Friday, October 07, 2005

You Can Rescue Animals

Directions to rescuing an animal in your own backyard. No disaster necessary.
Bear At Feeding Time With Beagles

Several weeks before coming to New Orleans my dog rescuing started in Western Maryland. (It actually started with the two I have at home one from “Lost Dog Rescue in N. Va” and another from the Anne Arundel County Animal Control.

By my fathers farm is a small town called Crellin (population: approximately 100). On the road you turn to go into Crellin sets a well kept little house. Right along side the road by the house was a little dog box with a rather large Lab chained to it. The dog was chained for years. They didn’t beat him or anything and I am sure he was fed but I never in many years saw him off the box. It is cold in Western Maryland in winter. I remember passing by in blizzards, rain and baking heat. He was always on the box.

I always thought about how to get him off that box. Finally I just decided I had to try. I wasn’t going to steal him or anything. My father knows everyone so I told him to stop by and ask them if he could take the dog to the farm.

The first response was that they needed the dog for protection. The last crime in Crellin was the some high school kids who knocked over some mailboxes with Pumpkins. I am serious. These are nice people but even nice people take for granted what it might be like to be tied to a box for 4 years. My father started working on them and telling them “Bear” would be so happy on the farm with 11 Beagles and 1 Australian Sheppard. They were not that receptive at first.

I also had him offer money. This got some attention. I simply decided I was going to pay them whatever it took. Next they tried to horse trade. The son wanted a Beagle in return for Bear. Not happening. I upped my offer to $500. I was prepared to go much much higher at this point.

Funny, after a few months they came around. I think with a little insight they must have started to realize it wasn’t right for that dog to be tied up all the time. The final negotiation was a few hundred dollars and that the son could have a Beagle but it stays on the farm. He can come up and see it whenever he wants and they can see Bear whenever they want.

Folks, plenty of animals to be saved in your own back yard. Get creative.

Bear Playing (Now on My Fathers Farm)


Ok how about some controversy? Here is the picture I took of the Mayor right before I asked him the questions about animals to which he replied that the animals as he understood it where all "delirious." Right before that the Governor walked in and they gave each these big hugs like they were long lost friends. Has a anyone heard either of them say a peep about animals? Many people came up to me afterwards and said please tell rescuers to keep up the work as these two don't care. It is the Mayors and Governors own people who are going to suffer years more because of lost pets and they could help that suffering but they don't understand it not do they want to.

Someone should check the Mayor's house to see if he has an an unfixed, half fed dog, with heartworm (we are finding that as many as 75% of rescued dogs have heartworm( tied to tree behind his house...seems like the type.


LASPCA has virtually destroyed rescue operations. The momentum was bashed when Jane Garrison had no place to go. She has a list of 1700 animals being fed and watered not to mention as many as 10,000 cats (that is a guess but cats were on every conrer in the city). Jane's team was feeding virtually every block of the city. Who will feed them? Nobody I guess.

We had plans to put out small kiddie swimming pools and fill them with water via big water trucks in St Bernard. This never happened and won't now I guess. It could have but they kicked the creative thinkers out. This is all on the LASPCA now. They say they have "enough" rescuers. Tell that to the old lady that just called me who trapped an ill tempered pit bull in her shed. She wants it out. She has no idea who to call. She called LASPCA but no answer. To think that these people said "all is well thanks for coming but we don't need your help anymore just 30 days after the biggest pet crisis/disaster in the history of the world. Shame on all the politics.

86 Comments:

At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another school ?


http://www.flickr.com/photos/danakay/sets/1088098/


supposed to be the third or fourth ?

 
At 11:17 AM, Anonymous Eric Rice said...

this was one of 3-4. Be aware that only the first Bearegard Middle (spelling) is very obvious unneeded killing and all kinds of weird stuff. Other schools maybe, mabye not. Animals looked to have starved in some cases. Crying shame that this trategy was so bad that it took us days and days to even know we needed to go to these schools.

 
At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry it took so long to get back to you but things have been a little hectic up here.
My cats are OK...the day after you checked on my cats, the Washington Animal Rescue League went to my house and brought the cat you found up to me here in Washington. I've just recently heard from my housemate that my other 2 cats have been located around the neighborhood and are now at home.
I was emailed you information by a lady who found my post on petfinders.com. She had said that due to the amount of animals on the site it would be difficult if not impossible to locate where my cats might be. I also called the number for the HSUS but that was of little help. I'm glad you went to my house to search for my cats. It gave me great piece of mind knowing at least one of them was OK. I was so grateful for your efforts that I made a donation to help cover your efforts. I think it was truly a miracle that we were able to get in touch and now that my animals are safe I'm even more thankful. It basically reaffirms my faith in the human race and I hope you will continue with your rescue efforts in the future but I hope that those services will never be needed again if you know what I mean.
Have a good one and thanks again for all of your help.

Wayne Mancuso

 
At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lost At Lamar-Tags and all
Name: Coco
ID: ID tag on her chain collar with her name and contact numbers in New Orleans
Type: Pit Bull (amer. Staffordshire terrier of the New Orleans Boudreaux line)
Gender: Female
Color: Black
Markings: Black with white on chest; recently had pups
Last seen: identified at Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Mon, Sept 26

Coco was identified by me at Gonzales on Sept 23 and I immediately called the number on her tag and reached her family who evacuated to Texas. They were ecstatic and hoped to get into New Orleans the weekend following Rita to pick her up. Robert LaGarde, who lives on General Pershing in NO arrived on Sat, Oct 1 from Texas to learn that she was no longer at the shelter. We're hoping she was transported by a a good shelter or rescue group. Not yet on any of the databases.

Have you seen a dog with a chain/choke collar? If so, have you noticed that she has an ID tag? The HSUS provided LaGarde with the following reference number: A002833. I’ve entered this into the ID fields in petfinder and petharbor, but no luck. His other two dogs didn’t make it through the storm. Please help me reunite them and pass this along or help me cross post.

If you know anything about this dog, please contact me:
Laura Gargano 209-628-0890 (in California)
Friend of Robert LaGarde

 
At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great blog! I have followed your progress daily. Thanks for reminding us that we can all be "heroes" to our four-legged friends by keeping our eyes peeled and our hearts open to what is going on around us. I live on a farm in Virginia, the Ellis Island of animaldom, it seems. We constantly have animals dropped on the property in varying conditions, and we sometimes even have the animals come to us on their own. Miss Kitty (extremely emaciated, pregnant) actually snuck into the house with my husband one evening this past spring and refused to leave. She's now cat #7 (to go with the 5 dogs, rabbit, mice and hamster we have adopted, too!) I really think animals have a 6th sense about people and know who to trust their lives with! Keep up the good work, Eric!

