People/Pet March to Capitol on Monday


Monday, April 17th, at 2:30 p.m. is the People/Pet March and Rally to the Capitol steps in Baton Rouge. Please plan to be there by 2:15 p.m. It's essential to have a large turnout for this event

Feel free to bring along your dog - however, if your dog is not one to enjoy social situations, please leave him/her at home. Having stressed or aggressive or overly-hyper dogs there will be worse than no dogs. Shannon has suggested marching with an empty leash in memory of a Katrina pet who died ... or is still missing ... or has not yet been reunited. Or you can carry a stuffed dog or cat or march with a photo or poster of a pet. If you want to bring your cat, please make sure it is in a cat carrier.

Please pass this on to all pet owners you know in Louisiana - those affected by Katrina as well as those who evacuated with their pets or whose pets were found and reunited.


The Animals' Savior

I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter - the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal.

And I was angry. "God", I said, "This is terrible! Why don't You do something?"

God was silent a moment, and then He spoke softly. "I have done something", He replied.

"I created you."

-Jim Willis

Another pet martyr...oops, I mean pet lover

“I’m just trying to find good families for some very wonderful animals"

Robyn Urman has been a pet lover all her life! In fact she is so enamored with the furry creatures that she spends much of her time rescuing those in need.

She started a pet rescue organization eight years ago called Pet Resq Inc. Hours after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, she was on her way to rescue the homeless pets of New Orleans, one of whom was adopted by a Rye Neck teacher.

Ms. Urman has been working with pets for 20 years. She went down to the Gulf Coast three times to rescue pets that were lost in Hurricane Katrina. In all, she rescued 58 animals and within a few days 38 of those pets found foster homes. Ms. Urman picked up dogs, cats, roosters,and parrots. “I’m just trying to find good families for some very wonderful animals,” she said.

In addition to finding small animals, Ms.Urman fed and watered dozens of horses and found new boarding places for them while in New Orleans. Ms. Urman is clearly someone who believes in doing good in the world. “Every little bit helps,” she explained, “even if it’s not for animals.”

Ms. Urman has seven of her own pets, three dogs and four cats. Her oldest dog is named “Pebbles” and is 10 years old. Her oldest cat, Wookie, is 15. Ms. Urman doesn’t have a favorite pet, she loves all her pets equally, she said.

Ms. Mara Cohen, a Rye Neck School District language teacher who teaches French, Spanish, and Italian at Bellows, adopted a Katrina pet recently, a five year old dog. He was found under a house in the 9th Ward of New Orleans on September 19, three weeks after the hurricane struck,” Ms. Cohen said. “It is quite a miracle that he is still alive.”

Ms. Cohen was looking for a new pet when she heard about the dozens of homeless animals in the south following Hurricane Katrina. “My sister told me about a group of dogs that had been rescued and brought to her town,” Ms. Cohen said. She contacted Ms. Urman’s organization after that conversation.

Pet Resq Inc. continues to look for places for animals. If you want to adopt a pet or give a generous donation to the organization, visit the website www.petresqinc.petfinders.org. These furry creatures are just waiting to be adopted and loved.

PetResQ Inc.
24 W. Railroad Avenue, Suite 172
Tenafly NJ 07670

Why does this dog look so sad? Maybe because he misses his real owners who had to evacuate to a shelter and believed they would be back home in 2 days. He was found in the 9th Ward in case he looks familiar to anyone.

The male Cairn Terrier below is available for adoption - anyone recognize him?