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Stray Dogs Left Behind From Hurricane Will Eventually Be Shot :(

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posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 10:51 AM
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In the wake of this horrible tragedy, many people forget about the animals that have been abandoned by their owners, whether their owners had passed on or had to leave them behind during the evacuation process.

I was listening to NPR radio this morning on my way to college and the rescue workers were saying how stray dogs were running in packs all over the place, desperate in search of food, some of them eating the remains of humans. The rescue workers said that the strays would eventually have to be shot. It's ashame that some of them can't be saved or adopted out by shelters.

My heart goes out the every human and animal that is now without a home, or a loved one.

I suppose shooting the abandoned dogs is the only solution, it's really unfortunate.




posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 11:12 AM
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I try to put myself in that situation and how I would feel if my own beloved little (dog) baby was forced to stay behind. How terrible to think those poor pets will be shot. I'm sure their owners are probably missing them and will be heartbroken to hear of it.

I saw pictures of people wading around with their dogs and some who stayed behind to be with them.

This is a sad situation all around.



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 12:26 PM
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really their is no other choice. Who knows what diseases they contracted and they can be really dangerous. I guess its a precaution they just have to take. Wish there was another way around it tho.



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 01:54 PM
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Yeah, unfortunately, this is one of those cases where there is no better solution than to shoot the animals, which is disheartening, but, like you said quicksilver, there is no choice.


Isn't it also bad to keep an animal after it has been eating human remains?

[edit on 9/6/2005 by jeepin4x4girl]



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by jeepin4x4girl
In the wake of this horrible tragedy, many people forget about the animals that have been abandoned by their owners, whether their owners had passed on or had to leave them behind during the evacuation process.

I was listening to NPR radio this morning on my way to college and the rescue workers were saying how stray dogs were running in packs all over the place, desperate in search of food, some of them eating the remains of humans. The rescue workers said that the strays would eventually have to be shot. It's ashame that some of them can't be saved or adopted out by shelters.

My heart goes out the every human and animal that is now without a home, or a loved one.

I suppose shooting the abandoned dogs is the only solution, it's really unfortunate.





Wow yes, that is soooo sad! There were some people on the news who were trying to smuggle their dogs along with them, and one kid at the shelter had his dog with him and the police came to take the dog I don't know where but the kid cried and cried, poor thing! Yes I imagine with the mass movement of the people traveling on buses and some on planes etc, it would be hard to take the pets with them, and yes the poor strays will become ferel after living out there like that especially after eating the dead bodies so they would have to put to sleep I imagine. It's so sad for humans and animals. They showed on the news how many dogs were stranded on like a floating piece of wood or on top of cars surrounded by water where they had been up there for days poor things. Wow what a mess!
I know if that happened where I live and my cat was still alive I would definately want to take him with me! I would have been very upset.


[edit on 9/6/2005 by Leading Lady]



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by Quicksilver
really their is no other choice. Who knows what diseases they contracted and they can be really dangerous.

There is ALWAYS a Choice.

But there is no Money for those...



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 02:29 PM
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Jeepgirl,

Not all bad news. Here is some good stuff:



By Freddie Mooche

(AXcess News) New Orleans - The Humane Society said that over 300 pets have been rescued by 140 volunteers in Louisiana and Mississippi working as part of the organization's Disaster Animal Response Teams (DART). The US Humane Society also said that over $5 million in donations have poured in making the massive rescue effort possible.

The Humane Society said it has moved its Mississippi command center from Jackson to Hattiesburg in order to respond more quickly to the crisis in the southern part of the state, and yesterday, in cooperation with the Louisiana SPCA, was finally granted access to help stranded pets in New Orleans.

"We were finally allowed to enter hurricane-ravaged New Orleans yesterday," said Wayne Pacelle, US Humane Society president and CEO, "where our rapid response strike teams are responding to rescue requests for stranded pets. Our national call center is tracking thousands of calls and emails from people who need us to rescue their pets, and it's a race against the clock. For some animals it may be too late, but for others it will be just in time."

www.axcessnews.com...

nwanews.com...



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 02:37 PM
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Okay cool! I'm glad some could be saved.



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 05:07 PM
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Also, North Shore Animal League is in there and they are a "no-kill" rescue group. They only put animals to sleep when there is no choice (medical or threat levels prohibit anything else) otherwise they foster pets.

www.nsalamerica.org...



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