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Monday, November 06, 2006

Animal Shelter Letter

10/22
Pet Relief
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing on behalf of the Waveland Animal Shelter and all animal relief efforts in Hancock County, MS, which took the brunt of hurricane Katrina in 2005. While the primary crisis of rescuing animals before, during and after Katrina has past, several secondary crises are emerging.
Because of a significant decrease in local veterinarians, rescue groups and shelters, feral animals are increasing rapidly. The Waveland Animal Shelter is constantly exceeding capacity; turning away captured or rescued animals. There is also a significant increase in heartworm infection with both dogs and cats. Finances simply do not exist to treat those already infects, with the animals put down at diagnosis. Distemper and rabies are looming threats that will only distress an already overwhelmed animal health care system.
The 2005 hurricane season is far from over.
Please assist in any way you are able.
Food, medications, medical care supplies, cleaning supplies, crates, collars, leashes, administrative supplies, foster care, and on-site volunteers are all badly needed.

Send your donations to:
Waveland Animal Shelter
322 Gulfside St.
Waveland, MS 39576
Call for volunteer opportunities: 228-467-0230

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Sincerely,


Organizations To Write To:

URL: www.akc.org/vetoutreach
E-mail: VetOutreach AT akc Dot org
Address: The American Kennel Club
Att: Veterinary Outreach
5580 Centerview Dr.
Raleigh NC 27606

URL: http://www.ddal.org/
Address: Doris Day Animal League
519 C Street,
NE Washington, DC 20002

The American Horse Defense Fund's (AHDF) mission is to facilitate the protection, conservation, and humane treatment of members of all Equid species. AHDF works to address inhumane treatment of horses, ponies, donkeys, mules and burros, both wild and domesticated through education, advocacy and litigation when necessary in the state, federal and international arenas. Email: AHDForg AT aol DOT com
Address: AHDF PO Box 75984
Washington DC 20013

Dog Rescue Groups
http://www.akc.org/breeds/rescue.cfm alpha by breed
Bird Rescue Groups
http://lairds.org/Kyler/old_Purdue/animal_rescue/breed_rescue_organizations
Cat Resuce Groups
http://purebredcatbreedrescue.org/rescues.htm

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