 
At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Gwendolyn (Wendy) Palmer...I just came back from Louisiana, where I was deployed thru RAVS/HSUS. This was my second trip... went to Lamar-Dixon in Gonzales where I was before. Met with Dr. E. Davis, Director of RAVS there, and he sent us to another emergency shelter near Baton Rouge that had been set up thru the HSUS and RAVS. I looked on the Emergency Shelters list and did not find this one that I went to. This shelter is located at the DCI P/E Farm, Dixon Correctional Facility out of Jackson, LA, on highway 10, between hwy 68 and 19. It is nearest to Jackson, LA. My sister and I were there for 5 days. The person that was intaking animals and putting them on 'their' database at this shelter, I do not believe has added any of these animals, which number about 300 or so dogs, cats, and a few barnyard chickens, geese, and ducks, to the PetFinder Database. I am worried that because of this, many of these clearly owned pets will not be found! I tried calling numbers from animals picked up at addresses (gotten thru reverse look-ups). Hardly got thru to any of them, tho' I was able to contact one owner who had actually turned his animal into his local shelter before evacuating. His last info about where his 2 dogs were that they were at Lamar-Dixon. I physically found one of his dogs at this shelter at the P/E farm and gave him as much info as possible, but the only phone # I could give him was my cell phone, which I was making the calls with. He is in Newport, RI, with no way to make his way back to LA right then. I did inform Dr. Davis and other shelter workers of this, but do not know if this man has been contacted further. The person that has been entering the animals to their shelter database, does not seem to understand that these pets NEED to be in the PETFINDER database. Right now I know of one correctional officer who is being allowed to ADOPT 2 animals from this shelter, a cocker-spaniel (I think a Field Spaniel), and a Poodle,! both of which are clearly owned pets. There was also a load of animals allowed to leave with a rescue group. I believe the shelter has the records (or hope so) of the rescue group that was allowed to take these animals. Someone needs to look into this and get those pets on PETFINDERS so their owners can find them!! Many have up-to-date rabies tags, and hunting club plate numbers on collars. You can reach Dr. Eric Davis, Director, Rural Area Veterinary Services at831-442-8359831-442-6320 (fax)831-809-8248 (cell)edavis6720@aol.comThe person working the office was a girl by the name of 'Liz', who I believe has worked for RAVS for quite some time. She would not listen to any suggestions for getting these animals back to their owners. The fact that they are going to adopt out animals who already have owners that do not know where their pets are to even look for them is cruel and inhumane, for both the pets and owners.Something needs to be done to get ALL of these animals onto the PETFINDERS Disaster Database so these pets may have a chance to get back home!!Please let me know, if possible what will be done. If you need more information, I will be glad to help in any way I can. I do know the name of the corrections officer who is planning on adopting two dogs, and if one adopts... what will keep more of these already owned pets from being kept from their original owners???Thanks for your time and consideration in this matter. Sincerely; Gwendolyn Palmer386-684-9327

 
At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MORE animals shot to death! See http://www.pasadosafehaven.org/NEWS/DOGSHOOTING/REWARD.htm

I wish HSUS and ASPCA would contribute some of their millions to help solve and prosecute these repulsive crimes. Some Ted Bundy sickos were running all over the hurricane zone blasting these poor animals to death while they were warehoused in public buildings being used as "shelters."

 
At 5:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

20637. UPDATE FROM PASADO
by counselor03, 10/7/05 18:06 ET
UPDATE: Today, Mark Steinway from PasadoRescue, and investigators from the Louisiana State Attorney General's Office collected 15 dead dogs and cats from the St. Bernard Elementary School for necropsy.
7 dogs and 2 cats were found inside - 9 dogs were found at the football stadium. Some were tied up. Some tied with what appeared to be a jet-ski two rope. Steinway collected .22 and shotgun shell casings for examination by forensics specialists. All animals had been shot to death.

PasadoRescuers were en route to the State of Louisiana's School of Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic lab for x-rays and necropsies when the director of the lab called Steinway to tell him that 29 animals (between yesterday's animals collected, and today's) were too many for them to process. Steinway got on the phone with Dr. Martha Littlefield, the Louisiana State Veterinarian, who MADE them take all the animals. We are grateful to her.

We are incurring huge costs providing the x-rays and necropsies on these animals. Each of the 29 animals will take approximately $500 worth of veterinary services. Not to mention the ballistics tests, which will come next. We MUST find who did this. PasadoRescue is a small organization - we're not like the "big gun" national groups who each made $17 million in donations on this disaster, yet we are the ONLY group investigating this crime. If you can help us pay for these fees, please donate securely here and note "for dog shooting investigation" when you donate.

$10,000 REWARD OFFERED IN SHOOTING OFDOGS IN ST. BERNARD PARISH

Despite pleas from dog owners in writing scrawled across the walls of a middle school, fourteen dogs, left by their owners in hopes of returning to them, were slaughtered, shot in the body cavity, forcing the dogs to suffer a prolonged death. All were found dead at Beauregard Middle School in St. Bernard Parish, New Orleans.

One dog, (blurred at top of stairs) looked to be attempting to run from the shooter.

$10,000 REWARD OFFERED BY WASHINGTON STATE ANIMAL RESCUE GROUPPasado's Safe Haven, a Washington State animal rescue organization that has rescued over 700 animals from New Orleans homes, has issued a $10,000 reward seeking the conviction of the individual(s) responsible for shooting the dogs to death at Beauregard Middle School. Pasado's Safe Haven has issued numerous rewards in the past seeking conviction of perpetrators of heinous animal cruelty cases, which great results:

 
At 6:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Dear Eric, just a comment on the Mayor and Governor. How can they comment on how sad they are for the loss of the animals when I have never really heard them comment on how sad they are for the loss of human life? (Except for the times that they were slamming everyone else and blaming them for the mess they themselves created by not evacuating their own people!

