania Duratovic on 0428 229 000.

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8. Survivors Of The Fire – Symbols of Hope

2/11/09, Aussies find symbols of hope in two koalas
FULL STORY:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29123220/

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A koala nicknamed Bob puts his paw around fellow fire survivor Sam at the
Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter in Rawson, Australia. Colleen Wood / Southern
Ash Wildlife Shelter via Reuters. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29123220/

SYDNEY — A bond between two burned koalas rescued from Australia’s
deadliest wildfires has provided some heart-warming relief after days of
devastation and the loss of more than 180 lives and possibly millions of
animals. The story of the koalas emerged after volunteer firefighter David
Tree used a mobile phone to photograph and film the rescue of the bewildered
female, since nicknamed Sam, that was found cowering in a burned-out forest
at Mirboo North, 90 miles southeast of Melbourne.

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Photos and video of Tree, 44, approaching Sam while talking gently to her,
and feeding her water from a plastic bottle as she put her burned claw in
his cold, wet hand quickly hit YouTube, making her an Internet sensation.

But it was after reaching a wildlife shelter that Sam met and befriended
another koala, nicknamed Bob, who was saved by wildlife workers  two days
before Sam, in Boolarra, about 110 miles from Melbourne… CONTINUE STORY:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29123220/

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