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Disaster Animal Rescue Trip to Louisiana and Mississippi (wonderful photo journal)
http://flickr.com/photos/danakay/sets/873781/ ^ | September 2 thru 19th, 05 | danakay

Posted on 09/24/2005 5:44:41 PM PDT by Zacs Mom

As much as communications and time will allow i will try to keep this updated with our animal rescue trip to louisiana. We havent even gotten down there and most of us havent slept in 24 hours. People from all over are calling to help them, shelters need us....we have alot of work to do.

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None of these pictures have been edited at all....nothing. We took them on the run while driving or working and to get them down i left them as was. I hope yall still feel the effect of them. I dont think i have ever cried so much, but there were some good moments too. The LSU shelter where we brought the pets was a good part of the trip. what they are doing there is absolutely amazing.

(Excerpt) Read more at flickr.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Humor; Local News; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: aftermath; cats; doggieping; dogs; hurricane; katrina; pets; rescue
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This is the most incredible photo journal of a rescue I think I've ever seen. For me the story of this one group of animal refugees is like something out of a Richard Adam's novel!



The story begins with the rescuers finding this poor little guy that someone had already taken under their wing but weren''t equipped to adopt;



so Ralphie, scared and nearly starved joined the rescuers



I wouldn't think anything could live thru this



but this sweet little beagle lady did



scared but safe



and no longer alone!



Can y'all say "instant pals"



Add two more beagles



and life really is good again



hmmmmm- a new traveler is added to the mix - how is this going to work???



It's going to work just fine, thank you!



One big happy family


Okay - this is just the beginning of this great story.....click on the link above to see all of Dana's great images and read the rest of this neat adventure.


1 posted on 09/24/2005 5:44:42 PM PDT by Zacs Mom
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To: HairOfTheDog

big ping-a-ling


2 posted on 09/24/2005 5:45:24 PM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: Zacs Mom; Flyer; technochick99; sinkspur; annyokie; Scott from the Left Coast; 88keys; ...
Great pictures!

Ping!


Other articles with keyword "DOGGIEPING" since 12/29/04

3 posted on 09/24/2005 5:46:49 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Zacs Mom

Oh, that's fantastic. Thanks for posting. I love the group pics.


4 posted on 09/24/2005 5:49:01 PM PDT by alnick
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To: Zacs Mom

Wonderful..I've always known that animals have feelings similar to humans, but yet different-they are more innocent!


5 posted on 09/24/2005 5:51:30 PM PDT by seeker41
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To: Zacs Mom; Slings and Arrows
Those are wonderful pictures. Thanks for posting them :)

The animal rescue workers truly have a kind heart.

6 posted on 09/24/2005 5:53:23 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: Zacs Mom


Awwww, thank you. I love Beagles and all animals.


7 posted on 09/24/2005 5:55:38 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: Zacs Mom

OOOhhhhhhhh...brought tears to my eyes..and warmth to my heart. Right away I went over to my two corgi's -who were taking a perfectly nice nap...curled up with them and thanked them for being my buddies:) They forgave me for waking them up (as they always do).

Thanks for these photos- and God BLESS the dear souls who took this task on themselves.


8 posted on 09/24/2005 5:58:35 PM PDT by SE Mom
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To: Zacs Mom

Just great!


9 posted on 09/24/2005 5:59:11 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: Zacs Mom

Awwww you are wonderful. Thanks for putting all those pix up. They break my heart and make me smile too. I love animals. It's people I seem to have trouble with (o:


10 posted on 09/24/2005 6:06:04 PM PDT by HoHoeHeaux (Praying hard for Texas, LA, and MS)
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To: Zacs Mom

Wonderful story/pictures, thanks.


11 posted on 09/24/2005 6:11:42 PM PDT by blam
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To: Zacs Mom; Chieftain

What a heartwarming story!!!!
Thank you so much for this thread.I also clicked on the other link for the pics.

Here at the gym where I work out, they are having a raffle (winner gets 6 free training sessions) for raffle tickets for donations to the NO Humane Society. I have printed out all the pictures and will put them up there tomorrow.


12 posted on 09/24/2005 6:13:19 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie ("Don't get stuck on Stupid!")
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To: Zacs Mom
This will be one of my all time favorite posts on FR!
Thank you so much!


13 posted on 09/24/2005 6:22:51 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Zacs Mom

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this! It truly made my day.