I am just too heavy hearted to comment on anything else. I have been trying to match pets and their owners and am just now beginning to understand the true devastation of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. You can look at pictures all day long, but unless you connect personally you just don't understand. I am finding pets that survived, but their owners did not....I feel that this is the way the mayor and governor are - totally disconnected! Only thinking about how to get the money back into New Orleans, as it will be a "feather in their caps" to get the city back in action.

I will step down off my soapbox for now. Thank you for all of the hard work that you and your volunteers have done.

Let's keep going to make certain that pets and people never suffer again the way that they have in this devastating disaster. Let's keep on trying for only no-kill shelters across the country and laws that will protect pets in times of disaster. Our voices do make a difference when they are united.

Shirley

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger lanekry said...

The "gory photos" are pictures of beloved pets. The Siberian Husky lying in the corner at one of the schools is a beloved pet adopted from an animal shelter when he was a pupply, he was loved and cared for by the same family for 14 years. Now is not the time to look away. These animals deserve justice, there is no reason for their brutal slaughter.

P.S. These photos were taken by a journalist named Susen from Denmark, who was alerted to the scene by two animal rescuers. These are copyrighted photos and have her watermark on them. Susen is a true hero and has adopted six dogs rescued from New Orleans.

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger figment56 said...

To Eric:

I read in one of your post that you have contacts to track down family members. I am looking for a family to notify them their pet has been found, but could only track them to a local church. The folks at the church said the family went to a hotel, but no other info. I need to somehow find info on the family to try to contact them. Can you send me a private message on petfinder.com? My user name is figment56. Thanks!

 
At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FALSE Owner Surrenders! Many shelters adopting out what may not be real surrenders.

Please Bump! by lehh, 10/3/05 23:59 ET Re: poodle reunion story by leanneMphs, 10/3/05 There may be confusion about the "owner surrenders" apparently many people were FORCED to sign forms which surrendered their pets! They didn't know that though! Please read this story below as an example:19101. poodle reunion story by leanneMphs, 10/3/05 0:43 ET "Today, I received a copy of the original paperwork for the poodle I've been fostering since 9-17. The form signed by the owner was a surrender form for Jefferson Parrish Animal Shelter. When we fostered him, we were given the option of adopting, since he had been surrendered. The poodle was never put on PetFinders since he wasn't considered "lost". The paperwork had the owner's name on it, I did a search at the link AnnetteDub has posted. I found contact #s for the relatives & left a message. Well, it ends up that Jefferson Parrish took this poodle as his owners boarded a bus at the causeway and the owners did not want to surrender him, they just signed the piece of paper Jefferson Parrish put in front of them. He will be reunited with his owners soon! But my main point in sharing this story is that if you adopted or fostered an "owner surrendered" pet, the owners may never have wanted to surrender them and you should list them on PetFinder if they aren't there already, as well as, follow up on any info you have. It may well lead to another HAPPY ENDING! "

 
At 8:35 PM, Anonymous Eric Rice said...

Figment56 -- Please email me at ericrice3@comcast.net

 
At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Eric Rice said...

Quote From Wayne Pacelle, HSUS (spelling?)

"Here's the bottom line:

1) We will get through every address for a trapped animal..."

Well this never happened.

and just like I said around Rita time, the operation would be shut down within days. Rita was the perfect excuse to kick out all the volunteers, ship out all the animals, tear down the tents, tear down the fence and wind down. Maybe it was the LASPCA's fault. HSUS should have told the LASPCA to take a hike, set up a second site and kept at it till they arrested Wayne P. This is the HSUS they are susposed to have some teeth. Were is the guts and leadership. We were pulling animals left to die out of house alive to this day. I will soon show you a video of an animal alive and locked in a bathroom on day 28 or so.

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger S.Jordan said...

I'm just going to vent for a second.
I think New Orleans is a *hit hole, and I think Nagin and Blanco
and their St.Bernard's Sheriff's department should all be in jail. They're ALL criminals.
I'm repulsed and sickened by humanity.
I say let's get all the animals out and let nature reclaim New Orleans!

 
At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello All,

2 1/2 weeks ago my husband and I participated in a convoy to relocate and find homes for the dogs at Broken Down Dogs shelter. We took in 18 dogs ourselves and so far have found incredible homes for all but 4 of them.

What I'm trying to do, and will welcome all suggestions on this, is put together an information sheet regarding specific and special needs of these dogs. I am also trying to come up with an organized list of "qualifying" criteria for prospective new homes. Any help will be appreciated.

Here are some of my thoughts on the special needs that need to be addressed when adopting a "hurricane dog". (I know some of these seem like they should be OBVIOUS, but these dogs aren't in La. any more and many of the people who are adopting them aren't necessarily thinking along these lines or maybe they are issues that haven't even occurred to them).

1. Feeding a High Quality diet. I've noticed that the 18 dogs we took, were all underweight and thin. We also put in "feeders" so that the dogs had access to food 24/7. This also completely eliminated the food agression issues. With the skinniest dogs we are feeding them canned food morning and evening in addition to the "at will" dry food.

2. Temperature and Climate Changes. Because we live in a much cooler climate than southern La., we are making sure the dogs are warm and cozy with dog houses, cedar shavings, undercover pen shelter, and for those dogs that are ill, very thin or older, they stay indoors.

3. TONS of Attention and Affection. I know this seems to be a given, but I've noticed these dogs are just starving for human love, affection, and attention. We have made a point of spending one-on-one time playing with and loving on each dog individually every day.

4. Health Issues:
A. Heartworm. Just because the dog or cat may have tested negative for heartworm does not mean one can relax. From what Janet Marynowski of BDD told me, they can still turn positive if not continued on Heartworm Preventative, simply because of the region they are from.

We adopted 2 of the 18 dogs and one of them is Heartworm Positive. My vet took a chest x-ray in addition to blood work to help determine the extent of the heartworms, as well as the location of the worms within the heart and coronary vessels. Fortunately, she got a very good report and there are minimal worms left.

B. Ear Infections. We have had a surprising number of dogs that have been diagnosed with severe ear infections and are under treatment for that.

C. Anemia. I was also surprised that our heartworm + dog was mildly anemic. So I think the lesson here, is that the dogs all need a very thorough and comprehensive vet check including blood work.

