11/30/06, No Animal Left Beind ~ Lil' Bit is in New Orleans with his family. He is one adorable dog with a smile on his face and spark in his eyes! Lil' Bit's person-mom, Lisa, had clung to two photos retrieved from her desk at work. Everything in the family's home was destroyed.
Thanks to the continuing determination and dedication of Micci, Lil' Bit found his way back home to New Orleans with Lisa, his grateful [guardian]. Lisa was forced to abandon Lil' Bit at a bus evacuation site along the interstate, after enduring a tragic saga. And this was after forced relinquishment her other pets en route to the bus evacuation site over a period of several days. Throughout this, she and her fiance clung to their young son and Lil' Bit. They then waited several more days to board a bus. While waiting for a bus, due to heat and lack of food and water, they became frantic that their son could die. When finally able to board a bus, they were forced to leave Lil' Bit on the ground.
Lisa's story and Lil' Bit's photo were featured in People Magazine a few months ago, as well as the current issue of Bark Magazine. Micci is a volunteer who maintained the website Katrina Poms and hoped to get Lil' Bit home for Christmas. Last year. But Micci, Lisa and others were stymied by lies and manipulations from Biannca Kellogg, who took Lil' Bit from Best Friends in Tylertown. She took several other cute little dogs too, so stay tuned.
Covered In Kisses
Yesterday an Illinois Sheriff seized Lil' Bit to return him to Lisa. Even after 15 months, Lil' Bit covered Lisa in kisses at their reunion.
Lil' Bit was not posted on Petfinder until 12/11/05, over 3 months after rescue. And then all the information was stripped from the Petfinder record within 6 weeks even though the dog's [guardians] and several volunteers were actively pursuing a reunion.Now, thanks to Micci and an Illinois Sheriff who did his job, Lil' Bit is with his family forevermore.
Lake Pawnchetrain, By Larry
Charity Auction For Great Dane Rescue ~ Lake Pawnchetrain was painted by dog-artist Larry, a Cocker mix rescued from New Orleans ruins after Hurricane Katrina. This gorgeous original comes already matted and framed.
Larry paints with his paws. This beautiful work in purple, yellow and pink is reminiscent of Spanish Surrealist Joan Miro. Colors swirl like water pooled in the devastated city of New Orleans. Yet brightness of colors conveys hope that one day New Orleans' will be restored.When Larry paints, it transports him back to Harlequin Haven, the rescuer who saved him from Katrina chaos. Larry hopes he is adopted and that any post-traumatic-Katrina-stress fades into distant memory. Larry also begs people to protest Petland and all stores that sponsor puppy mills. Bid generously for Lake Pawnchetrain on Ebay!
U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon said the Federal Emergency Management Agency created a "Kafkaesque" process that began cutting off rental aid in February, gave no clear reasons for denials, and hindered applicants' due-process rights to fix errors or appeal government mistakes.The decision again spotlights the poorest victims in 2005 Louisiana and Mississippi disasters. FEMA spokesman Aaron T. Walker would not say how many people are affected by Leon's decision, citing "ongoing litigation." Evacuees told the court they received "contradictory and confusing" answers when they called FEMA… More
The verdict involves the Coggins screen for viral disease and Equine Infectious Anemia antibodies in a horse's blood. It verifies if a horse may safely live with other horses. "There is no way Ms. Palmer could care for 47 animals," Boothe said. "And she admitted failure to use the Coggins test."
The cruelty cases involve a 5-year-old stallion named Scamp (also called Geronimo) with a punctured eye, and a 28-year-old mare named Easy (also called Cissy) with one eye at 90% blindness and the other removed.Case witness Debra Barlow, president of Hopeful Haven Equine Rescue Organization in Shreveport where seized horses received care, said horses live about 30 years. "Justice prevailed," Barlow said. "We plan to request that Palmer not be allowed [proximity to horses] during probation." Smith said she'd like Palmer sentenced with 40 hours of community service.