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September 14th, 2005

Animal Rescue [Sep. 14th, 2005|09:25 am]
      In response to the massive devastation that has hit both the animal and human populations of Louisiana and Mississippi, I will be traveling to Louisiana at the end of this month to volunteer. I will be working as a veterinary technician with the Louisiana Humane society. The people I will be working with have tried to give me a description of what I can expect to face upon arrival. They do, however, agree that nothing is going to be able to prepare me for what I will see when I get there. I have heard reports of bodies hanging from trees, animals wandering the streets with fungus growing on their matted fur, animals with broken limbs and severe lacerations, and dogs howling in buildings that still cannot be reached by rescuers. All of this we see on the news and read in the papers. Yet there is definately a difference when you hear it from a person, speaking to you from the city with tears in their voice.

      Of course I am doing volunteer work; there is no money to buy food much less pay me. Therefore, I am asking everyone I know to help me make this journey. My expenses in Baltimore are humble but still relevant and a cause for concern. This is an enormous favor to ask, but please, if you were considering making a donation to the Red Cross or an animal rescue effort please do. However, know that they are paying a certain amount of staffing and overhead. Another option in your donating frenzy is to sponsor me directly. With the bills covered at home I can stay in Louisiana longer. As it is now I will be there for one month. There are only five other people in the group I will be working with. Believe me, they need me. Please visit my livejournal @ www.livejournal.com/users/grey_cat or my myspace page at www.myspace.com/cydnycicada to make a paypal donation to keep me going. No amount is too small. As long as funds hold out, so will I. Also, no extra money will kept by me. Every penny over my basic expenses will be donated to the Louisiana Humane society. I will post pictures and updates from the field as often as I can. Also, I will have my cell phone with me at all times for direct contact. My email address has changed to cydny@subspecies.org.

      Just when you thought I wouldn’t hit you up again, please check out the attached list of items I am collecting to bring with me to Louisiana. Thank you everyone for your support.


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What is needed

Cat food (dry)
Kitten Food (dry)
Dog food (dry)
Cat treats
Dog Treats
Animal Crates
Small litter Boxes
Non clumping cat litter
Towels for cages
Blankets for cages
Cat toys
Dog toys
Flea Meds
Hypoallergenic shampoo
Heart worm Meds
Worming Meds
Kitten Milk
Small Animal Bottles
Small animal cages
Bird Cages
Laundry Supplies
Water! Water! Water!
Nail trimmers
Office supplies
Anti Bacterial Gel
Sterile Supplies/ Gauze
Vet Tape/ Medical tape
Antibiotic ointment
Children’s Aspirin
(for rescue workers) Granola, Power Bars
Dish detergent
Work gloves
Latex gloves
Human first aid supplies
Filing Cabinets
Polaroid Camera
Polaroid Film

All donations need to be picked up by 9/25/05 at the very latest.
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