5. Tons of Treats and Toys. I've been delighted to watch these dogs play and romp with their new toys. We have also made it a twice daily routine (in our case, when I leave for work and when I return home), of giving each dogs a treat, be it a pig ear, rawhide chew or whatever, they get a treat. There again it's just about giving an extra measure of love and attention to these special survivor dogs!

I look forward to hearing ideas from everyone, so thank you in advance for any and all responses!

 
At 5:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

20778. Arlington, TX shelter possibly adopting out Katrina pets
by purplerice, 10/8/05 0:57 ET
I am so mad! Here's what happened today:My husband went to the Arlington, Texas shelter today to look at two dogs that we might want to adopt (we just wanted one but they both looked promising). When he got there, they were both gone as they hadn't updated their Petfinder shelter photos yet. So he looked around to see what other dogs were there. While he was there, a family came in that were evacuees. They were turning in a pet (I think it was a golden Yorkie based on his description and some pictures I showed him online). They said that they picked this dog up from Baton Rouge thinking it was their dog. But - after they had him groomed they realized it wasn't theirs (I guess he was pretty messed up before). They did find their dog in Michigan and either got him or are going to get him back. So now, they were turning in this Yorkie and my husband said that he heard the woman say they wanted him back into Petfinder's system (which is how she said they found their dog) so that he will go back to their owner. The guy who works as the shelter said all they can do is surrender the Yorkie as the owner and place him for adoption. THEY CAN'T DO THAT - can they???? Some poor person is looking for that dog, I'm sure. Anyway, my husband came home and told me about two puppies he had seen for us (a beautiful female and male Golden Retriever mixes which we did end up adopting today - yeay!). When he went back to get them two hours later, some woman was already adopting the Yorkie! I'm pissed. I'm going to call the shelter tomorrow; I guess there's always a chance that the woman was a Yorkie rescue person but my husband didn't think so and based on what the man said to the family turning the Yorkie in, I doubt it. So.... how many other animals that people are looking for have been quietly turned over to adoption. I'm sorry - but this was not OWNER surrender. I'm going to call the shelter tomorrow and find out what's going on/verify/possibly raise hell but what else can I do?? What they are doing is wrong!

 
At 5:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went to 9th ward for the first time today, usually in St. B. Parish. Waded thru two blocks of muck and poop and water to find a house that an insurance adjuster told us about. Couldn't drive there, streets were still flooded. The dog was sitting next to his house on a cement slab...waiting, for six weeks. He was so thin you could see every bone in his body, hips, ribs, spine, all of it. I was not leaving without him. The only thing we could carry and not loose our boots in the muck (two of us, talking the whole way about how crazy we were, and no one would believe we did this), was beggin strips. We approached him and up went his lip in a snarl. So I turned my back to him and tossed beggin strips...he finally ate one. I slowly backed up while squatting (with leg cramps), for about 30-35 minutes, the whole time my partner reporting, lip or no lip (snarl) because I had my back to him. Finally he was close enough to slip the lead over his head (scarey part, some of them duck their head at the last minute and run, then your back to the beginning), after it was on we led him back the two blocks. He had to stop once to rest since he was so weak. And he hated to walk in the mud, he would walk in the driest areas he could find. Finally got him in the car and back to Winn Dixie where he had his first meal in six weeks, and about a gallon of water. See, there are still successs stories, and you will never forget them.

 
At 6:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been very difficult getting the authorities to let the rescuers into the 2nd & 3rd levels of the Superdome-which is where the animals were known to be. Please read the following post and offer any advice. We need your help. Alley Cats Rescue has tried and so has DRAR."My biggest concern right now that worries me sickPosted by BarbaraB on October 7, 2005, 9:55 pm65.7.172.67
is are these animals at the dome being FED? Was Mark's group able to dump some food? Was Mark's group able to access the 3rd & 4th floors? ACA said they weren't. ACA said the guards wouldn't agree to take them food. These animals had food a week ago yesterday. Let's say that food lasted 2 days which is stretching it. It's cruel and inhumane that the guards won't allow the animals to be fed in the 3rd & 4th floor areas. Maybe the groups were allowed to dump food on the plaza level, who knows. But I do know this - I'm tired of waiting for a call. I'm not one to SIT for long and do nothing while animals are suffering. I've had it. Tomorrow phones are gonna ring off the@#%^@# hook I don't care who I pis off. I've been patient all week. If I knew they were being fed, I'd be rest assured at least they're not suffering from hunger. I am OWED a call. 1 minute out of someone's day isn't much to ask. "

 
At 8:05 AM, Anonymous Eric Rice said...

Posted For Lexi who just called me from NO. She has been on ground for many weeks. Eric

"I am working with the US Army out of Washington State. They are amazing. Still getting animals out of houses. The army finds them and calls me. They called me this am to come to breakfast to have a strategy meeting. LASPCA needs a strategy meeting. They wiped the LASPCA off my car. This is a turf battle not about saving animals to them. Many owners asking me to remove dead animals. I called LASPCA they said they have nobody to do it.

On another positive not many, many owners thanking me for feeding cats who they found when they got home. The cats didn't travel far from home. The feeding program really worked. To bad LASPCA shut it down. Amazing." Lexi

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger michelle said...

A few comments if I may..it seems that after reading all over the net about the rescues and feedings that have continued thanks to the relentless people who have the tenacity of my cats after a bug...that NO has had a HUGE overpopulation (animal) problem LONG before this hurricane. It is unreal in this day and age that so many dogs are turning up heartworm + because whther anyone will admit this or not there are inexpensive alternatives to the (yes very) expensive heartworm pills should the owner truly care to protect their pet. Case in point, many rescues and vets who are not out for the big $$ will tell you how to use horse wormer to prevent heartworms in dogs. Same thing as the pills just can get it at most feed stores for 10-20 bucks which would last you for at least a year if not 2 depending on the size of the dog. Now truly it can be safely done with the right info, but my god with these numbers why didnt someone address this situation PRIOR to the hurricane??I have seen the LASPCA's web site and it looks to be very informative and have had many programs to help the poorer owners responsibly care for their pets.(anyone that can answer if that inference is true or not I would like to know..??)But in the end it seems the biggest enemy to the animals has once again become(and the reason I backed out of being heavily involved in rescue for the past years) good old politics. PERIOD.I naively believed years ago before I worked at the humane society in town that if we are all working for the animals we should be able to easily figure it out(whatever IT may be at the time). Unfortunately what I learned is that there are many good people who can put aside personal issues and the look at me syndrome, but we can not seem to overcome the political hounds that destroy even the best laid plans and intentions for the animals..

