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Old September 3rd 05, 04:28 AM
Candace
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Default Animal evacuation and recovery plan for New Orleans

Hope they're better at rescuing the poor animals than they are at
rescuing the poor people...but that's the crappy Bush government so no
wonder they're incompetent, murdering morons. Maybe the surviving
animals will fare better.

Animal Evacuation and Recovery Plan for New Orleans



BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals

(LA/SPCA), the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA), the
Louisiana

Animal Control Association (LACA), and the LSU School of Veterinary
Medicine

(SVM) are managing animal evacuations and recovery plans for New
Orleans

pets and displaced animals.



PETS TRAVELING WITH OWNERS

The LVMA is currently accepting pets at the Blackham Coliseum in
Lafayette,

LSU in Shreveport, the Monroe Civic Center for small animals and the
Ike

Hamilton Center for large animals in Monroe, the Farmer's Market in

Alexandria, and the LSU Agriculture Center/Parker Coliseum in Baton
Rouge. Owners must be

housed in a Red Cross shelter; owners are responsible for caring for
their

animals, including feeding and cleaning. Animals will be accepted 24
hours a

day. Veterinarians will be on hand to handle any medical needs.



While owners are responsible for the feeding and cleaning of their pets
at

the Parker Coliseum in Baton Rouge, the SVM, along with volunteers from
the

Baton Rouge Veterinary Medical Association, will provide veterinary
care. If for

some reason, an owner is unable to care for a pet sheltered in the
Parker

Coliseum (e.g., the owner is housed in a special needs shelter), SVM
student

volunteers will provide primary care, such as feeding and cleaning. The
East Baton

Rouge Animal Control Center will be taking stray animals.



The Parker Coliseum will be staffed 24 hours a day by a supervising

veterinarian and student volunteers from the School of Veterinary
Medicine.

Pets in the Coliseum will be given physical exams and Bordetella
(kennel cough)

vaccinations. If a pet requires medical attention and veterinary
monitoring,

it will be sent to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary
Teaching

Hospital.



PEOPLE WITH PETS WHO ARE CURRENTLY EVACUATING NEW ORLEANS

The LA/SPCA will transport animals from pick-up points in New Orleans
to the

Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. The pick-up points have not yet been
determined and

are being coordinated with the agency charged with transporting people
from

New Orleans to other areas.



The Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales, La., will
serve

as the primary staging area. Once the shelter is full, animals will be
moved

to temporary shelters in other areas of Louisiana and Texas.



The LA/SPCA Dorothy Dorsett Mobile Veterinary Center will be at the

Lamar-Dixon Center to treat incoming animals as needed.



CONFINED PETS STILL IN DISASTER AREA

Beginning on September 1, residents who left pets in their homes may
call a

hot line to leave information about the number of animals, species, and

their confined location. As soon as the hotline number is obtained, we
will advise

the media. WE CANNOT ENTER NEW ORLEANS UNTIL APPROVAL IS GRANTED BY
STATE

OFFICALS.



DONATIONS

Financial donations are being accepted to fund the animals' care
through the

Dr. Walter J. Ernst, Jr. Veterinary Memorial Foundation at the LVMA at

1-800-928-LVMA.



A regional donation center is being established. Our needs include:
large

Air kennels and metal cages, leashes, disposable bowls, canned cat and
dog food,

disposable litter pans, spray bleach, paper towels, sheets, towels,
locks,

hoses, bottled water, trash cans, trash bags, pooper scoopers, cat
litter,

extension cords, fans. The most urgent needs are kennels and monetary

donations. The media will be advised of the address once determined. At
least 175 animals

are currently en route to Baton Rouge.



For more information or to make donations of the materials listed
above,

please call the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine at 225-578-9900

(www.vetmed.lsu.edu) or the LVMA at 1-800-928-LVMA (www.lvma.org).



ANIMAL EVACUATION AND RECOVERY PLAN CONTACT INFORMATION

Louisiana SPCA contact, Laura Maloney, 225-413-8813

East Baton Rouge Animal Control Center,,Hilton Cole, 225-774-7700

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Becky Adcock, 225-578-9900

Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, 1-800-524-2996

PLEASE NOTE CORRECTION: THE PHONE NUMBER FOR THE LOUISIANA VETERINARY

MEDICAL

ASSOCIATION IS 1-800-524-2996 OR 225-928-5862



THE AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION



"Many of Katrina's victims will be those least able to help themselves
-

animals. So who will be there for the animals injured in this
devastating

storm? Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT), established by the

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and funded primarily by
the

American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), are working as part of
the

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Disaster Medical
System

(NDMS) to care for injured animals, as well as provide advice
concerning

public health issues/



Since 1994, VMAT teams have been deployed to both natural and manmade

disasters such as Hurricane Floyd and the September 11th tragedy, to
assist

in the delivery of medical help to injured animals and to provide
public

health advice. A significant amount of funding for the Veterinary
Medical

Assistance Teams comes from the AVMF. Individuals wishing to support
VMAT in

their disaster relief efforts may make an online donation on AVMF's
secure

website, www.avmf.org or send a contribution to":



The American Veterinary Medical Foundation

1931 N. Meacham Road

Suite 100

Schaumburg, IL 60173



2. Also, thanks to Veni Harlan of Far Field Borzoi located in Louisiana
for

providing the following up-to-date information:





my advise is the LVMA.. it will get the $ to the animals and volunteers
vets

and students the fastest... thanks for your generosity!!



Please make your check payable to the

Walter J. Ernst Veterinary Memorial Foundation and write Disaster
ReliefFund

on the memo line. Donations should be sent to the LVMA (Louisiana
Veterinary

Medical Association)

8550 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 1001

Baton Rouge, LA 70809.



You can also call the LVMA at (800) 928-LVMA or make a donation at

www.lvma.org.



3. NOAHS WISH (Is a Unique Animal Welfare Organization Dedicated to
Rescuing

& Sheltering Animals in times of Disasters)

PO Box 997 Placerville, CA 95667

(530) 622-9313

Fax (530) 622-9317





Noah's Wish also has a website at:
http://www.noahswish.org/

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Old September 3rd 05, 06:08 AM
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On 2 Sep 2005 20:28:05 -0700, "Candace" wrote:

ANIMAL EVACUATION AND RECOVERY PLAN CONTACT INFORMATION

Louisiana SPCA contact, Laura Maloney, 225-413-8813

East Baton Rouge Animal Control Center,,Hilton Cole, 225-774-7700

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Becky Adcock, 225-578-9900

Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association, 1-800-524-2996

PLEASE NOTE CORRECTION: THE PHONE NUMBER FOR THE LOUISIANA VETERINARY

MEDICAL

ASSOCIATION IS 1-800-524-2996 OR 225-928-5862



I have been unable to contact these organisations via phone? Is phone
service already back up?

Ray
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