About Cadi Schiffer
Adoption Fair Coordinator
For over four months, I rescued, trapped and fed animals as a volunteer in New Orleans. From December-March, I directed the Onsite Food/Water Program for founding Animal Rescue New Orleans
[As ARNO Food/Water Assignments Director, Kinship Circle's Brenda Shoss sent Cadi volunteers to feed animals across 650 sq. miles in Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines].
We left 30,000 pounds of food per week at nearly 3,000 feeding stations in southern Louisiana. I worked closely with SAF while in New Orleans. I've seen their dedication to animals firsthand.
My goal: To move animals out-state and save as many as possible. I also hope Adoption Fairs help rescues raise funds and awareness in their own communities.
NOLA Independent Food/Water Program
Can you spare 1 day a month?
- Warehouse workers
- Phone workers
- Computer workers
- TNR trappers
Food and water for homeless animals is our focus. NOLA animals are desperate, with rising reports of death by dehydration and starvation. Just one day per month, 12 days per year, not even full days! You'll relieve feeders who work every week.
Mississippi Horse Cruelty
9/2006, Teresa Baker
~ My friend Gina lives in rural Mississippi. Her neighbor bought a horse at auction, now in desperate shape. Last year's auction sticker has slid down his rump and is knotted in his hair. He is starving and underweight, with cracked feet and wire caught in one hoof. Gina sneaks him food daily, but he is so malnourished he can't eat much. Gina has called many orgs for help. No replies.
To Help Abused Horse:
Gina Hail, 601-736-2416
can Gina report horse cruelty and can any rescue group provide care, rehoming?
Gina's Story Of Jack The Horse ~
Poor Jack, I hope you can send him some help. He has been in pasture for about 4 weeks now, about a 1-2 on the scale, with cracked and broken hooves, a thick wire bracket stuck on his back foot, and an infection in his right ear. I have never seen anyone out there to give him food or attention. He still has the auction sticker on his rump! Let me know if anyone can come here to see him. Gina Hail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mississippi Man Poisons Cats For Scratching Car
Surviving Cats At Risk
Gulfport, Mississippi ~
A man fed 3 cats poisoned food because they scratched the paint on his new vehicle. He justified the killing: "The cats were too sick and weak to jump on the truck, so they scratched it trying to get on top." In fact, the cats were probably seeking refuge from a swarm of fire ants at this location.This man may poison remaining cats. All are at high risk:
1 orange/wh tabby, young, intact.
2 black/wh "cow pattern" (one pregnant).
2 torties, 1 younger/thin, 1 older.
1 gray/wh tabby with a flea collar, intact.
1 gray/wh old tom cat (possibly neutered).
1 tuxedo, doesn't hang with this group.
The poisoner claims they belong next door in a home presently unoccupied (people evacuated and never returned).
9/2/06 ~ This morning we put out food over by the "neighbor's house" where the cats were hanging out, only to find a couple, Emma and Dave, who were home. Not their cats, but they have been feeding them. They said it's the *other* next door neighbor who the cats belong to and she's been wanting to take them to a no-kill shelter. Which, according to a vet I ran into at the local coffee shop this morning (wearing a Best Friends shirt), is in Jackson, MS.
Address where cats gather:
827 Oakleigh Avenue
Next door to 835 Oakleigh Avenue
To Save Surviving Cats, We Need
- A Gulfport area volume trapper with at least 10 cat traps. There are fire ants everywhere, so traps must be elevated and use a nontoxic ant deterrent.
- A place to take the cats for spay/neuter, other veterinary care.
- A no-kill destination for 6 (or more) cats.
- The guy at 835 Oakleigh Avenue told me he killed 3 cats with poison. We don't know when or if he's still poisoning cats.
- There are caregiven cats in the mix, so it's not a blanket trap 'em all.