Hello from Houston !
Nancy, I do agree how cruel it was to take Snowball away from that little boy. The good news is I heard they have found the dog (Snowball) and I last heard they are now trying to find the little boy. The rules must have been relaxed some since that incident happened because alot of those people made it to Houston with their animals!
You will be glad to know there are SOOOOO many people here in Houston (among other cities, I am sure) that are donating money and supplies, rolling up their sleeves and working, fostering animals, and adopting those that were in the N.O. animal shelter prior to the storm. I have gone over to the SPCA the last two weekends, and it is very touching to see the line of cars just waiting to drop off supplies and to make donations.
I went two weeks ago to volunteer but was turned away since there is a liability factor with non-trained people handling the animals. However, I found out this last SAturday that anyone with a love for animals and a positive attitude will be allowed to volunteer with duties that would not put them in direct contact with the animals. I am going to do that but I found out today my application has just been approved to be a hands-on volunteer, but the next training session is not until October 15th, so until then I will just help out in whatever way I can in the office or receiving donations/supplies center.
Also, I did want to let you know that the rescue efforts are still going on and more and more animals are being found and rescued each day. With all of us working together....donating money if you are from far away, and those in the near communities donating their money, time, heart and soul, we can all make a difference to these sweet little babes!
I DID WANT TO ALSO SAY THAT IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE TO US VOLUNTEERS TO HEAR PEOPLE LIKE ALL OF YOU TO KEEP TALKING ABOUT THIS, SEND WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT, AND TO NOT LET OUR LITTLE BABIES BE FORGOTTEN