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Society/Others Donate to Victims of Katrina



The AHS/POPCORN PARK ZOO is involved in supporting the rescue and relief efforts in the Louisiana/Mississippi tragedy. Pictured at right, loading a van from Popcorn Park Zoo filled with 1000 pounds of dry dog/cat food and a huge box of 100's of t-shirts for those in need in LA/MS. Our Zoo General manager drove the supplies to a central point in Beach Haven at Dave's Appliance where tractor trailers were departing for New Orleans. The Society will be getting in another 53' trailer load of about 2000 pounds of pet food that we will donate and which will be sent to the LA/MS area next week. Additional donations will also be sent to us through the courtesy of Kohls Department Store. Listed below are just some of the donations still needed by those suffering as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

In addition, the Society has opened it's doors and hearts to accepting 35 dogs and 12 cats needing placement from LA/MS. We are currently awaiting clearance on receiving these pets as health issues are clarified, etc.

Best Friends of Kanab Utah continues a large effort along with many other organizations.  Below is a shipping address for them.  Please send your donations of supplies to: 
Best Friends Hurricane Relief
c/o Leigh Breland
1635 Misty Lane
Terry, MS 39170

Important note: Please contact Best Friends at the number below before you buy large quantities of any of these items. Again, they thank you so very much for all offers of help. We’ll keep you updated on developments

Hurricane-related inquiries, including offers to donate supplies or funds or to volunteer, may be directed to:

 435.644.2001 x398 or
hurricane@bestfriends.org.

We’ve reprinted the list of most needed supplies below.
People needs:
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Vegetarian people food that won’t spoil or need refrigeration
Portable toilets and sanitizer
Insect repellent
Sun showers Sunscreen
First aid kits for relief workers
Hand sanitizer
Pet needs:
Pet Food
Animal bedding
Crates (all sizes)
Collars/leads
Veterinary supplies
Puppy and kitten formula
Canopy tents for the animals
Large cat tower/cage (for kittens)
Portable water bowls for animals
Microchip scanners
General needs:
RVs, SUV’s and Trucks (4x4),
ATV’s (loaned or donated)
Tarps
Two way radios
Generators
Rope
Duct tape
Cable ties
Fencing, both temporary and permanent
Heavy work gloves and welding gloves
Carpentry supplies
Gas cans
Gas for vehicles
Flashlights Batteries (AA, AAA, C & D)
Water
Water tanks
Clorox bleach
Warehouse facilities near Tylertown, MS
Garbage cans
Garbage bags
Tents and Camping Gear
Towels and blankets
Collapsible wire cages (extra large size)
Extension cords (heavy duty outdoor approved - 100 foot long)
Grooming clippers (electric)
Zip Lock bags (extra large size)
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9/20/2005

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