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      DISASTER AND WAR - ANIMAL ISSUES
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      TOPICS
      Star How You Can Help Human Victims (UPDATED)
      Star How You Can Help Animal Victims
      Star Disaster and Emergency FOSTER CARE Resources
      Star Know your charity before you donate!
      Star
      Plan your course of action and evacuation strategy NOW!
      Star Grief Counseling & Shelters
      Star Helping Children Cope With this Tragedy

      Star News Section regarding Animal Rescue in Disaster starting 9/13
      Star 9/13 How owners separated from pets in the restricted area 
                   can get pets
      Star 9/13 Related Information for NYC residents  

      Star 9/13 Who to contact about animals whose owners are missing
      Star 9/13 CFA Animal Welfare & Disaster Rescue Response
      Star 9/15 Status of Animal Rescue related supplies Inner Perimeter NYC
      Star 9/15 SCSPCA Press Release & Photos of their Command Center
      Star 9/15 ASPCA Command Center has moved 
      Star 9/16 Rescue of Pets in the WTC Restricted  HOT ZONE

      Star 9/16 PETCO Supplying Reflective Collars
      Star 9/16 SCAMS & Hoaxs!

      Star 9/19 Report from rescuer working with CACC
      Star 9/18 New Program to help our military have their pets to 
                    come home  to
      Star 9/19 HOAX information about CACC
      Star 9/20 Larry Hall (ASPCA) TV interview report

      Star 9/21 ASPCA WTC END OF WEEK UPDATE/9-21-01
      Star 9/26 WTC RESCUE REPORT
      Star 9/26 ALERT - VIRULENT CALICI OUTBREAK IN NORTHEAST  
      Star 9/27 ASPCA requests ONLY local volunteers to foster 
      Star 9/28 SCSPCA PRESS RELEASE
      Star 10/3 SCSPCA PRESS RELEASE

       

      The Catnip Patch News!

      The News for all Cat Lovers!


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      The Catnip Patch News
      SPECIAL EDITION - DISASTER ASSOCIATED RESCUE 
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                  The Catnip Patch News
      The Official Publication of The Feline Rescue Network
      9/13/01 Issue                                     SPECIAL EDITION
      Linda Pollack Mercer, M.D., Editor
      Contact felinerescue@loxly.com
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      IN THIS SPECIAL ISSUE (original 9/13 version of list. Please 
      see top of page for updated information list added since then)
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      => From the Editor's Desk SPECIAL EDITION
      => News on Rescue Efforts and how to help the animals and reclaim animals
      => Word from The CFA Animal Welfare & Disaster Rescue Committee
      => How can *you* help NY AREA & Virginia rescue efforts?
      => Related information for NYC residents
      => Subscribe/Unsubscribe information
       
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      From the Editor's Desk
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      After the horrible events of 9/11/01, I've started putting together the
      Catnip Patch News several times, but I just can't concentrate. I am 
      drawn back to CNN to hear the latest news. No words that can even
      begin to express the emotions of these past two days. We will attempt 
      to publish next week, but for now I must ask your understanding and 
      delay publication of articles and focus on this emergency situation. 
      We will resume publishing normally bimonthly on 9/21/01
       
      The FRN expresses sincere condolences to those of you who have lost
      loved ones--people or animals--or who have been in any way touched 
      by this tragedy throughout the USA and the world.
       
      Rescue of people is, of course, the first priority. However, considering 
      that many victims of this crime may never come home to their pets 
      and many others maybe hospitalized with serious injuries for days, 
      weeks or months. Please help assure that their animals are cared 
      for by reading "How you can help" below.

      American subscribers, fly the US flag proudly and know we will get
      through this.
       
      PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FORWARD AND DISTRIBUTE THIS URL!

      Linda Pollack Mercer, M.D.
       
       
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      NEWS  -  ANIMAL RESCUE IN DISASTER
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      *
      PLAN YOUR COURSE OF ACTION AND EVACUATION 
        STRATEGY NOW!
      Advice on how to protect your family 
        and pets
        Disaster Preparedness

        http://www.fema.gov/pte/

       
      Protecting yourself and family from terrorism 

       
      http://www.fema.gov/library/terrorf.htm
        Planning to protect your pets
        http://cfainc.org/articles/disaster-planning-tips.html

      * 9/15 UPDATE REGARDING ANIMAL SUPPLIES FOR RESCUE: 
        The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC)  is coordinating the 
        pet industry's provision of certain products such as shampoos, 
        eye/ear washes, brushes, collars (battery-operated lights), booties,  
        food, etc. and is providing the information
      about the SCSPCA below.
       
