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N.J. pets welcome at hurricane evacuation shelters

Good Job Governor Chris Christy!!

Hurricane-Pet-Shelter-Aug-26.JPGTony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerMaryellen Small of Beachwood, a volunteer for the Ocean County Animal Response Team, carries supplies past a stack of pet carriers at the Red Cross shelter at the Poland Spring Arena in Toms River, where they are preparing for residents of Seaside, along with their pets, who have nowhere to go after evacuating ahead of hurricane Irene.

EWING — New Jersey pet owners are welcome along with their furry friends at the state’s hurricane evacuation shelters.

Gov. Chris Christie said the state is prepare to welcome cats and dogs to the emergency shelters of last resort meant for people.

"No one should be staying in their homes in an endangered area because they feel like they can’t bring their pets with them," Christie said.

But, he warned, pet owners should come with all the supplies needed to care for their pets.

"I can’t believe as governor I’m actually having to say this, bring the kitty litter box and you know the pooper-scooper and all the rest of that stuff," Christie said.

Christie: Pets welcome at state shelters

Christie: Pets welcome at state shelters Gov. Chris Christie said today people will not be turned away from state shelters if they bring their pets, but warned residents to also bring the kitty litter and the pooper scooper. (Megan DeMarco/The Star-Ledger) Watch video

Related:  Hurricane Irene weakens, still expected to strike N.J. as a Category 1 storm

Source:  NJ.com

WOOF: Cats & Dogs (any pets) can get stressed when there is tension, stress &/or arguing between human household members (and will be worse in a shelter situation). So be kind to one another!!

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Humane Society’s Pet Update: Three Years After Katrina

The HSUS - Three Years After Katrina

We’re Working Hard to Help Animals and We Need Your Help

Our disaster relief work since Katrina

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August 29, 2008

The devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina three years ago today was a heartbreaking reminder of what can happen to animals — and their families — when disasters strike.

With the generosity of supporters like you and in partnership with a host of other organizations and selfless volunteers, our dedicated emergency teams were able to save thousands of animals who were stranded by the storm. Our relief work in the Gulf Coast region continues today.

For us, those trying times were a turning point, and we now have built the leading animal disaster response team in the post-Katrina era.

I invite you to watch a special slideshow highlighting our crisis relief work during and since Katrina. Then support our efforts to help animals in need by making a monthly contribution to our Disaster Relief Fund.

One of the most significant steps the country took following Katrina was the passage of legislation to help prevent animals from being left behind during disasters. Through the work of The HSUS and more than 324,000 individuals who took action, the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act was signed into law Oct. 6, 2006.

In our disaster response work since Katrina, The HSUS has focused its attention and energy on an unending array of tragedies — both natural and human-caused — around the country and throughout the world.

As you may know, just days ago we led the effort to rescue nearly 1,000 dogs from a puppy mill nightmare in West Virginia. Finally, these innocent animals are free of their cages and on their way to the loving homes they so deserve.

And today, we’re keeping a close eye on Gustav as it moves toward the Gulf Coast. Our entire animal rescue team has been put on standby to deploy at a moment’s notice, but only because your support keeps them operating.

Our work doesn’t stop there. We’ve rescued animals not only from the erratic paths of hurricanes and the horror of puppy mills, but also from unbearable hoarding conditions, vicious animal fighting operations, overwhelming floods, out-of-control wildfires, deadly volcanoes, and other perilous situations.

We’ve made tremendous strides since Katrina, but only with your support can we sustain our efforts to respond to disasters and emergencies.

Watch our slideshow. Then please support our rescue efforts.

I am grateful for all you do for animals.


Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States

August 30, 2008 Posted by | Animal Rights And Awareness, Just One More Pet, Pets, Success Stories | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heimlich Manuever & CPR for Dogs


Heimlich Maneuver.. reach into dogs mouth and get lodged object out…
Stretch DOG up with BACK to your body… reach under it’s chest… AND HUG tightly… Count 1,2,3… rest… Again


Chest down to the floor… with the palm of your hand… push-punch at the back… Count 1,2,3… Again


Nose to Mouth... not breathing … Move dog and LAY DOG DOWN on it’s RIGHT SIDE… Reach in and pull TONGUE out to see if anything can be reached in the mouth…

Then CLOSE MOUTH … BREATH INTO NOSE… observe the stomach expanding with air…

HEART is closest to LEFT THIGH … feel pulse / heartbeat… observe air in expanding stomach…

Check with your VET. The above were demonstrations on a Dog-doll. Never try on a well-dog as the dog will most probably want to bite. These demos were performed by a Veterinarian on the popular TV Show:

The Mike & Juliet TV Show (8/25/2008)

Mannequin Dog for Pet Quick Response & First Aid Training

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