Kelsey (Pet Rescue) Speaks.
1:36 AM, September 12, 2005
If this were yesterday, I'd be getting up in 2 hours. I got home and discovered that my husband and eight dogs feel neglected, so now that bellies are full and butts have been scratched- I can go spend time with my...dogs. Even on very little sleep I'm still not that funny.
I believe it was Debra in Portland, OR that I think gave us some GREAT karma. I spent the afternoon on a boat with 4 National Guardsmen: 2 from Portland, 1 from Eugene and 1 from the Beaverton area. Great guys. I hope they'll be there still when I get there tomorrow. Tonight I brought 2 dogs to my parents and 1 cat. Temporary holding. I think Cheri, from ARFLA, wants to adopt one, maybe both. The cat has an owner to contact.
OK. The report I got from Dr. White who has been rescuing in St. Bernard Parish is that even though he has brought at least 40 dogs, 1 squirrel (a pet) and a Muskovie Duck-Saturday night and another 35 Sunday night, It is a DIRE problem.
His words: "There is an unending supply of dogs in St. Bernard Parish and they are dying." The shoot to kill order has been given, by local officials, but the National Guardsmen don't want to do it. He asked me to put out a plea to ALL ANIMAL RESCUE GROUPS...WE DESPERATLY NEED YOUR HELP. COME DOWN AND GET SOME.
I have seen other groups, but why are they not going to where the greatest need is? Please contact St. Bernard Sheriff's Department about housing some, and we mean lots, of these animals. I saw a load of Min-Pins and Skipperkees-I know it's spelled wrong-Saturday. These are pure bred small dogs. Our housing capabilities locally are stretched and the State animal shelters that were set up for the Katrina survivors are filling up quickly.
Please spread the word to any animal rescuers and potential foster families that we need them.
I thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and blessings. I'm lucky to be here and be able to do this. I have been working with some wonderful people who are there all day in the heat just to help these little gifts.
Wish me sleep!!