11/7 Very depressing day... Today we found 3 dead cats at 3 separate houses. These were cats who had only died in the past few days. Two of the cats were found dead on their front porches next to empty food and water bowls. The other was found dead on the back porch of a house where again, no food/water was available. Why did these animals die? Because we do not have enough people to feed them. This is not a normal city on a normal day where animals can search through trash for scraps. This is a city where the majority of the residents have not returned so no trash is being generated. This is a city where there are no puddles for them to drink out of because it has not rained in over a month. This is a city where there are no residents who will feed them because very few people are actually living in New Orleans. This is a city in a crisis. These animals have nothing but us to help them. I hate to say it but the animal community is failing these animals. Today we only had 24 people to put out food and water stations in a city that has thousands of animals on the streets. It is a tragedy that these animals made it through the hurricane, made it through the flood, made it through another hurricane and are diyng because they don't have enough food and water. Please don't think that someone else will go and help...because they won't and they're not. Please get in your car, get on a plane and come to New Orleans to help put food and water out for these animals. We currently have over three thousand locations in our database where we know animals are hiding under porches and under houses. I am begging you to please help. We will provide you with the list of locations and all the dog and cat food you will need. Just come... All the instructions you need are on Animalrescueneworleans.com. PLEASE don't let anymore animals die...
OMG JANE HOW TERRIBLE, I'm very far from new orleans but have been keeping track sice the hurricane what is going on over there.
I would love to help. Are you trapping any of these animals? Who do you work with over there. Or are you just volunteering? What agencies are helping with the animals?
Im from New York (queens) and i currently live with 22 animals. I know it's crazy but i rescued each and every one from the street (except for one of my goldens) Its ruff, but i couldnt let them starve and live on the street. Anyway good luck and God speed. Let me know if i can help... i cant get on a plane but i'll help in any other way!!!
Jim and I went to the website and found it just as emotional as when the hurricane first hit. We saw several ways listed to give (supplies, checks, gift cards). At this point, do the volunteers have a preference? We have decided that instead of presents this Christmas, we are donating in each other's name, as well as our families names, to the animal victims of Katrina. As so many other people did, we donated to Noah's Wish immediately after the hurricane....Thank You so much for reminding us that our responsibility as animal lovers didn't end with that check.
I will keep the people who are in the trenches in my prayers. While they may not be in physical danger, I cannot imagine the emotional toll this must be having on them.
I just wanted to say that I did not write this, I was sent this in my e-mail from a rescue that I work with. If nothing else, please crosspost this any where you can. I believe the website has contact information.