One more little thing that has driven me personally nuts, many rescuers acknowledge the help of the military in the area, however MSNBC has their article relating to the dog shootings with the headline that owners or the military could have shot the dogs...PLEASE..did Mintons family write that article?? My husband is active duty navy so I get a little touchier about the military being put down. But they have truly been overlooked for their help to the critters in the disaster areas..point made here, how many places have you read about this?

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Navy_helping_New_Orleans_pets

check out weekly update link on this one
http://www.tortuga.navy.mil/

http://semissourian.com/story/1117171.html

So just remember that those guys and girls in green or blue are not there to rip people away from their beloved pets...really they are people just like everyone else..

 
At 9:48 AM, Anonymous Eric Rice said...

Military at all levels was fantastic. I mean exceptional. You can't understand how kind they were to animals. National guard in some places set up shelters...called things like Camp Lucky and Camp Lucky II. I can't say enough about how the FBI, ATF, Federal Marshals, National Guard, Army, most New Orleans Police, and others helped animals. Plus some people at Homeland Security It was truly amazing. I will dedicate one day to all the pics I have of them helping. They all picked up dog food daily. Some guard came and worked on days/hours they had off. They let rescuers pass right through checkpoints.

On the school shootings -- I think it is unfair to pass judgement on who did that. And if one cop did it I bet you had most who were sickened by it. We will see because it is all coming out. My guess one or two rogues. Easy to sit at home on computer and imagine and entire force of 300 officer blasting away at dogs all day long for fun. You go and you see what these people dealt with. Most good law abiding American citizens.

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger Anita from PWC said...

You must take action and sign the petition demanding outside investigations into these heinous crimes:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/408098466

526 signatures is NOT enough..

 
At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Eric Rice said...

Is There a Deadline For Getting My Pet From a Shelter?

More than 200 animal shelters in the United States and assorted rescue groups agreed to take Katrina survivors into their care while rescue operations were ongoing.

Under a previous agreement, shelters were expected to hold animals until October 15. That date was established early in the disaster response before there was a clear understanding of the magnitude and complexity of the rescue, relief, and reunion operation. Now, shelters, fosters and other groups are asked to hold the animals not less than 30 days from the date the animal's photo is posted on Petfinder.com. After 30 days, shelters, fosters, and rescue groups may elect to hold the animal longer with hopes of reuniting the pet with his or her family, or may move forward with making that animal available for adoption. The HSUS and other national animal protection organizations are appealing to shelters to extend the hold period until December 15 when possible.

Animal shelters have also been encouraged to commit staff and volunteers to navigate the Petfinder site regularly for lost reports from owners that may match animals in their possession.

Please tell shelters to hold animals for longer than the 30 days on petfinder as good owners are looking hard in this system to find pets.

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger a rose is a rose said...

thank you for your rescue work. it gives me great joy people like you exist!

 
At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please help us reunite owners. Join this group and take cases.
We have 92 people so far.

See http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stealthvolunteers

This is a group of volunteers who are searching to help reunite Katrina
evacuees with their pets. The cases assigned are animals registered on
PetFinder and the volunteers begin tracing any known information
(address where animal was found, rabies tag, owner name, etc) We have many tools and databses at our disposal.

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger Cathy said...

PLEASE EVERYONE IF YOU CAN DONATE TO PASADO'S FUND FOR THE DOG SHOOTING INVESTIGATION.

 
At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.oregonhumane.org/katrina/dogs.asp?offset=60#list

Thank you Oregon Humane Society for rescuing and then keeping animals longer than the mandatory hold times because you understand that animals are lost in a confusing system. Good owners ARE LOOKING.

"OHS and other humane organizations across the country are working together under the same guidelines to ensure the animals have every chance at finding their original family. OHS is honored to be able to provide these animals with the loving care they deserve until they are placed into a permanent home in the future"

 
At 11:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are looking to match a N.O. resident to a pet, please do the following.

If you have the address where the pet was recovered, look it up in the reverse lookup facility:

http://www.whitepages.com/10583/reverse_address

You will then get the name(s) of the person (s) at this address. Then, you can go to the following resource for contact details of people who have been looking for this person recently:

http://boards.news.yahoo.com/boards/

There will be contact details for people who know the person on this board.Because the posts were written by friends/relatives, sometimes there are different versions of the one name. You sometimes have to play around with the name to get more contacts.

Here is some more information from Nola.com

19496.1. Tracing Tips by MarilynSue, 10/4/05 9:20 ET Re: Help reunite pets and owners -> You can also go to

http://www.KatrinaSanAntonio.com

and there are detailed instructions on what to do if you only have a name, or a number, or an address.

I can look up problem addresses in the Criss-Cross.

Also I have someone with NetDetective who can look up family members to contact if you have a name or address. Send them my way-> gilthorp@gmail.com

19824.1. Here Are a Couple more ... by gemee1, 10/5/05 4:45 ET Re: Reuniting pets and owners -> by AnnetteDub, 10/5/05 helpful links;

http://www.mirawebdesign.com/katrina-meta-search.html

http://www.illyria.com/shelter/foundpetlist.htm

19824.2. Hi Annette, by cindyinoman, 10/5/05 5:56 ET Re: Reuniting pets and owners -> by AnnetteDub, 10/5/05 I've been going through petfinder and when I find an address I reverse look up the name (doesn't always work) and then google a current contact and use the email link in petfinder to email the contact who entered the info. Trouble is,I have no way of knowing if this is working.

19843. Offer to everyone by looneymom424, 10/5/05 8:42 ET I am continuing my efforts to help reunite animals and owners. I have unlimited long distance available if any calls need to be made for people. I also have a fax machine. I am a stay at home mom. email me at johnhasty2001@yahoo.com

 
At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the owners who have lost their pets but how long should these poor animals be on hold. If good families are found than let them go. They have been through enormous stress and pain.Left to starve and die in floodwaters and filth,with most positive for heartworm. Why is it always about the owners and not about the welfare of animal. If the animals could talk how many would say that hurrican Katrina rescued them from their owners.

 
At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Kimberly Hebert. I am currently living with Jay Strange. He is a
very good friend. He is also letting my dog Nanny and her three hairy babies
also live with us. He has helped us a lot. I am currently using his e-mail
address. He is letting us stay in his house as long as we need to. His e-mail
address is: jstrange8@... (@cox.net).

