Saturday, May 7, 2011

Baby Amelia

Look at our pretty girl y'all!

Don't laugh at my do...

Do I look happy?

Heads up Garden District Clients

Garden District Residents:

The nearby AASD/UHSD Patrol reported an armed robbery this morning in the 6000 block of Chestnut. There were no injuries.

Though details are still being compiled, the preliminary reports tells of a woman standing outside waiting for a ride, when an African American male on a bicycle with a gun approached her and stole her purse. This occurred at approximately 7:30 this morning, Saturday, May 7th.

If anyone has any information on this incident, please call the AASD patrol 460-6677 or call the NOPD 658-6020.

As always: Stay safe and use the patrol as often as necessary. GDSD patrol number is 899-4373.

No one was harmed in the making of this video...

But, the babies did freak me out for a second!

YouTube Video

Fat & Hoppy!

You get it? That is so funny!

death wish

Friday, May 6, 2011

Victory in Animal Legal Defense Fund's Lawsuit to Free Tony the Truck Stop Tiger

Fantastic win!

Baton Rouge Court Grants Permanent Injunction, Ordering Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to Stop Issuing Illegal Permit Allowing Tony to Be Kept on Display in Iberville Parish

Jazz Fest - Sunday ~ 8th

By popular demand... Derek's Sunday Jazz Fest schedule:

@11:30am - His students from the Heritage School of Music - Lagniappe Stage
@2:45pm - with Ellis Marsalis - WWOZ Jazz Tent
@3:55pm - with Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra - WWOZ Jazz Tent

Hope to see you there!

KC and AKC CAR Support Companion Animals in Need after Southern Storms

KC & AKC are doing great things to support those in need...


[Friday, May 06, 2011]

The American Kennel Club and AKC Companion Animal Recovery are assisting animal organizations in need after the recent devastating tornadoes in Alabama and the South via the AKC CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund.

More about our efforts:

  • Members of the Tuscaloosa Kennel Club recently delivered supplies to the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter on behalf of AKC and AKC CAR, including crates, bowls, leashes and collars, dog food and medication.
  • The Marion/Winston Animal Shelter, supporting Hackleburg and Guin, Alabama, is currently feeding 40 dogs, 8 cats and 20 horses, as well as supplying food to local area families who need it for their own pets. With the group’s dog food supply depleted, AKC and AKC CAR donated $2500 for food, crates and other animal supplies that the shelter will purchase locally.
  • Hale County, located 30 miles south of Tuscaloosa, was hit by two massive tornadoes. As more pets begin to reappear after the storm, Hale County Animal Shelter expects to be inundated with strays. AKC and AKC CAR supplied more than $1000 worth of vaccinations to ensure the health of the animals that come into their care. Shelter contact Dee Sullins was thrilled, saying, “This is just frosting on the cake for us!”

AKC and AKC CAR are reaching out to other groups in Alabama at this time. If you know of organizations in need of assistance, please contact Stephanie Smith at 212-696-8228 or

Sounds fun! You don't want me to sing!


Neutral Ground Coffee House

5110 Danneel Street, New Orleans, 70118


7pm - midnight - Admission Free

Play an instrument? Know any good songs? Do any tricks?

If so, come wow us at our 'Bribe the Judges' fundraiser this Sunday night

on Mother's Day. If Mom loves animals, this is a fun, inexpensive way

to wrap up the day.

Mother Dog and Pups

Entry fee for performers is $10. We'll pass the hat after each act, and audience members

will 'vote' with their pocket books to 'bribe the judge'. Whichever act collects the most

money for the Humane Society wins! Vegan baked goods will also be available for sale

and we'll have raffles, too! If you can contribute some goodies or prizes to help out,

please contact Emily at 954-600-7022.

Max is "helping" with the house guests!

Sending love to Mommy...

Interesting Twitter

fact: Five of the top 10 pet owning states are in the Northwest- Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

Sexy Max needs a pair of manties

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Please don't go Barb...

It is Friday y'all!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Making a run for the border...

Stray Increase Prompts Long-Distance Adoptions - New Orleans News Story - WDSU New Orleans

I have not sat down ALL DAY so I am just hearing/reading about this transport. This is such great news for these babies... I hate to think it will not take long to get 40+ more back in the shelter!

