Posted by: kcdisasteraid | August 5, 2009

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)

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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