Amazing tales of survival and despicable behavior by people
We went on over 40 calls yesterday from people who found us on the internet or from lists that we are working on. Did a lot of feeding for people who are on the way home and whose pets are still alive. Found one poodle that hadn’t had any food water since the storm. Very much alive. The owner is an elderly lady who called us, thinking her “little girl” probably hadn’t made it. But in fact she was alive and well in the house!
I caught my little black dog! This is the one that has been stuck behind his house with his dead buddy, who I have been trying to rescue for weeks. I spent an hour with some wet food and finally coaxed him over to eat from my hand. He‘s here – cute and happy.
Got a cockatiel for a gentleman. No food and water but still alive even though the other birds in the house didn’t make it. The owner is surrendering the bird to us since he cannot care for him now.
Unfortunately, we did find many deceased animals on our calls yesterday.
Let it be known that the St. Bernard parish has barely been touched by rescuers! The police are uncooperative and constantly asking what we are doing with these animals.
Someone needs to call the LASPCA - who is taking over all the rescue operations on Saturday (who knows what this means) including from the HSUS (not of their choice) and ask these questions:
1. Will the current feeding and watering efforts continue? Will the volunteers who are familiar with the plans be allowed to assist?
2. What the heck is going to be done with St. Bernard parish? Why can’t water trucks be sent in? It seems so simple! We are taking every one we have this afternoon to St. Bernard’s after our calls to get as many animals as we can. But we only have a bit of room. Many of the dogs are running in packs. Need traps, sedation, etc. We can’t pull this off but LASPCA can. Why has nothing been done after a month? While we are working in St. Bernard’s we hear shot gun blasts every 15 minutes - what can this be? Its like a 3rd world country
Not going to go into detail at this point but our team found one of the most horrific scenes imaginable. Everything is completely documented in video and pictures Some one needs to go to jail. We treated it as crime scene though we didn’t feel comfortable calling police but we did call HSUS and other officials. Put it this way, once this breaks this will be potentially one of the biggest news to come out of this situation regarding animals. We're hesitant to reveal the facts now in case the individuals responsible came to clean up scene. Facts to find and convict are available! Any one with top level access who can deal with this should call me directly. We are not sure who to call because of lack of communication channels.
Thanks for everyone's support