14 posted on 09/24/2005 6:27:47 PM PDT by VirginiaMom (abortion is NEVER an option!)
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To: Zacs Mom

Gotta love it! My Mother is adopting a rescued dog next week...I've got a house full of critters but I'm considering it as well. Thanks for posting.


15 posted on 09/24/2005 6:27:50 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Zacs Mom
Thanks for these wonderful pictures. The cat just fit right in. This van was like a Noah's ark.

Those two dogs found together aren't beagles. Those are coon hounds. A little water and rain neve bothers these dogs!

16 posted on 09/24/2005 6:28:06 PM PDT by sinkspur (Just west of DFW Airport. We can take in four or five and two dogs.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; Chieftain; HairOfTheDog; alnick; seeker41; MotleyGirl70; onyx; SE Mom; ...
I think one of my favorite pics of the whole story is this one of little Ralphie

playing at the rest stop ~ what a difference from the way he looked when they found him! (althought I about died when I read the part about the two beagles getting lost again at that rest stop!!)

17 posted on 09/24/2005 6:30:36 PM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: Zacs Mom


Thanks agsin for posting this. I have just sent the link to all my family members and to some lifelong friends.

(Is your husband's Auntie OK?)


18 posted on 09/24/2005 6:30:52 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: onyx
She is doing GREAT!! Thanks for asking!!! She had a blast last night at the restaurant telling everyone about being a refugee....lol
19 posted on 09/24/2005 6:33:31 PM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: Zacs Mom


LOL! Bless her heart! Thanks for telling me. I have thought about her a lot. She ENDURED!


20 posted on 09/24/2005 6:34:56 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: Zacs Mom
LOL!
The server is overloaded. Why I am not surprised?

We really need to get a good (temporary) Freeper server to deal with occasions like this. I wonder how much it would cost to buy and set up?

For registered Freepers only, of course.

21 posted on 09/24/2005 6:36:14 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Liberal level playing field: If the Islamics win we are their slaves..if we win they are our equals.)
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To: Zacs Mom

I love this! A local radio personality from my areas daughter is in on this. She called in the other day during his show talking about what was happening. She mentioned the rabbit! She is bringing as many of the animals home with her as she can, and people are in line to adopt them!


22 posted on 09/24/2005 6:37:51 PM PDT by ladyinred (It is all my fault okay?)
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To: Zacs Mom

Wonderful stuff. Thanks for posting it.

May your tribe increase!


23 posted on 09/24/2005 6:45:59 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Zacs Mom

This is a wonderful photo album and a truly great lady and the dogs and cats, too -- I wish them all the best and especially the recoveries ahead for the ill dogs.

Truly a great story, not to mention acts involved.


24 posted on 09/24/2005 7:00:50 PM PDT by BIRDS
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To: Zacs Mom

Those are really great pictures. I hope people will be able to locate their dogs and cats.


25 posted on 09/24/2005 7:06:34 PM PDT by McGavin999 (We're a First World Country with a Third World Press (Except for Hume & Garrett ))
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To: Zacs Mom

Oh my gosh, that makes my heart happy. Sweet, sweet, sweet.


26 posted on 09/24/2005 7:53:30 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Zacs Mom; HairOfTheDog

WOW - a great puppy ping. God bless them, everyone.


27 posted on 09/24/2005 7:55:23 PM PDT by osagebowman ((Help us support our troops! - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/))
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To: MotleyGirl70; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; quantim; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; ...
Awww! Thanks for the ping! (Naturally, I'm glad to see the kitty on top!)
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Kitty Ping List alert!

[Freepmail me to get on or off the Kitty Ping List.]

28 posted on 09/24/2005 8:05:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Every family should have a crew-served weapon.")
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To: MotleyGirl70; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; quantim; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; ...
Awww! Thanks for the ping! (Naturally, I'm glad to see the kitty on top!)
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Kitty Ping List alert!

[Freepmail me to get on or off the Kitty Ping List.]

29 posted on 09/24/2005 8:05:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Every family should have a crew-served weapon.")
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To: carolinacrazy; BerthaDee

make you smile ping


30 posted on 09/24/2005 8:13:48 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: Zacs Mom

bttt for us animal lovers.


