Tuesday, September 2, 2008

THE ANIMALS ARE SAFE~From the Hurricane

Hurricane Gustave came and left, but not without leaving its mark. As all hurricane's do, they leave a path of destruction. But, what was learned from Katrina, will not be forgotton. This time people were evacuated early and without many problems, they found shelter, food and dry spaces. Those with pets, could not take them into the shelters, for reasons we can all understand. This time, the animal welfare people were there and ready for all the four legged friends, they had their plan thought out and ready to go into action. And that they did. They had places for the animals to go shelters - dry spaces, transporation to get the animals there, crates, food, water, and volunters to help take care of the animals. The shelter was nearby where the familes were staying so they could come and take care of their pets and visit with them, and let them know they did not abandon them. Thank God for all the wonderful and compassionate people who help out when times of trouble come in. These animals were not forgotton and I think that is so wonderful - it makes my heart feel good.

I was very worried about the animals during this storm and all storms that pass thru towns and cities. We all should do our part in our towns to train for a diaster, should it happen in our own town. Check at your local town hall or city hall. I know in my town we have training classes so those who want to help out will be trained. I spoke with our local animal control officer Leona, and I am going to sign-up for training in our town to help out with the animals. Your local animal control center also looks for blankets, towels and anything you can give that would be animal related. They like to keep a big stock pile of supplies

Help out if you can, by giving your old sheets, towels or blankets for the animals
Lets hope we never need to use our knowledge of a diaster in our own home town, but if need be, we need to be READY

Watch this video that was sent to me on email by the Humane Society of the United States - you will see first hand what a great job they did.

http://video.hsus.org/?fr_story=05a4cc52bd83b42070825840fbf20d4bf5c85728&rf=bm
~Make sure you turn the volume up on your speakers~

GOD BLESS THEM ALL

~Till we meet again - Blessings~

8 comments:

Cindy said...

Beautifully put.

dogquilter said...

I'm really glad that new procedures were put into effect so that the furbabies are taken care of too.

pammi said...

Cheryl, i LOVE your blog! and i loved this story. i have a blog award on my blog for you to pick up! hugs Pam

imjacobsmom said...

Hi Cheryl, I'm glad that they got their act together this time around. It was too hard for people to leave their pets behind, that 's why many people were stranded for Katrina. I was watching FOX news the morning that they were loading pets into crates and loading them into the back of semi trailers. It will be interesting to see how this all turns out. ~ Roby

~(Skull)Blossom~ said...

You are so right, let's be prepared to help our companion animals "just in case." What a generous heart you have for our precious animal friends.

MISS PRUDENCE said...

LOVELY POST CHERYL,,,I AM ON MY WAY TO PA NOW... WE ARE IN ID,,, THANK YOU FOR YOUR ALWAYS SWEET POSTS ON MY BLOG...

Charli and me said...

I could not even begin to imagine being seperated from charli

Dogpatch Primitives said...

Cheryl, I worry about the animals too during these storms. So good to know that they are being regarded this time. Thanks for sharing :)

Patty