        The Suffolk County SPCA is a true volunteer organization with no paid
        staff. They truly need some financial assistance for medical supplies. 
        At this time, the  Suffolk County  SPCA does not need pet product 
        but needs medical supplies or funds to  purchase needed medical 
        supplies.
       
       
      The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) was enlisted by 
        some of the volunteer veterinarians that have worked with PIJAC over 
        the years. IJAC is in direct contact, via cell phone, with the veterinarians 
        and the Suffolk County SPCA director who are on site.  PIJAC was 
        advised   that the VMAT teams (veterinarians, vet techs and other 
        personnel) on site are under Suffolk's jurisdiction.  According to Geri 
       
      Lauber, Suffolk's Director, they currently have sufficient supplies that 
        have been acquired by Suffolk.  Suffolk still needs financial support. 
        It is manned by volunteer veterinarians, vet  techs and others. 
        It should not be confused with the ASPCA's i
      nitiatives for handling 
        stranded pets.  The ASPCA temporary facility is located at Chelsea
       
      Pier.  Both organizations are playing an important but substantially 
        different role in providing assistance to the animals.
       
        PIJAC will continue to coordinate provision of supplies as requested by
        Suffolk.For people who desire for their donations to be utilized for the 
        search/rescue dogs, we recommend that they follow the instructions 
       
      in Suffolk County SPCA Press Release.
       

      * As of a year and a half ago, FEMA assumed the supervision of animal 
        rescue efforts during disasters.  Despite their recent attempts to get 
        press, PETA is NOT part of the FEMA coalition to be allowed to conduct 
        animal rescue operations. Special Training is required for such effort. 
        See  the information provide in the "CFA Animal Welfare Disaster Efforts
       

      *
      9/16 PIJAC reports that in response to a message The 
        Catnip Patch News forwarded to them from one of the 
        rescue lists, based on a phone call with the SCSPCA
        PETCO has committed to supplying reflective 
        collars for Search & Rescue dogs through the 
        Suffolk County SCPA.

      * IF YOU KNOW OF ANY ANIMAL WHOSE OWNER CANNOT 
        RETURN TO THEM
      due to the attacks or due to other 
        circumstances, here are the emergency telephone numbers
        NY AREA ONLY
        NYC Emergency (ONLY) 1-888-LOST123 (This number will work 
        in the NYC area) If that number isn't working, call 1-718-272-7200.
        Five Boroughs: If you can access the animal and you are in 
        one of the five boroughs, contact your local borough shelter
        OTHER AREAS: 
        You can call your local Animal Care and Control  agency 
        or shelter for assistance in getting help to  these animals.
        IF YOU KNOW OF A LOST OF FOUND PET YOU 
        CAN JUST ENTER YOUR ZIP CODE AT PETS 911

         WASHINGTON: Those is the area around the nation's capital 
        should call one of the Washington DC shelters
         PENNSYLVANIA: If you do not know the local humane society 
        or animal control number, you may call 1-570-586-3700 in 
        Northeastern PA or 1-215-794-7425 in southeastern PA. 

      * 9/18  Report from a Rescuer  who works  with CACC. We are
        assured  that there isn't much more than usual intake of animals 
        at CACC. It is possible that  in the next few weeks that may change 
        when people accept that friends and relatives are not coming back 
        and decide not to keep and care for the pets of those who are gone .

      Star 9/18 HOAX re CACC?: "Onslaught of strays and drop offs"
        
      reportedly a HOAX 

      "Cars were double-parked up and down the block on 110th Street. Inside the shelter, the lobby was completely FULL with people dropping off animals. It seems many people for whatever reason (fear or possible damage to homes) are suddenly "moving" out of the city and cannot take their animals. An unusually high number of "strays" also suddenly coming in" - Patty (New Yorkers for Companion Animals)  -  THIS INFORMATION IS REPORTEDLY NOT CORRECT BUT WAS FOUND CROSS POSTED ON MANY EMAIL LISTS! 

