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Posted: 9/5/2005 8:41:09 PM EDT

Seriously,

Abandoned dogs are probably getting hungry at this point, and they aren't drinking clean water.

Is there going to be a big problem with abandoned dogs, that will require destroying them?


Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:42:12 PM EDT
I cant wait to be a JBT!
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:43:51 PM EDT
Death will be a way of life in NOLA for awhile. Especially for animals.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:45:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 8:45:40 PM EDT by Zaphod]
Spare the dogs. Shoot the looters.

If someone accidentally caps the "reverend" Jackson (or if he gets eaten alive by a roving pack of mad chihuauas), then so much the better.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:46:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 8:53:09 PM EDT by EPOCH96]
LSU veterinary college has set up a pretty large facility dedicated to abandoned pets IIRC. Something like 300-400 pets currently and growing. Started with the pets of people that brought them to the Superdome, but were told they couldn't enter with their pets.

Don't think you will see any of the military guys shooting pets... Generally troops love abandoned pooches and may need a unit/battalion mascot

EPOCH

ETA: here's an interesting article about the effort in Slidell, LA


SLIDELL, La., Sept. 5, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Noah's Wish, a not-for-profit organization that works exclusively to rescue and shelter animals in disasters, has rescued over 400 animals from evacuated homes in Slidell, Louisiana. The pets are being housed at a temporary animal shelter and Noah's Wish is working with Slidell Animal Control to save hundreds more abandoned and stranded pets in the city of Slidell.

A photo accompanying this release is available at: Photos

Additional photos are available on the company's website at: More Photos

In addition to the 400 pets rescued by Noah's Wish, seven other animal shelters in the state of Louisiana are also working around the clock to save as many animals as possible. Over 1,500 animals are being housed in shelters throughout the state. Some of these animals are strays, while others were rescued from homes. Many evacuees from New Orleans fled with their companion animals but were unable to bring them into disaster relief shelters. Those animals are being provided temporary shelter in Louisiana animal shelters.

The Slidell Animal Control building sustained extensive damage during Hurricane Katrina. Noah's Wish staff and volunteers on the ground do not have phone, cell phone or web access at this time and are unable to communicate outside the Slidell area. Noah's Wish is asking that pet owners from Slidell to come to Heritage Park to report a lost or stranded pet. Noah's Wish staff will be at Heritage Park from 8am to 7pm every day for the next several weeks. Pet owners must come in person to determine if their pet is at the shelter, as the number of pets being rescued is expected to reach the hundreds.

This temporary shelter will have the ability to house hundreds of animals. Trained Noah's Wish volunteers, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians are providing medical services, care and much-needed love and affection to these traumatized animals. Pet owners may pick up food and supplies from Noah's Wish volunteers in Heritage Park. Donations of pet food, blankets, dog kennels etc. may be left at Heritage Park.

"The animals coming into the shelter are hungry, dehydrated and very scared -- but doing okay," said Terri Crisp, Founder and Director of Noah's Wish. All animals coming into the shelter will be tracked and Noah's Wish hopes to be able to reunite owners with their four-legged family members. "Pet owners are coming to Heritage Park, desperate to find out if their animals were among those saved so far," said Crisp. "The good news is that we have been able to reunite many people with their pets." Noah's Wish exists to help people as much as we do pets. Temporary shelter for pets will be offered to residents who lost their homes and are unable to keep their animals with them in shelters or hotels.

Rescue efforts in Slidell are being supported by a network of volunteers around the country. One family from Miami, Florida, hired a driver to deliver a truckload of large tents, over 100 dog crates, chain link fencing and pre-fabricated dog runs. Noah's Wish volunteer coordinators are working to manage the trained volunteers, including veterinarians and veterinary technicians who are being sent to Slidell in stages to ensure long-term coverage for the rescue efforts, which is expected to last several weeks.

Donations are desperately needed and can be made at www.noahswish.org. Donations go directly to help the animals of this disaster and cash is preferred as it allows the organization to purchase the supplies needed. Questions should be emailed to info@noahswish.org or a message can be left at 530-622-9313.

WWW.NOAHSWISH.ORG

Noah's Wish is a 501 c3 not-for-profit organization based in Placerville, California (near Sacramento). Donations may be mailed to Noah's Wish P.O. Box 997 Placerville, CA 95667

All public inquiries/requests for assistance should be directed to info@noahswish.org or call 530-622-9313

CONTACT: Noah's Wish
NYC Media Contact for Reporters:
Patricia Jones
347-306-2442
pellen325@yahoo.com

Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:48:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:
Seriously,

Abandoned dogs are probably getting hungry at this point, and they aren't drinking clean water.

