Flood relief? What's that? Tiny doesn't watch TV and doesn't read blogs, but she didn't seem to mind standing in for all those flood-plagued furry friends being looked after by the fine folk of Animal Rescue League of Boston in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. We'll post some pictures from the front -- Jackson, Mississippi is where they're at -- as soon as they come in.
"We're already seeing the response from your 'blog world'! Keep up the great work," writes our pointman for Animal Rescue League of Boston flood relief efforts, Director of Communications Tom Adams, who files this report:
The Animal Rescue League sent its lead manager, Nicholas Gilman, to Jackson ahead of the rescue team. His initial experience there was a long line waiting for gasoline, reminiscent of the gas shortages back in the early 1970s. Gilman related that ARL would serve two immediate and important roles in Jackson. The League will help run a temporary animal shelter established at the Jackson Fair Grounds -- the shelter is already caring for some 70 dogs and cats -- and serve on an assessment team to review conditions in Hattiesburg and Biloxi.
'Can't wait till Tom sends along some photos. Meanwhile, thanks to our wonderful blogfriends who are supporting ARL Boston (You can, too. Click here for details):
Teresa of Technicalities -- who's got a few suggestions of her own re charities worthy of support at her own blog -- "The kitties and puppies will be getting something from me in a little bit. I just have to go find the credit card."
Janette of Common Sense Runs Wild -- one of three webmistresses of The Cotillion, which is supporting American Red Cross flood-relief efforts-- "If [Sissy's] impressed with [Animal Rescue League of Boston], then so am I."
Jennie Taliaffero of The Greatest Jeneration, who already gave to the PetCo Katrina fund, sponsor of ARL of Boston's collaborator, the American Humane Association: "I may give some more to your Boston charity, too. Our 4-legged companions must be saved along with the people!"
We couldn't agree more. Thank you, ladies, for your humor and for thinking kind thoughts about a pussycat and various other deserving members of the Animal American community. If you do contribute, be sure to log in your contribution (figures only, no dollar sign) at TTLB's "Add Your Contribution" page so it can be entered in to the Ecosystem database and credited to this blog's fundraising acumen.