      FROM ONE SOURCE WHO WORKS WITH CACC:
      "I also had seen this and quickly called the cacc and spoke to Sharon who runs rescue out of there. She was very adamant that what Patty said was not true and shouldn't be spread around. She assured me that the only problem they are having is computer problems and that it is not that bad yet. I asked her how many she needed me to take tomorro ( She has asked me to take 9 last year) and she said that whatever I can would be fine, maybe 3 or 4. She promised me that it was NOT the situation Patty described." - 

      *
      9/19  HOAX RE CACC DELUGE CONFIRMED BY TWO OTHER SOURCES:
      "CACC is having  some computer and telephone problems but no additional
      intake of animals over their usual for this time of year. They haven't even 
      considered euthanasia on the animals they normally would consider for 
      euthanasia since their computers have been down. There are, as usual, 
      animal that need rescue, but no increase in intake noted due to the disaster." 

      "The word from our headquarters in New York has 
      confirmed that New Yorkers ARE NOT abandoning animals at 
      the New York's Center for Animal Care and Control.  This 
      comes directly from their Executive Director. Cars are doubled
      parked around the shelters, but those cars belong to
      volunteers helping during the crisis."
      David R. Flagler,
      ASPCA PetWhere Director

      * Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMATs) have been called
        into action to help in rescue efforts at both sites. FEMA requested
        the assistance of veterinarians on these teams to support and rescue 
        pets, and provide any needed veterinary medical care for rescue dogs. 
        VMATS are part of the National Disaster Medical System, which is 
        part of the U.S. Public Health Service. VMATS are staffed with vets, 
        vet technicians and other personnel who deal with animal issues in 
        a disaster area. Because of security concerns and crime scene 
        exploration, no outside help is being requested, but updates on the 
        VMAT activity can be found on the Web at
        http://www.avma.org/vmat/terrorist_attack.asp.
        More information is available on FEMA’s web site:
        http://www.fema.gov

       
      * Animals in cargo during airport closings
        We are told by many airlines that all animals were taken off the planes 
        quickly and (all except exotics) were then sent to kennels for care and
        safekeeping. Exotic animals such as monkeys and birds who cannot be 
        housed at a kennel were generally cared for by employees at the terminal.  
        Airlines report that very effort is being made tosee that their well-being is 
        assured.

      * SITUATION IN NYC:
        Fortunately, none of the shelters in NYC were directly affected by the 
        attacks. All shelters are fully operational.  Animal rescue in NY is 
        being coordinated by the New York  Center for Animal Care and 
        Control
      (CACC). (see below)

         9/15 Many animals are being rescued out of apartments abandoned in 
        lower Manhattan,  though some buildings are too structurally unstable to 
        allow rescuers in.  

       
      9/20 TV interview of Larry Hall (ASPCA) On the morning show on NBC, 
        Larry Hawk of the ASPCA was interviewed. Her reported that his sister
        was killed in the World Trade Center.

        The interviewer specifically asked him about the triage center set up near 
        Ground Zero. (ED NOTE: This was the SCSPCA and not the ASPCA).  
        The audience was left to believe that it was the  ASPCA who ran the 
        triage center at ground zero as he, unfortunately, said something to the 
        effect of "We treated many animals that were injured." and did not correct 
        the identification of the veterinary care offered at ground zero or name the 
        SCSPCA. In response, he actually specifically did say that they sent   
        out their mobile vet unit but not that it was not in the hot zone

        He did say that the ASPCA ran a full page newspaper ad appealing to friends 
        and family of people who might have perished and left pets at home. He reported
        they had 500 calls and had followed up on all leads, and felt that there were 
        very few that might remain in danger.


