Didn’t Realize Euthanasia is a Form of Evacuation

August 4, 2008

I guess this is the City of Houston’s idea of a hurricane evacuation plan for BARC, the animal control shelter. City bureaucracy at its finest.

FOSTERS!!! HELP NEEDED! See below from Dr. O. They are asking us to help evacuate dogs and cats from BARC and house them temporarily during the storm. This would obviously be a short term foster need…hopefully only a day or two and the animals can go back to BARC.

It is my understanding that Sean Hawkins is organizing an air transport of some dogs and cats to Denver. Not sure how many will be going. Obviously, if we can get some of the dogs and cats out and housed here that would be better. If you can go get a dog/cat or two or three, please go now! I believe that all dogs and cats not taken today will be euthanized.

Please respond with questions to kdeffebach@sbcglobal.net or call me 713-412-1693.

Kathy

—–Original Message—–
From: Ohashiegbula-Iwunze, Eunice – HLT
[mailto:Eunice.Ohashiegbula-Iwunze@cityofhouston.net]
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: Hurricane Warning- is BARC in need of help today??
Importance: High

It is official, spread the word and come get them. Only south kennels first.
Eunice Ohashiegbula-Iwunze
Division Manager
Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care
Dept of Health and Human Services
City of Houston
2700 Evella
77026
713 229 7309

SavingAnimals.org has apparently chartered a 757 to transport 300 cats and dogs to Denver. Apparently they’re still trying to get recipients on that end. We’ll see what happens.

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