My cell number is: 225-276- 4692.
Alternative numbers are Donna Guillot: 225-276-5138,
and Jay Strange: 225-939- 4972.
My current address is: 17745 Beckfield Ave., Baton Rouge, La. 70817.

PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME. I AM NOT SLEEPING WELL AT ALL. I WAKE UP SEVERAL TIMES
THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT CRYING, PRAYING AND BEGGING GOD TO PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME
FIND MY BABIES. I AM A VERY SAD PERSON WITH A HEART FILLED WITH PAIN. Thank you and God bless you,

My name is Kimberly Hebert. * My old address is 4425 Stella Dr. Meraux, La.
70075. * My new address is 17745 Beckfield Ave., Baton Rouge, La, 70817.
*My cell number is: 225-276- 4692.

I was on vacation when the hurricane came thru. I had no way to get back in
time to save my babies. My dog Nanny, 3 of her dogs and 3 of my dogs were
rescued from my attic. They were brought to a two story apartment building at
the intersection of Mumphrey Rd. and East Judge Perez. The apartment building
is orangish brick with a balcony and stairway, across the street from Jake's
Palace. They were there for 3 days when my dog nanny was told to get in a boat
and leave my babies there. You can't even imagine the deep pain in my heart. I
lost everything. The only thing I have left are 3 precious hairy babies that
were left to die.

My first baby is a mixed Yorkie with shih Tzu. I got her from a cancer
patient. I promised her that I would take care of her baby. She died in peace
because that was her dying wish. Foxie is her name. She has brown hair with
tan hair on her paws and face. She is about 4yrs old, has big eyes and weighed
about 8lbs. She is a small dog with short legs. She liked treats and was a
little chubby. Her nanny told my the Foxie was very stressed during and after
the storm. I am very very worried for her.

My second little girl is a 10 year old toy Poodle. Her hair is a fading
redish color. Some people thinks her hair is a little brownish. She weighs
about 8lbs. She has light colored moles on her back and a few on her face. Her
name is Annie.

My third little girl is a 10 lb Maltese. Her name is Princess. Her Nanny
accidently cut her hair along her back very short and left the rest of her hair
medium in length. I am sure her hair grew out a little. Maybe someone cut her
hair because she went swimming in the dirty water. Princess is about 3yrs old.
Princess also has some brownish staining around her face and paws from tearing
and water. All of my dogs are sweet. I go to church on Sundays. I always pray
to get back my babies.

Please someone look to see if you have my babies or had them and knows where
they are. I want to go get them back so I can get strength to go on.

OH PLEASE HELP ME. THANK YOU.

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger jcampb4244 said...

Does anyone have any further info on this post I found?
snip<
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 04:08:40 -0000
From: "Tanya" paws_n_tails@yahoo.com
Subject: New Orleans-Military Arrested local Cops for shooting dogs!

New Orleans-Military Arrested local Cops for shooting dogs!
Hi guys,
Just got a msg on my cell, from my friend (out of PA, a fellow Pit Bull
owner) in the National Guard, he is in New Orleans right now.
He'll be back in few days, so I'll get the complete story, he was only
able to leave me a 20sec msg. This is what he said (not word for word)
"The military have arrested local cops, the cops had been shooting
dogs, my unit arrested a few of them."
As he was about to give more details (I think), he said "I have to go",
as he was hanging up I heard in the backround someone say "We found
another dead body".
I wish more of our Military guys had been there and not in Iraq.
Also a friend from NY just got back from New Orleans area today. I'll
ask her to share her experiences. I'll post more info as I get it.
Thanx,
Tanya >snip

Thanks Charlene

 
At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Eric Rice said...

Tanya let us know if is true as almost every rumor I have heard about this has turned out not to be true.

 
At 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monday September 12th, 2005





Tens of Thousands of Pets waiting…….





They’re trying to wait. They’ve been begging to be taken when rescuers looking for humans approach. Sometimes the boats, helicopters or trucks pass by; sometimes they took their humans, yet leave them. Homes broken into by rescue workers or looters. Doors or windows left open. Many are on the street or trapped on roofs, in trees; some in apartments and houses standing on furniture surrounded by water. Some still outside trapped on cars, truck beds, floating pieces of houses. Most are hungry, some starving, thirsty, dehydrated [dirty saltwater]. Katrina was bad, the flood was horrific, yet thousands wait for rescue. Tens of thousands…….



The nights find the animals [human and otherwise] listening to their fellow animals howl, yowl, scream and cry. Calling….waiting.



The flooding happened two weeks ago. The politics don’t matter to those waiting.



These animals are companion animals and 1,000’s of American Citizens are grieving more for their still trapped animals than their homes. Things can be replaced, the

Lives of our loved ones can’t. These animals need us now. Time is past due. Many are still hanging on. Pets are dead on the streets and in their homes. Yet, many still wait……….



All of this sounds hauntingly familiar, doesn’t it? Last week it was the human companions of these animals left to fend for themselves. This weeks ‘ignored-by-the-Government’ residents are the animal populations. The Governor/s won’t step up. Who will?



Will next weeks news stories reflect this week as a tragedy for the Katrina animal victims; or will there be stories of how the amazing spirit of American citizens is rivaled by the wondrous spirit of the animals whose wait is over?





%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%



Well that was almost a month ago..... and some still wait.



Unbelievably the next week did see some mention of the plight of the animals and the rescue efforts, but each week has brought less and less attention. Rita, apathy, etc…

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger laura lassiter said...