      * FOR OWNERS SEPARATED FROM PETS:
        9/16 The  SUFFOLK COUNTY SPCA has its agents rescuing 
        all pets who have been without food, water, or electricity, 
        of stranded owners who are unable to gain
        access to their residences because it is located 
        in the restricted "Hot" zone. (They are also rescuing
        (outside the Hot zone as needed when there are health 
        concerns.)
        24 HOUR HOTLINE: 631-382-SPCA
       
      PROVIDE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, AND PHONE, 
        CELL, PAGE ETC. AND THEIR AGENTS WILL MAKE 
        ARRANGEMENTS TO RESCUE YOUR PET AND RENDER 
        MEDICAL TREATMENT AT THEIR MOBILE ANIMAL 
        HOSPITAL COMMAND CENTER LOCATED WITHIN 
        THE RESTRICTED ZONE


        The Parks Department will help individuals retrieve their pets 
        who were left at home during the evacuation.
        CALL: 1-800-201-PARKS 

       
      The official city shelter/rescue operation, Center for Animal Care 
        and Control
      , reports that people who want to go and rescue their pets 
        can report to a CACC office and fill out a form to obtain authorization 
        for entry to the disaster area and access to their homes. The 
        Manhattan office (open 24/7) is located at
        326 East 110th Street
        New York, NY 10029

        (212) 722-3620

        OTHER CACC OFFICES:
        http//www.allny.com/cacc_real/locations.html

      * The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
        (ASPCA) 
      has set up a COMMAND CENTER AND PET RESCUE 
        HOTLINE 
      in response to the plight of pets affected by the World 
        Trade Center disaster. The ASPCA command center has a fully 
        equipped veterinary mobile medical unit, emergency medical supplies, 
        pet carriers, pet food, and a psychologist trained to help with pet 
        related issues. The Command center has moved to
        47-49 King Street (between Varick St. & 6th Avenue)
        212-876-7700 x4550

       * IF YOU HAVE FOUND A DOMESTIC ANIMAL  IN NYC, :
        the Center for Animal Care and Control (CACC.) has a lost 
        and found number: (888) LOST123. The CACC's Animal 
        Service number, for animal services between 8:00 AM and 
        8:00 PM, is (718) 649-8600. 

      * The ASPCA offers ANIMAL MEDICAL SERVICES  in their
        Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, 
        Monday through Friday and from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturdays

      * An ASPCA psychologist is available for COUNSELING  24 hours 
        a day.Call  the ASPCA at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4646. You can 
        also try beeper number (800) 946-4646--enter PIN number 1407211
        then enter YOUR phone number, area code first.

      * PET OWNERS MAY CALL TO REPORT PET AS ABANDONED.
         An ASPCA Law Enforcement Officer will be dispatched from 
         the command center and escort pet owners to the location of their 
         pet. The ASPCA has coordinated their effort with the New York 
         City government and will be assisted by the New York City Parks
         Department to gain access to buildings
         CALL (212)-876-7700 x4PET

      * RESIDENTS OF BATTERY PARK CITY Go to Pier 40
        at West Houston Street for escort to Battery Park City
        apartments to retrieve pets. Come on foot,
        with photo I.D

      CAUTION The American Express Building in the World Financial 
      Center (directly across West Street from Ground Zero) is feared to
      be in danger of collapse. It is directly north of and in very close 
      proximity to Battery Park City apartment complex. Pet escorts 
      may therefore be intermittent or canceled. Situation is in flux.

      * 9/21 ASPCA WTC END OF WEEK UPDATE/9-21-01
      Phase I -- the active rescue phase is winding down. The ASPCA has closed its 
      mobile command center and veterinary services near the site. We remain 
      on-call, as needed. Most evacuated apartment dwellers have been reunited 
      with pets. The ASPCA has created an extensive database of all the buildings 
      in the area. We have a full page ad in the Daily News, NY Post and the NY 
      Times reaching out to people whose animals still remain at risk. We have 
      requested that anyone knowing of a person who has not returned home (for 
      whatever reason) to call the ASPCA hotline at 212-87-7700 x 4PET or e-mail us 
      at wtcdisaster@aspca.org.

      The ASPCA still has 40 unconfirmed reports that we are trying to research and 
      the CACC is monitoring approximately 60 cases where the animal is being 
      temporarily cared for by friends or relatives.

      The ASPCA rescued/reunited with owners or in one case placed (the owner was 
      deceased) approximately 200 animals. The CACC helped approximately 300 
      owners in similar situations. Additionally, the CACC is currently boarding 5 
      animals in their shelters that they hope to reunite soon with their owners.

