Still in recovery mode after Dragon*Con. My “to-do” list keeps growing longer and longer. So instead of trying to be pithy or insightful, here’s a public service announcement:

Help Katrina’s Homeless Pets

Transport Provided to Anywhere – Room Desperately Needed! (For the Animal Victims of Katrina)
There is transportation provided, with people ready and waiting, for upwards of 200 dogs and 150 cats so far rescued from the devastation of hurricane Katrina. What these animals need is a place to go. Kennels, boarding, vets offices, shelters with any extra space, foster homes and rescues. Even one or two open kennels would greatly help. From what we know, all animals have been vaccinated and are in good health considering the conditions. There are dogs and cats of every breed and size. Some are in groups of two, three or four, hailing from the same family, while some are solitary. ANY KENNEL SPACE AVAILABLE CAN CERTAINLY BE USED. These drivers are willing to move these animals ANYWHERE they need to go. Absolutely anywhere.
The current safe houses for these animals are being inundated and some of these pets will have to be euthanized if they are not moved to make room for the incoming animals. Please feel free to pass on this information everywhere. Every forum, every list, every community.

If you know anyone, anywhere, that is willing to take in even one cat or dog, please have them contact Lynda at the information provided below.

They are also asking for ANY kind of donations for the animals: money, food, bedding, water, etc.

Please Contact Lynda V. at: 203-515-3024 (cell)
Home: 203-227-5308


Writing Stuff

Received while I was at D*C:
90-day “Does not match the present needs of the magazine” from Book of Dark Wisdom.
13-day “It was a good read but . . . ” with invite to keep submitting from Son and Foe.

Payment for “The Wiggly People” from Dark Cloud Press. Very nice. These folks are turning out to be fantastic to work with. Very looking forward to seeing the anthology in print.

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14 Responses to

  1. Funny, I was watching the news the other day, and there are some ladies from the Humane Society in St. Catherine’s, Ontario, packing up a van so they can head to Louisiana and transport animals back to Canada for adoption. Wow. I’m just in awe of how truly compassionate people can be in times of crisis.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Definitely disasters bring out the best in people. Unfortunately, they can bring out the worst, but the things I’ve heard of people doing to help Katrina victims really does wonders to restore my faith in humanity.

  2. mroctober says:

    Shame I missed another D*C. Maybe next year. Btw, I just pitched a notion for a new fairy tale related anthology; if it flies, I can count on you for a great submission, right?

  3. gardenwaltz says:

    thanks for the info. we’ll see if raleigh is too far to send a kitty. we weren’t planning to add another cat, but it’s sure a lot less time/money than adding another child which we have at least gone through the motions of contemplating.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Good PSA. I’ll pass it along.

    Been debating whether or not we have room…don’t know, but we can probably scrape up some more change at the very least.

    Wonder if they transport as far as New Mexico? I know that human refugees are being housed in the Albuquerque Convention Centre.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh and anonymous is me..

    Pat Kirby.

    Don’t like sneaky anonymous comments.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Adopting animals

    I learned recently to NEVER go looking at animal shelter websites unless you are absolutely going to adopt an animal. I will be adopting a cat soon, but I have a bit to do to get my hous catable (make backyard escape-proof, install a pet door, stuff like that). animal shelter pages are heart breaking.

    Somehow, I suspect that Australia is going to be too far to transport…

    Dreamwind the critter

  7. I wish we could take in a few, but… we’re still trying to sell our house. We have one dog and four cats, and Jason said no. Boooo.

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