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Kim Rule

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For those of you who wish to get involved with helping the equine victims of Katrina, here is something I got on the Carriage Driving List I subscribe to. The information may come in handy for someone.

----- Original Message -----

From: _WertPGumby@aol.com_ (mailto:WertPGumby@aol.com)

To: _natrc4@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:natrc4@yahoogroups.com)

Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 9:37 AM

Subject: [natrc4] EQUINE RESCUE GROUP HELPING LOUISIANA?S HORSES

I am forwarding this from another list for anyone who would like to get

involved.

Wert

----- Original Message -----

From: Jerry Finch

To:

Sent: 8/30/2005 5:02:58 PM

Subject: EQUINE RESCUE GROUP HELPING LOUISANA

EQUINE RESCUE GROUP HELPING LOUISIANA?S HORSES

Habitat for Horses/Lone Start Equine Rescue is organizing a massive relief

and

rescue effort to help the equines of southern Louisiana after the

devastation of

Hurricane Katrina forced millions to evacuate. A large number of horses,

mules

and donkeys are now in danger of starvation, injury and death if relief

efforts

are not immediately taken. FEMA and the USDA are now in control of the areas

most devastated by the hurricane. As quickly as they allow, our emergency

relief

efforts will start

Volunteers from Texas and Oklahoma will gather at a central staging area and

proceed to the designated sites in Louisiana. From that point, trained

rescue

volunteers will proceed to any location where horses have been spotted and

attempt to extricate and transport them to safety, where they will receive

medical care from the Louisiana State Veterinarian Office. All efforts will

be

made to contact the owners. If contact cannot be made, the animals will be

transported to another location for recovery.

Habitat for Horses/Lone Start Equine Rescue will operate under the guidance

and

control of FEMA and the USDA during this operation. This operation is an

all-volunteer effort, funded by donations from individuals, companies and

organizations around the United States. Individuals with equine experience

may

join the organization and aid in the relief efforts.

Financial donations are needed to help fund this massive undertaking.

Estimates

range from several hundred to several thousand horses that are currently

lost,

injured or in danger. Hay and feed will be needed in large quantities, plus

medical supplies such as bandages and antiseptics. Trailers, temporary

equine

fencing, tarps, buckets new lead ropes and halters are also needed.

Donations of supplies can be made by calling Rose Westover, Emergency

Evacuation

Coordinator

Habitat for Horses/Lone Star Equine Rescue, Inc. at 713-467-3444 /

713-594-1177

. Her email address is rose@wtshouston.net

Financial donations may be made online at either

_http://www.lser.org/disasterrelief.htm_ (http://www.lser.org/disasterrelief.htm)

or

_http://www.habitatforhorses.org/getinvolved/donatenow.html_

(http://www.habitatforhorses.org/getinvolved/donatenow.html)

Donations can be mailed to Habitat for Horses/Lone Star Equine Rescue, P.O.

Box

213, Hitchcock, TX 77563

Habitat for Horses/Lone Star Equine Rescue is a 501.c.3 nonprofit covering

bother Texas and Oklahoma with around 1,000 dedicated members. We provide

equine

rescue services to law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Texas,

an

active equine adoption program, an equine education center and

equine-assisted

services to youths and adults. For more information, contact Jerry Finch,

President, HfH/LSER, 409-935-0277

It's so good to see that people are out there trying very hard to help!!!


Kim R
 

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