      The ASPCA knows of only 2 animal deaths -- a cat that was found dead in an 
      apartment and a hamster (from a group of 11 hamsters) that died. 
      Additionally, there is one confirmed death of a "bomb" dog belonging to 
      Officer Lim of the Port Authority who managed to get out of the WTC before 
      the building collapsed but his dog, Cyrus, did not.

      One ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Agent, Henry Ruiz, walked up 38 flights of 
      stairs to rescue a gecko for its concerned owner.

      CACC Rumors
      The Internet rumor mill has been out of control. Contrary to rumor the CACC 
      is NOT overcrowded with people relinquishing their pets. IN FACT, their 
      adoptions are UP and their relinquishments are DOWN.

      CACC will be providing free food to pet owners tomorrow from the warehouse of 
      food at Manhattan Mini Storage -- for more information call 718-272-7200. 
      Special thanks to Marcello Forte of Animal Haven for coordinating this effort.

      Phase II - The ASPCA is now working to follow up on unconfirmed reports of 
      stranded animals. Both the ASPCA and the CACC are available as needed to any 
      pet crisis related to the WTC disaster.

      Phase III - Shortly we will be shifting our attention to bereavement 
      counseling, dealing with aftermath health related issues (such as elderly or 
      disabled unable to care for their animals due to death or illness), helping 
      displaced residents with animal-housing, supplies or foster advice.

      * 9/26 WTC RESCUE REPORT - AS REPORTED BY ASPCA   As of late last week, more than 200 pets had been rescued by various agencies  
        from homes that were evacuated following the World Trade Center disaster.   
        Additionally, about 300 pets received medical care from ASPCA veterinarians. 
        Local vets, kennels, and volunteer foster programs are currently providing shelter 
        to animals in need. "The animals are being treated for dehydration, respiratory 
        distress and shock," says Dr. Larry Hawk, ASPCA President and CEO, "but the  
        good news is that the majority of these pets are okay. It's important to remember 
        that these pets are four-legged family members. We've seen many owners simply
        break down in tears of joy after being reunited with a pet they have not seen in
        days." 

        The ASPCA is currently helping to arrange foster care for displaced pet owners
        who can no longer keep their animals with them in temporary housing. Any
        volunteers interested in providing foster care for these animals, preferably in
        Manhattan, can contact Eric Grant at (212) 876-7700x4406; all callers will be
        asked to fill out a foster application form.

        The ASPCA is offering bereavement counseling services and pet therapy and
        stress reduction for rescue and relief workers--call Susan Urban at (212)
        876-7700 x4354 for more information. Behavior counseling is available to 
        owners of animals who were left stranded during the disaster and are now
        suffering post-traumatic behavior problems. The ASPCA Center for 
        Behavioral Therapy can be reached at (212) 876-7700 x4423.

      * 9/27 ASPCA REQUESTS LOCAL VOLUNTEERS FOR FOSTER ONLY
        "In yesterday's ASPCA News Alert 9/26/01, we put out a call for volunteers
        interested in providing foster care for pets whose owners were displaced
        from their homes following the World Trade Center disaster. The response
        has been overwhelming, and we are currently only looking for volunteers
        who can provide foster care in New York City (the five boroughs).
        Interested New York City residents can call our special disaster volunteer
        hotline at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4740. Therefore, we would ask that you do
        not call the number listed in yesterday's ASPCA News Alert, as the volume
        of calls has caused an overload in our phone system. Thank you all very
        much for caring."


      * THERE ARE MANY GROUPS AND PEOPLE ONLINE TRYING TO 
        CAPITALIZE ON THIS DISASTER, PLEASE DONATE ONLY TO 
        CHARITIES THAT YOU HAVE RESEARCHED. KNOW WHAT THEY 
        STAND FOR AND WHAT THEY DO. 
       
      You can check on charities at:
        BBB's Wise Giving Alliance
        Guidestar
        About Scams and Hoaxes:
        Internet ScamBusters

        Nostradamus prediction
        Nostradamus prediction #2
        Rumor Watch
        Scam artists are capitalizing on tragedy

      * DOG BOOTIES? There have been numerous requests for monies for
        search dog booties  on email lists over the last few days. PLEASE 
        donate money to the SCSPCA or City K-9 Search and Rescue if you 
        want to help the dogs! These items do not need to be collected from 
        the general public.