Is there going to be a big problem with abandoned dogs, that will require destroying them?





They aren't going to go hungry with all the bodies about.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:20:58 PM EDT
Some gators are no doubt enjoying the current stray dog surplus.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:25:50 PM EDT
(From Two Mules for Sister Sarah)

[Clint Eastwood] Sister, Buzzards gotta eat, too. [/Clint Eastwood]
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:36:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 9:37:01 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:
Seriously,

Abandoned dogs are probably getting hungry at this point, and they aren't drinking clean water.

Is there going to be a big problem with abandoned dogs, that will require destroying them?





They aren't going to go hungry with all the bodies about.



Correct... ugly but true.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:43:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Accomplice:
Some gators are no doubt enjoying the current stray dog surplus.



I doubt that the gators would work that hard given that there are many free meals just floating around. The big problem is going to be that the gators in this area will probably develop a taste for humans. People are really going to have to be careful around the gators down there.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:44:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:
Seriously,

Abandoned dogs are probably getting hungry at this point, and they aren't drinking clean water.

Is there going to be a big problem with abandoned dogs, that will require destroying them?





When I saw the title of this thread, that's what I was thinking... pets that had to be left behind could become 'wild'. They will be looking for a meal and trying to survive. Sadly, I think some formerly domestic animals may have to be put down...
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:47:33 PM EDT
Every city in the country has a wild "pet" problem...especially with cats. They'll probably form packs and attack workers for the next year or so...
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:18:51 AM EDT
They'll mostly be shot. In a few weeks they'll be like the packs of dogs in Iraq.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:22:29 AM EDT
FNC said in the quiet morning you hear the homes creaking and the occasional barking from a abandoned dog.
Damn, I feel bad for the pooches
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:33:03 AM EDT
I give it a week to ten days.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:33:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:
Seriously,

Abandoned dogs are probably getting hungry at this point, and they aren't drinking clean water.

Is there going to be a big problem with abandoned dogs, that will require destroying them?





I was going to post something about this yesterday. I heard the chopper pilots talking about seeing dogs running in packs and how some of them looked like they might be diseased the night before. So my guess is that they will start shooting them pretty soon to control the potential spread of disease.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:36:24 AM EDT
I heard one of the NOPD officials say that they would end up going around killing stray cats and dogs, because they fear a rabies outbreak.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:36:47 AM EDT
I do not think they will have to shoot dogs, just give them to PETA and they will kill them and make sure they are disposed of in the nearest dumpster.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 5:20:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
FNC said in the quiet morning you hear the homes creaking and the occasional barking from a abandoned dog.
Damn, I feel bad for the pooches



Mee too. Pretty sad to leave them to die from that filth water.

Rescue what you can... do what has to be done if you cant..
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:23:52 AM EDT
I am not sure the water is that big of a problem for dogs. They can handle pretty dirty water (they have very short digestive tracts).

Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:46:05 AM EDT
Seriously,

Abandoned dogs are probably getting hungry at this point, and they aren't drinking clean water.

Is there going to be a big problem with abandoned dogs, that will require destroying them?


Attention BATF&E!!! Your phone's ringing!
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:14:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 11:14:56 AM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
Seriously,

Abandoned dogs are probably getting hungry at this point, and they aren't drinking clean water.

Is there going to be a big problem with abandoned dogs, that will require destroying them?


Attention BATF&E!!! Your phone's ringing!



Imagine canines drinking dirty water.

Seriously

Dog are descended from the wolf... a walking garbage can.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:23:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
Seriously,

Abandoned dogs are probably getting hungry at this point, and they aren't drinking clean water.

Is there going to be a big problem with abandoned dogs, that will require destroying them?


Attention BATF&E!!! Your phone's ringing!



Imagine canines drinking dirty water.

Seriously

Dog are descended from the wolf... a walking garbage can.



Dirty water is one thing. Chemical laced liquid death is another. That stuff is not just sewer water you know.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:55:56 AM EDT
hell with the people bitchin about no food, you'd think that the dogs and cats would be a viable food source for them, they'd be easy to catch, just whistle, their alittle stringy but they'd have more protein than eating insects or grass, and boil dog taste just like turkey.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:02:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 12:02:33 PM EDT by die-tryin]
ZOMBIE DOGS!!!!




Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:45:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:50:52 PM EDT
The ATF will be called in to help, Im sure.
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