Stray Increase Prompts Long-Distance Adoptions - New Orleans News Story - WDSU New Orleans

Great news!

Louisiana SPCA
We transported around 42 dogs to this morning. homes!

Post-Katrina growth of stray animals prompts long-distance pet adoptions

Interesting... Good job LASPCA!

Post-Katrina growth of stray animals prompts long-distance pet adoptions

The cheese heads are here!


Is it Rita:30 yet?

Happy Cinco de MeowO

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Grrrrr! Sniff Sniff!

Get those bed bugs!

I want to drive the google map car!

I could watch this darling all day!

I want to do it!

Who needs a dog walker when I can walin' myself!

Hidden Camera

I would love to watch her pile all of her toys by the door after Mommy leaves. I wonder what she is thinking? How sweet is she?!

If anyone can help!

RT @: Cullman, AL in dire need of canned food and non-perishables. Food bank depleted. contact Elaine 1.800.533.1258

Pig ears with salmonella risk recalled

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Illinois company is recalling pet chews made of pig's ears because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

One illness, to a dog in Missouri, has been linked to the chews, called Pig Ears for Pet Treats. The product is being recalled by the Keys Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Paris, Ill.

Salmonella can affect animals, and there is risk to people from handling contaminated pet products.

The bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Pets with salmonella may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea fever and vomiting.

The pet treats were distributed in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

Consumers can return the pet treats to the place of purchase for a full refund.


Can anyone help?

From: Elizabeth Gimma []
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 10:07 PM
To: sandra
Subject: Blind & Deaf Kitty Under House


There is a blind kitty under my house. He is gorgeous. I am pretty sure he is deaf too. He is not skinny. I know he is blind because his eyes have that glaze, and when he walks he puts his paw out to guide himself to figure out where he is going. I feed him day and night, fresh water, etc. When I call him, he does not hear, but he CAN feel movement, and he runs further under my raised home. I do not believe he runs because he is feral, but because he is scared (deaf, cannot see, lost). He is as comfortable as possible. My neighbor, Viviana, has put a makeshift bed under the house to keep him comfortable as there are many big boulders and gosh knows what underneath my raised house. Prior to this "bed" we made, i.e., a box, he was perched atop pipes, etc. I can tell he is very lonely, scared, etc. I believe that there is no way possible that this angel could have lived this long as a feral. I believe he is someone's cat. Someone is grieving over the loss of their kitty. I think he somehow got out the door of his owners. He has been under my house since this past Christmas. Location: Hesper Avenue / Helois Avenue near the Lakefront. I don't want to describe him (his colors and markings). If someone is missing a cat of this description, I want them to provide a picture and advise description.

I hope you will post this. This baby is NOT in the best situation, but the best I can provide.

Thank you so very much.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

'Dog Wars' Android app still 'sick, disgusting,' even under new name, LAPD union boss says

Such a sick situation...

Scratch my neck!

Darling 11 year old needs a home!

How someone can do this is just beyond me. I just got the email below regarding this little darling.

 Ok peeps, here we go again.    Let's see if we can find this baby a furever home.  How can people let a dog go  after 11 years is beyond me. Give Jacob a call at the safe haven at 504.392.1601  or just email me.  Thanks again you all are great...... Donna    >   >  > Someone called me yesterday and asked me to try to find a home for a senior  cocker spaniel.  She is a spayed female about 11 years old.  She was treated for  heartworms about a year ago and has been on heartgard ever since.  She probably  needs shots, definitely needs grooming (picture was when she was groomed).  Not  matted, but hair getting long.   >  >   >  > Sister had problems with husband and he kicked her out.  She asked her brother  to care for the dog because her kids were very upset that she was getting rid of  the dog.  Brother has kept dog for about 5 months, but he is older, alone, has a  pit of his own and his father's poodle.  Can't afford to care for dog properly.   Dog is hard of hearing.  Sister has since gotten a house, but no fence.  Will  bring to shelter if they can't find a rescue. >  >   >  > Please contact me if you can help.  I will get you in touch with the man. >  >   >, 

Look at this sweet baby!