               * 9/15 UPDATE on status of animal rescue related supplies in 
               inner perimenter of NYC 

               * 9/14 Subject: Fwd from FEMA regarding animals in NYC
               "All needs  for the search dogs are being met. The US Public Health
               Service's Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams are on site and treating the 
               dogs. If they need supplies, they have the ability and the funds to 
               get whatever they need. There are many rumors going around about 
               the needs of animals. PETA is sending out their canned messages 
               about how NYC is not doing anything for pets. That is not true. The
               NYC ASPCA, which is a law enforcement agency, is escorting pet 
               owners back to their homes, if the home is in the exclusion zone, to 
               get their pets. Shelters have been set up for animals who's owners 
               may be victims buried in the WTC. ASPCA has the authority to 
               kick in doors if necessary, to get these pets and take them to 
               shelters. I got tasked to respond to all animal issues for FEMA, so 
               I am in contact with agencies involved. If you see these rumors on 
               other list serves, please let everyone know that all pet needs are 
               being taken care of."  -   Joe Bills 

      ______________________.

      * 9/26  NEWS ALERT - CALICI OUTBREAK
        From Jim Richards,  AAFP Feline Guidelines Co-Chair, alert issued 9/20/01
        Northeastern United States Experiencing Isolated Outbreaks of Virulent
        Feline Calicivirus Infection. The Cornell Feline Health Center has received reports
        of a highly virulent
      infection of kittens and adult cats in several animal shelters and
        veterinary hospitals in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York. The
        Diagnostic Laboratory, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine,
        Ithaca, New York, has isolated feline calicivirus (FCV) in samples
        submitted from affected cats. A consistently observed sign is
        subcutaneous
      swelling and edema of the face, pinnae [ears], and/or distal  
        extremities; ulceration and necrosis of sections of the skin in affected areas may
        develop in more chronic cases. Other less consistent signs include rhinitis and
        conjunctivitis of variable severity, inappetance, and death.

        This outbreak shares features with a calicivirus epizootic in cats in California
        in 1998-99 (Pedersen,N.C., Elliot,J.B., Glasgow,A., Poland,A., Keel,K.,
        2000. An isolated epizootic of hemorrhagic-like fever in cats caused by a
        novel and highly virulent strain of feline calicivirus. Vet. Microbiol.73, 281-300). 
        Mortality in the California outbreak was reported to be
      33-50% in field 
        study cats, deliberately infected laboratory cats, and
      inadvertently infected
        laboratory cats.

        Cat-to-cat and fomite transmission of the agent appears to be efficient,
        and multiple cases have arisen in shelters and clinics after introduction 
        of an affected cat. Quaternary ammonium disinfectants do not reliably
        inactivate caliciviruses; a 1:32 dilution of sodium hypochlorite in water
        is the preferred disinfectant. Immunity induced by currently available FCV 
        vaccines appears to be minimally effective in preventing disease produced 
        by this virus isolate.

        Veterinarians observing cases consistent with this description are asked to 
        contact Dr. James Richards, Director of the Cornell Feline Health Center  
        (jrr1@cornell.edu)

       

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      From CFA ANIMAL WELFARE DISASTER COMMITTEE
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      Here's what is happening now. As you are well aware, FEMA is now 
      involved with assisting the rescue efforts in NYC..........and as of a year 
      and a half ago, FEMA assumed the supervision of animal rescue efforts 
      during disasters, be they natural or man-made. Code 3 Associates and
      IFAW, two of the organizations we work with, are contacting the authorities 
      in NYC to offer trained assistance at no cost to the city. This is also 
      where our Disaster Relief Fund will come into play - to provide the 
      appropriate resourcing to assist in the rescue and relief (care and comfort) 
      of the cats rescued.
       
      The CFA will definitely be making a donation to CCCA from the Disaster 
      Fund. We have also contacted the ASPCA and offered help.
       
      So ...............more as it happens.
       
