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American Red Cross: (800) HELP-NOW or call (800) 435-7669

English, (800) 257-7575 Spanish. American Red Cross of the Susquehanna

Valley Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 5740, Harrisburg, PA, 17110. For more

information, call the local Red Cross chapter at 234-3101 or visit the Web


The American Humane Society is taking Katrina Relief donations to help the


The authenticity of charities may be verified at or Charities in Pennsylvania

must register with the state Bureau of Charitable Organizations and can be

verified at 783-1720 or (800) 732-0999.

Since 1994, VMAT teams have been deployed to both natural and manmade disasters such as Hurricane Floyd and the September 11th tragedy, to assist in the delivery of medical help to injured animals and to provide public health advice. A significant amount of funding for the Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams comes from the AVMF. Individuals wishing to support VMAT in their disaster relief efforts may make an online donation on AVMF's secure Web site, or send a contribution to:

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation

1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100

Schaumburg, IL 60173

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sharon Granskog, Phone: 847-285-6619.

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

Shelter for evacuees with pets, is at the LSU John M. Parker coliseum. The LSU SVM is coordinating efforts. All manner of supplies are needed. Veterinary medical supplies may be channeled for receipt to Dr. Drone. Other donations are being channeled through the LVMA (see below).

CONTACT INFO: Paula Drone, DVM, 225-572-0732 or 225-667-0004,

Animal Relief Efforts Louisiana SPCA

The LA SPCA will coordinate all animal rescue from affected areas to the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, LA. This will be the primary staging area. Donations of food, kennels, etc are needed. Please donate through the LVMA (see below).

CONTACT INFO: Kathyrn Destriza, 504-329-5209 or Lorretta Lambertson, 504-329-0701

Lamar-Dixon Expo Center

Exit I-10 at Exit 177 - LA Hwy 30; Exit West (towards Tanger Mall); Left onto St. Landry Road

9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales, LA 70737; Phone: 225-621-1700;

Kentucky, USA | As Americans view the newscasts of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina it is clear that both humans and animals require immediate emergency relief from not only official agencies but from the generosity of individuals.

If you have a facility or pasture which you can offer to house refugee horses and ponies, victims of Hurricane Katrina, please email your name, address, phone number and email address to , or at 859-225-6993, (please email if at all possible as we expect a heavy load of calls.) If you can volunteer veterinary services please submit your contact information. The USEF is posting a listing by state of these safe havens for horses and ponies on our Web site. The list will be accessed by going to, on the right side of the homepage click Hurricane Katrina Equine Relief. It is expected to be operational by tonight, August 31st and will serve as a master list to help horse owners in Katrina's path find help. Other equine organizations wishing to assist the effort and link to the list should also e-mail

We urge the participation of anyone who has the space, veterinary expertise and tenderness of heart to help these equine refugees.

For more information, please contact Maria Partlow, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications by telephone 859-225-6941 or via e-mail at USEF press releases are available on our web site –

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