Advocacy - AVMA-CAN Government Action Center

This wind...

Not makin for a very good hair day!


got to play with her boyfriend Bowie yesterday!

Donations needed for animals affected by Tuscaloosa area Tornado

The Humane Society of West Alabama is assisting victims of the tornado in the Tuscaloosa, AL area. They contacted us today asking we help them network. They are in dire need of DRY kitten, adult cat, and puppy food (they currently have none & demand is high). They've gotten large shipments of adult dog and that's mostly what the public is donating also. They pulled all the kittens and a good number of cats from Metro Animal Shelter in Tuscaloosa to make room for the storm animals.

Since we are in New Orleans, we are asking everyone to please share this note so it can reach people closer to Tuscaloosa. I also read on their facebook page they need flea/tick shampoo and preventative, collars, leashes, bowls. ONLY DRY FOOD PLEASE. Puppy and kitten food, senior food, large breed food, toy breed food, gallon size zip lock bags, leashes, collars, bedding, bowls for cats and dogs, water jugs, plastic containers for food/items.

Humane Society of West Tuscaloosa, 3201 Main Ave (near McFarland Blvd), Northport, AL, 35476.

Maigen Sullivan is the contact and her number is 205-310-6638. Hours are 10-5

They can get mailed donations also (USPS, UPS, & FedEx are delivering). OR go and click the donate button on the home page.

We can personally vouch for this group. We worked with them in 2005-2006 with Maddie's Fund. Also we're in touch with some of their volunteers on the ground now.

Time out...

No Internet service in the office! Working on it...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Controversial Dogfighting App Rebranded 'KG Dogfighting' Back in the Android Market

The controversial dogfighting app, "Dog Wars," has been renamed "KG Dogfighting" and is back in the Android Market.


We missed our bug bug!

In route to the Vet... sadness!

Tuscaloosa, AL Animal Shelter

Still working on a plan to get stuff up to Tuscaloosa. Just left a message for her...

Spaymart is looking for help!

SpayMart will be opening its “Thrift and Gift Shop” and Second Chance Adoption Center in mid-May. The shop is located at 6601 Veterans Blvd., in the Century Plaza Shopping Center with T.J. Maxx. Store hours will be 10 am - 4 pm, Monday through Saturday.

We desperately need your help stocking the store with quality items, so please share this information with family and friends. All proceeds from the thrift shop will help support SpayMart’s adoption and spay/neuter programs, with the central mission of reducing euthanasia rates at area shelters. We’re looking for kitchen items, such as china, dishware, crystal, glassware, cutlery and pots and pans. Artwork is especially popular, as are books (particularly hard covers), CD’s, and DVD’s. We are also looking for jewelry and accessories, especially vintage or antique pieces, which are extremely sought after. Also, small electronics and appliances in good working order, furniture such as end tables, bookcases, lamps and coffee tables, decorative home accessories as well as linens to include bedspreads, placemats, napkins and other fabrics in good condition. Due to limited space at the shop, we do not take clothing, computers, computer accessories or old TV’s. For more information, please visit our website where a detailed list of our donation guidelines is posted.

Donations will be accepted on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 1-4pm beginning April 30th. After the store is officially open, (in mid-May), donations will be accepted during normal store hours, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 4 pm. Volunteers are ALWAYS needed. Thanking everyone in advance for their support in making the store a success.

Great - two more!

Perhaps I should just stop driving!

Look at our new baby...

Awww! We love new babies!

Happy Birthday Henri & Isabelle

We entered the terrible 2s! today...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tornado damaged - Tuscaloosa, AL

I would like to help in Tuscaloosa (or other towns suffering) in some way but have had a hard time pinpointing a way to do that. Does someone have family or friends in that area that may be able to direct us to someone that has/is setting up a pet food bank or other platform to help locals that may have needs? I really want to try to get up there this week... or get money sent this week. Thoughts?

Mr. Squirrel... I won't hurt you.

Hurry - get the Tabasco!

Where is my cookie lady?

Sweet darling baby

Sending love to you Mommy...

Poor darling Watty

A stinging worm got him... His Mom must not have been paying attention (wink, wink)!