      Pam DelaBar (Petzl helmet, leather gloves and
      gear all packed and checking on military air
      transport)
       
      ~~~~~~~~
      By Pam DelaBar
      [mailto:SATLTC1@aol.com]
       
      Editor Note:  Pam DelaBar is Chairperson of the Animal Welfare 
      and Disaster Relief Committee of the CFA. She was trained by 
      Code III associates to help in such disasters and, at last
      word, was prepared to leave to assist with animals
      that need rescue.
       
      For more on the CFA Disaster Relief Committee
      http://cfainc.org/disasters.html

      For more about Pam Delabar
      http//www.felinerescue.net/CPN/archive2.htm#pamdelabar
       


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      Donations earmarked for helping
      the animals in this tragedy by
      sending a check (noting on the check
      "National Disaster" to
      Cat Fanciers Assocation, Inc
      Disaster Relief Fund
      1805 Atlantic Avenue
      PO Box 1005
      Manasquan, NJ 08736-0805
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      Please do spread the following words to help those animals who 
      may be left without anyone to care for them due to the horrible 
      circumstances. Though not optimal, animals may survive several days 
      without food and water. Many of those who lost their lives 9/11/01 and/or 
      many of those who suffered injuries who require long term care and
      cannot make other provisions for their pets, may need help with
      their pets. Neighbors, coworkers and/or friends may or may not 
      know which of these individuals left orphaned pets behind locked 
      doors. If you know anyone, or anyone who knows anyone, who 
      worked for or with, or was related to anyone who worked for or 
      with anyone who was the victim of the 9/11 attack, you are 
      encouraged to "spread the word". Landlords whose tenants might 
      have been involved in this tragedy are encouraged to check the 
      homes of these individuals to see if they left an animal that 
      needs care, and friends and neighbors are encouraged to pound 
      on doors and listen for squawks and woofs and meows of need 
      if there is any question.. Once you located an animal in such need, 
      contact the appropriate agencies listed

      9/15 The Suffolk County SPCA needs $ donations. Donations should 
      be sent to the SCSPCA 363 Route 111 Smithtown, NY 11787 
      ALSO -Volunteers are needed to help in the office. Please call the 
      SCSPCA office to volunteer your services at the Long Island Office.
      631 382-4042

      9/15
      The ASPCA asks that anyone interested in volunteering at 
      the site of the mobile clinic or to help with phone calls at 
      their main office, please e-mail vol
      unteer@aspca.org.

      9/14
      -
      Patricia Jones at the ASPCA in New York City
      said this morning that they have received more then 
      enough offers of assistance. The Center for Animal 
      Care and Control has also been overwhelmed by 
      support. Both agencies have been involved since 
      Wednesday in getting confined animals out of apartments 
      within the evacuated area. Those efforts are continuing today. 
      Since Tuesday, law enforcement personnel have also
      been escorting residents to their homes to retrieve animals.

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      NYC INFORMATION ON HELPING
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      If you know of an animal whose owner cannot return
      to them due to the attacks in NYC or due to other
      circumstances
       
      CACC Emergency Hotline number
      Emergency no 1-888-LOST123
      Note Please do not call the CACC on this line
      for any other reasons than to report an abandoned
      animal. This is for emergencies only!
      If you wish to contact the CACC in Manhattan
      their telephone number is
      1-212-722-3620
       
      ASPCA Emergency Hotline
      1-212--876-7700 x4PET

      CACC Staten Island Shelter main number is
      1-718-984-6643

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      NEW JERSEY INFORMATION ON HELPING
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      There are many people who commute to WTC from
      Hudson county including Hoboken, Jersey City,
      Union City, Bayonne, & Weehawken & may have orphaned
      animals in these cities behind locked doors.
      If you know someone who may have orphaned
      animals in their apartment please call
      these numbers

          201-437-1816
          201-656-1551
          201-239-9254
          Leave your name, phone number and the 
          name and address of the pet and pet owner 
          you are concerned about

       Hudson County Animal League is a non-profit all volunteer organization.
       If you would like to volunteer, please call our hotline 201-200-1008.
       