I created a petition seeking a full investigation, prosecution and conviction of those responsible for the pet slaughter in St. Bernard Perish, La. Please sign and cross post. Thanks.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/
434180433

 
At 9:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

20990. UPDATE FROM PASADO'S ON SHOOTINGS
by pasadorescue, 10/8/05 22:06 ET
This is Mark from Pasado's. I just want to answer some questions and set the record straight about what's going on downn here in New Orleans. We just finished Day 3 of recovering bodies; 33 in all; 10 at Beauregard Middle School, 18 at St. Bernard High School, and 5 at Sebastien Roy Elementary. Not a fun task. Most are severely decomposed.The good news is that we have, with the assistance of the AG's office, collected solid evidence, including bullets, shell casings, and testimony from those present that should be able to nail down this case. All of the bodies are now in custody of the LSU Veterinary facility in Baton Rouge.As a side note, the veterinary forensics are NOT being donated; Pasado's will be incurring at least $10,000 - $15,000 so far in charges to provide the AG's office with the evidence necessary to prosecute. We feel it's worth it. We know that the public shares our views and will come forward with donations sufficient to cover our expenses.I can't make accusations (for obvious legal reasons), but suffice it to say that at the very least, the middle school massacre was (according to our sources) done by St. Bernard Sheriff's deputies. The deaths at the other 2 schools included shootings and may or may not be connected.Please trust that we will continue to vigilantly pursue this case to completion to make sure the perpetrators of these crimes are held accountable. We welcome anyone's help, including large national organizations with (seemingly) bottomless coffers. I don't think we should have to "ask" for the help. If another organization was taking the lead, I would call them and offer my assistance. We're not a big bureaucracy...it's just a few of us with a "no bullshit" attitude and a fierce commitment to help the animals.Please hang in there with us - these legal cases take a long time to complete. Don't think we've stopped working on it and check back daily to see updates on our website!For the Animals,Mark SteinwayCo-founder & Humane InvestigatorPasado's Safe Haven

 
At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone save my dog? 5001 Columbia, NO
Reply to: angelamacdonald@eastlink.ca
Date: 2005-10-03, 7:56PM

Respond to: Email: robkrisi@juno.com

My name is Jason. I am a c-5/c-6 quadriplegic. I could not take my wheelchair, yet alone my dog because the person who took me would not allow me to put my dog in his car. Candy was left home inside but may have gotten out. The house is at 5001 Columbia in New Orleans, Pontchartrain Park subdivision, 70126. Landmarks include Southern University at New Orleans, Wesley Barrow baseball stadium, Pontchartrain Park, itself and its golf course. The front of the house is on Columbia and Congress. The back is on Congress and Hayne. Candy is a 5-year-old female Akita with black guard hair, silverish undercoat. She has a white chest, the tip of her tail is white; she has white toes, with the right front paw having less white than the others. She has a dark circle on her tongue which can be seen when she yawns or when her mouth is opened. She is wearing a black nylon collar with her rabies tags, her license, and a yellow tag containing her "Home Again" microchip number, along with an 80 0 number to contact Home Again. She may not come, but if you can leave food and water directly at the house to keep her in the area, I will try to send someone to find her. I can be reached at 214-905-9066; 214-205-1351; 214-503-0629; 225-771-5878 (ask for Christopher at this number); 504-610-8779 (ask for Jahmal at this number) [my brothers]. I appreciate any help we can get on this matter. Thanks

 
At 11:48 PM, Blogger Kate Danaher said...

NEW ORLEANS RESCUE UPDATE

OCTOBER 8, 2005

WE ARE STILL RESCUING AND STILL NEED HELP!

We pulled a dog out of a warehouse yesterday who was completely skin and bones. This dog was able to survive because there was access to water but no food. He is one of many we have seen like this. If there is one...there are others and we must come to their rescue!

As of September 30th, the HSUS was forced to stop rescuing animals due to orders by the Louisiana State Vet. It was ridiculous that this vet could pick some arbitrary date of when rescuing should end. She did this without ever consulting with those of us actually rescuing. I refused to stop this rescue operation knowing that there were still animals trapped behind closed doors in attics, bathrooms and carriers. I could not fathom the thought of them wasting away while a state vet believed they could no longer be alive. We could not and would not give up on them. Because the state vet closed Lamar Dixon for intake of animals (the temporary shelter where we were bringing all rescued animals) we had to find temporary places to bring the animals. We used Pasado Safe Animal Haven for 2 days and now use Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. We rescue the animals in New Orleans, put the animals on a refrigerated semi-truck and take them 2 hours away to Best Friends temporary shelter in Tylertown, Mississippi. It has been a great joining of teams! Since Oct. 1 we have rescued over 300 animals which certainly proves the state vet wrong. The volunteers are still staying at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in tents and will be able to do so until October 15th. After that time we will be moving the command center (our phones, internet,dispatch,etc) and our tents to another location yet to de determined. If you can volunteer between now and October 15th please come to the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. We do a volunteer orientation 9pm each night in front of the Prowler trailer between barn 1 and 2. We send our teams out at 5:30am. If we determine that we are still rescuing animals after the 15th, I will put out an update as to where to report to volunteer. We watch the statistics closely each day to determine how many animals we are still rescuing and how many of those animals would not have made it without us.

Please only email me if you have an emergency question. I am receiving several hundred emails each day and can't keep up with the volume. Thank you so much for helping!!! If you come to help and rescue one animal you made a tremendous difference!

Warm regards,

Jane Garrison

 
At 11:58 PM, Blogger Kate Danaher said...

Dear Volunteers,

I am happy to field some of your emails and calls regarding Jane Garrison rescue efforts in N.O. although communication with her and others on the ground is sporadic and I am not always up to date on details but I know the basics. Please call or write if you are ready to go.

Kate Danaher
katedanaher@animalearthhuman.org
415-459-1149

 
At 12:01 AM, Blogger Kate Danaher said...

List of shelters fostering animals from Lamar-Dixon

There's a link on the ASPCA website to "known satellite shelters" that are fostering animals from Lamar-Dixon. If you know someone who is trying to track down an animal who was at Lamar-Dixon, please tell them to check this list.

http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hurricane_foster

 
At 6:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEW ORLEANS RESCUE UPDATE

OCTOBER 8, 2005

WE ARE STILL RESCUING AND STILL NEED HELP!

We pulled a dog out of a warehouse yesterday who was completely skin and bones. This dog was able to survive because there was access to water but no food. He is one of many we have seen like this. If there is one...there are others and we must come to their rescue!

