This came in an e-mail to me from a local PB Rescue contact that I have......... ________________________________________________
Please forward this to all your friends...
Hi, my name is Ruby Smith, volunteer with the Humane Society of West
Louisiana! We are fielding THOUSANDS of calls from people affected by Hurricane Katrina because we are the closest Humane Society with a working telephone! (approximately 4 hours west of New Orleans in Rosepine, LA)
We are doing all we can but have one big problem. SPACE!
We are taking as many strays from the area as possible but are having hard time finding room for the family owned pets that are having to be given up! These are people who have NO choice but to give up their beloved pets due to this catastrophe. We are looking for help from "Breed Specific Rescues", or anyone, to find homes for these babies! Currently, this is just an example of our purebred hurricane victim dogs, who have all been very well behaved, but will be euthanized if homes are not found.... soon!! We just don't have SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!
------ 3yo Husky, very sweet, getting very depressed, is eating less and less ------- 7yo Pomeranian, won't stop shaking unless being held ------- ? yo Poodle, just adorable, but shivering and very difficult to get out of cage ------- 1yo+ Collie, won't stop crying, unless being held ------- 4yo Cocker Spaniel, very cute, very, very upset.
Of course, we have an abundance of "mutts" that are just as deserving of a loving and safe home... .
If you know anyone who can foster/rescue these loving animals, or any other rescue group who are willing to help out - please contact the Humane Society of West Louisiana! It is likely that we will be getting more and more calls from owners who are having to make the choice of surrendering their pets, but we just do not have the room for them!
Thank you So much!!
Please, continue to pray for the victims of Katrina, both human and pets!
Humane Society of West Louisiana Ask for Rita 337-462-3321 PS. Even if you cannot help one of these babies, yourself, you can make a difference if you Please forward this e-mail to everyone you know!! Please, please, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! crossposted by Janet Mills Home Visit Coordinator for Shih Tzu and Furbaby Rescue
OMG! I wish I could take another. Last vacation I took (july) I put the puppies in the kennel and the other 2 old guys stayed home. I knew the old men would be okay, they are farm dogs and love it. But Bessy & Bobby oh my! I even came home a day early because I missed them so and I was so worried. I did call, but that wasn't enough. So now, next week I am taking a trip to NY, well, I have decided Bessy & Bobby are coming with me. I cannot leave them again. I was more traumatised then they were. So, if I could take another I would, but, I just hate leaving them. Its too hard! I would have 50, but I just get too attached and worry way too much and I do like to go away sometimes.