       Hudson County Animal League
       P.O. Box 3589
       Jersey City, NJ 07303
       The Hudson County Animal League needs
       things like bedding, food,cages, etc.
       For more volunteer info in Hudson County
       please call Tracey Mollis
        201-864-0900

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      DONATIONS TO HELP
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      * 9/15 The Suffolk County SPCA needs $ donations. ALSO - Volunteers 
        are needed to help in the office. Please call the  SCSPCA office to 
        volunteer your services at the Long Island Office.
        SCSPCA 
        363 Route 111 
        Smithtown, NY 11787
        PHONE: (631) 382-4042 

       
      * Need veterinary supplies, carriers
         Humane Society of New York
         306 East 59th Street
         New York, NY 10022
         Phone (212) 752-4842 · Fax (212) 752-2803
         http//www.humanesocietyny.org/

      * Need veterinary supplies, carriers
         ASPCA
         424 East 92nd St.
         New York NY 10128
         212-876-7700
         http://www.aspca.org
         (click on "World Trade Center
         Disaster Information" for updates)
       
      * Donations earmarked for helping
        the animals in this tragedy by
        sending a check (noting on the check
        "National Disaster" to

      Cat Fanciers Association, Inc
      Disaster Relief Fund
      1805 Atlantic Avenue
      PO Box 1005
      Manasquan, NJ 08736-0805
      * The Hudson County Animal League needs
        things like bedding, food,cages, etc.
        For more volunteer info in Hudson County
        please call Tracey Mollis
        201-864-0900
       
      * National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

      * Bide-a-Wee
        410 East 38th S
        New York City, NY

      *
      AKC/AKC CAR Disaster Relief Fund

      NetPets.Org

      NetPets.Org is now using all of its resources in the cooperative formation of a Nation Wide network of of individual foster homes that will be able to care for the Dogs, Cats and Birds of those in the military and other personnel that will be going overseas during these trying times. Your support will assure that these beloved pets will be nurtured and cared for, for as long as needed. The Feline Rescue Network will be coordinating the cat portion of this project through our "Noble Foster" Program.

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      Related Information for NYC residents
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      Douglas Elliman realtors (one of NYC's biggest) is
      offering no-fee temporary relocation referrals to
      displaced people who had to evacuate due to the
      disaster and evacuation of downtown Manhattan
      (those wit hand without pets)
      Rentals of furnished apartments are being made
      available on a month-to-month basis. Phone Daniel
      Segal at (212) 705-1040
       
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        Washington, DC Shelter List
      To call if you know of animal   whose owner has not returned in the Washington, DC area: 

      Animal Welfare League of Arlington
      2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive
      Arlington, VA 22206
      703-931-9241

      Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
      910 S. Payne St.
      Alexandria, VA 22314
      703-838-4775

      Fairfax County Animal Control
      4500 West Ox Rd.
      Fairfax, VA 22030
      703-830-3680

      Washington Humane Society
      7319 George Avenue, NW
      Washington, DC 20012
      202-723-5730

      Montgomery County Humane Society
      14645 Rothgeb Dr.
      Rockville, MD 20850
      301-279-1823

      Prince George's County Animal Control
      8311 Darcy Rd.
      Forestville, MD 20747
      301-279-1823 

       

       

       

       

      Shelters in the Five boroughs:

      • CACC—Bronx
      464 East Fordham Road
      718-733-0743
      Directions: Take the 4 or D train to Fordham Road, then take the Bx12 bus to Fordham Plaza, and walk one block. Open from 8am to 4pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

      • CACC—Brooklyn
      2336 Linden Boulevard
      718-272-7200
      Directions: Take the 3 train to New Lots Avenue, then walk south on Ashford Street to Linden Boulevard, turn left on Linden, and walk 4 blocks east (the shelter is on south side of street).

      • CACC—Manhattan
      326 East 110 Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
      212-722-3620 
      Directions: Take the 6 train to 110th Street, then walk 2 1/2 blocks east (the shelter is on the south side of street between 1st and 2nd Avenues).

      • CACC—Queens
      92-29 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park
      718-997-6330
      Directions: Take the G or R train to Woodhaven Boulevard, and get out on Queens Boulevard, then walk under Long Island Expressway overpass (the shelter is on the left).
      Open from 8am to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

      • CACC—Staten Island
      3139 Veterans Road West
      718-984-6643
      Directions: Take Route 440 South to exit 1N, then take Arthur Kill Road, and turn left onto Veterans Road West (the shelter is on the left). Open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week

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