As of September 30th, the HSUS was forced to stop rescuing animals due to orders by the Louisiana State Vet. It was ridiculous that this vet could pick some arbitrary date of when rescuing should end. She did this without ever consulting with those of us actually rescuing. I refused to stop this rescue operation knowing that there were still animals trapped behind closed doors in attics, bathrooms and carriers. I could not fathom the thought of them wasting away while a state vet believed they could no longer be alive. We could not and would not give up on them. Because the state vet closed Lamar Dixon for intake of animals (the temporary shelter where we were bringing all rescued animals) we had to find temporary places to bring the animals. We used Pasado Safe Animal Haven for 2 days and now use Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. We rescue the animals in New Orleans, put the animals on a refrigerated semi-truck and take them 2 hours away to Best Friends temporary shelter in Tylertown, Mississippi. It has been a great joining of teams! Since Oct. 1 we have rescued over 300 animals which certainly proves the state vet wrong. The volunteers are still staying at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in tents and will be able to do so until October 15th. After that time we will be moving the command center (our phones, internet,dispatch,etc) and our tents to another location yet to de determined. If you can volunteer between now and October 15th please come to the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. We do a volunteer orientation 9pm each night in front of the Prowler trailer between barn 1 and 2. We send our teams out at 5:30am. If we determine that we are still rescuing animals after the 15th, I will put out an update as to where to report to volunteer. We watch the statistics closely each day to determine how many animals we are still rescuing and how many of those animals would not have made it without us.

Please only email me if you have an emergency question. I am receiving several hundred emails each day and can't keep up with the volume. Thank you so much for helping!!! If you come to help and rescue one animal you made a tremendous difference!

Warm regards,

Jane Garrison

 
At 7:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Petfinder for 26 days and it was just late last week that the shelter who has him was listed. I emailed that shelter and a lady answered saying she only had one poodle. I wrote her back that there is a strong possibility that that poodle is the missing Snowball and there is a substancial reward and gave her XXXXXX website address. She didn't email again, so I asked XXXXXX at Carolina Poodle Rescue to call her and the lady was on a cell phone and said that the white poodle we are asking about is still in LA..... ( petfinder says it is in Teafly, NJ) so, XXXXXXXX sort of caught the lady in a lie..... She was to call XXXXXXX back with a better connection, but of course hasn't and is now NOT replying to email.

Did you see the HSUS rules? A rescue group only has to wait 30 days from the date that the katrina pet first had a picture posted on Petfinder.org to allow the owner to find the pet. After that 30 days, HSUS 'encourages' rescue groups to give additional time, but will not enforce any extra time..... you have to read between the lines of what HSUS is saying.... I'll translate, ahem... ahem...

"Rescuers, those people in LA don't deserve to have their pets returned to them, so post the most horrible blurry intake picture you have, shaving the pet is good, and then don't update the pet's page until just before the 30 days run out, and then if the owner calls, just tell them it was a mistake, why, you don't have that animal and never did. Act very surprised! Then while the owner searches vainly in cyberspace for their pet, grow it's hair out, put cute clothes on it, give it a cute name, make up a story about how someone in your city surrendered the pet and SELL IT...if you don't want to sell it, you can always keep it for yourself or friends & family...."

Sorry for the rant, I'm just sick of this!
Two dogs with rewards that thousands of people are looking for, do not just disappear by accident. Like the little dog Don believes is OD.... where is he? Look at all those pages on petfinder with no picture and hardly any description.... I wonder if HSUS rulings say that a picture isn't even needed to satisfy the 30 day rule?

 
At 7:58 AM, Anonymous Eric Rice said...

Just so you know the 30 day rule isn't HSUS...it was a compilation of morons..state vet, LASPCA and maybe HSUS although they are trying to say they had nothing to do with it....

 
At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

>Maybe it was the LASPCA's fault. HSUS should have told the LASPCA to take a hike, set up a second site and kept at it till they arrested Wayne P. This is the HSUS they are susposed to have some teeth. Were is the guts and leadership. We were pulling animals left to die out of house alive to this day. <

>.state vet, LASPCA and maybe HSUS although they are trying to say they had nothing to do with it....>

OH GIVE IT A REST !!!

YOUR EGO IS TRULY MASSIVE, ONE OF THE WORST I'VE WTINESSED ON THE INTERNET OR REAL LIFE.

YOU'RE SAFE AT HOME IN MARYLAND, STOP ACTING LIKE YOU'RE STILL IN THE FIELD AND MISLEADING PEOPLE. AND I DON'T BELIEVE YOU'VE GONE WITHOUT A SHOWER FOR TWO DAYS.

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE A BUSINESS MAN ALTHOUGH I'VE NEVER HEARD OF YOUR COMPANY, IF YOU TRULY WERE A BUSINESS MAN THEN YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND THERE ARE LEGAL OBLIGATIONS AND NO ORGANIZATION IS ABOVE THE LAW, IF PACILLE WERE TO BE ARRESTED IT WOULD HAVE SERIOUS RAMIFICATIONS FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND ITS LEGAL STATUS.

YOU HAVE THE COMMON SENSE OF A KUMQUAT.

STOP YOUR GRANDSTANDING. IF YOU HAD RAL CAJONES YOU'D STOP POINTING THE FINGER AND YOU'D GROW UP AND STOP TRYING YOUR PATHETIC EFFORTS TO MAKE YOURSELF LOOK LIKE THE SECOND COMING OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI.

 
At 9:49 PM, Anonymous Eric Rice said...

I swear I have not showered for two days. Its a blog you are allowed to rant a bit. Get over it. Safe in Maryland and still at my computer working on this for the ENTIRE WEEKEND day and night.
And the dozens of people I have helped today can tell you. Would you believe I even emailed back and forth with Wayne Pacelle tonight? Told him I thought from what I saw he was sincere...Dude, get a grip and stop screaming at people in caps. I work and I work hard and all night to the detriment of all kinds of personal things. Who is this Francis guy you refer to? You are exactly the kind of guy that wants someone who has something to add to the "argument" to shut up, lie down and go away. I'd still go have some beers with you but your the kind of person that holds a grudge forever.

 
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At 9:52 PM, Anonymous Eric Rice said...

Who else understood that telling Pacelle to get arrested was a figure of speech of sorts?

 
At 6:24 AM, Anonymous Gerri said...

Hey Eric,

I totally understood what you meant when you referred to W. Pacelle.

Btw, St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Assisi

"Legend has it that St. Francis preached to the birds and other creatures as well as to humans. He is known today as the patron saint of animals and the environment. His image is often placed in gardens in respect for his interest in all things natural."

Every year on Oct. 4th, many Catholic & Anglican churches have a 'blessing of the pets' ceremony in honour of St. Francis and although I do not consider myself religious, did have my dog blessed this year. It was also a time to reflect on the Hurricane Katrina animals as well.

 
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