31 posted on 09/24/2005 8:41:16 PM PDT by seeker41
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To: Slings and Arrows
Slings and Arrows!!! I couldn't remember for the life of me who was the Holder of the kitty ping list"!! I wanted to ping you as well and just drew a blank ~ it's been a long week!! I'm delighted to see you found your way here on your own!
32 posted on 09/24/2005 9:04:28 PM PDT by Zacs Mom (Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
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To: Zacs Mom
I had a week like that too. Thank you very much for posting the article - all those furbabies looked so happy to be rescued!
33 posted on 09/24/2005 9:14:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Every family should have a crew-served weapon.")
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To: Zacs Mom
AWWWWWWWWWWWW, how adorable!!

Always happy to see fur babies rescued, thanks much

34 posted on 09/24/2005 9:43:36 PM PDT by apackof2 (There's two theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works. Will Rogers)
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To: Zacs Mom

Animals can teach us a great deal, if we just pay attention!


35 posted on 09/24/2005 10:42:20 PM PDT by Just Lori (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Zacs Mom; nopardons

Thank you so much for posting these wonderful pics, and for the link.
The pics are absolutely priceless!



It's Puddy, nopardons!
That looks exactly like him!
Kinda behaves like him, too. ;o)


36 posted on 09/24/2005 11:59:46 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 ("Virtute et armis" - By valor and arms)
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To: dixiechick2000
Thanks for the ping!

What a heartwarming thread/story and Puddy was adorable, if he looked just like this kitty. :-)

37 posted on 09/25/2005 12:29:04 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: Zacs Mom; LUV W

Now you've gone and done it!

If it weren't for the big ol' lovable beast that owns me, I'd adopt that cat and 2 of those dogs!


38 posted on 09/25/2005 12:43:12 AM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Zacs Mom
Thank you for posting this.

When we were given dominion over the beasts of the field, a great responsibility was laid upon us.

Bless those who care for the ones who cannot speak of their needs or pain.

39 posted on 09/25/2005 12:59:29 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the Sunset...)
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To: Zacs Mom

Wonderful pictures! I have Beagles and they are such great little guys! That cat is no dummy either ;)


40 posted on 09/25/2005 5:23:58 AM PDT by wndycndy (Beagles For Bush!)
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To: Zacs Mom

God Bless you and your friends for doing His work.


41 posted on 09/25/2005 6:14:26 AM PDT by devane617
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To: NYTexan

...and I need a cat--or dog-- right now. I have no animals that own me right now. *sniff*


42 posted on 09/25/2005 6:46:28 AM PDT by LUV W (The promise of faith is not the absence of suffering; it is the presence of grace..GWBush)
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To: HairOfTheDog; Zacs Mom

Thank you for the post and ping. Sweet story of survival, and compassion.


43 posted on 09/25/2005 7:13:32 AM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (VISUALIZE WHIRLED PEAS)
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To: backhoe; Zacs Mom

I agree - dominion doesn't mean we get to torture, it means care for.

Thanks, Zacs Mom!

I love these threads - cheers me up immensely.


44 posted on 09/25/2005 8:18:12 AM PDT by little jeremiah (A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, are incompatible with freedom. P. Henry)
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To: LUV W

"...and I need a cat--or dog-- right now. I have no animals that own me right now. *sniff*"

Well! I think right now opportunity is knocking...or scratching...barking? Purring??

: )


45 posted on 09/25/2005 8:45:56 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (I don't think I'm half as good as I know I really am.)
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To: seeker41
"Wonderful..I've always known that animals have feelings similar to humans, but yet different-they are more innocent!"


Welcome to the Nutburger Club! That's why people like me come flying out of the woodwork at news of animal abuse.
46 posted on 09/25/2005 9:36:32 AM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: A knight without armor

I hear you, get accused of being a "nutburger" all the time-it no longer phases me.;) On most days I care more about their welfare then my fellow so-called human beings.


47 posted on 09/25/2005 10:03:16 AM PDT by seeker41
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Sure looks like it, doesn't it! :o)


48 posted on 09/25/2005 11:48:59 AM PDT by LUV W (The promise of faith is not the absence of suffering; it is the presence of grace..GWBush)
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To: HairOfTheDog; Zacs Mom; Drumbo

Thank you so much for the pics. They seem to be doing a great job. Good eye for photography as well.


49 posted on 09/25/2005 12:16:47 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (Wet Burqa Contest Winner)
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To: Zacs Mom

That is so Cool.


50 posted on 09/25/2005 7:54:22 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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