Saving the animals in Ike's aftermath

Saving the animals in Ike's aftermath

There are 31 comments on the www.msnbc.msn.com story from Sep 17, 2008, titled Saving the animals in Ike's aftermath. In it, www.msnbc.msn.com reports that:

Self-described “old cowboy” Jerry Finch says his daddy used to joke that he was conceived in the saddle, so it’s not surprising that the silver-haired Texan is now at the forefront of efforts to save horses and cattle from the deadly mess left by Hurricane Ike.

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Justice

Atlanta, GA

#1 Sep 17, 2008
praise God for people like him, I pray that he has the strength, courage, wisdom, and patience to get through this horrible ordeal.

animals are victims too, and they need help getting food and water and shelter and help getting away from debris.

“Want Your Extra Time And Your ”

Since: Sep 08

USA

#2 Sep 17, 2008
Why the picture of Barbara Bush in the Tpoix window?
Justice

Atlanta, GA

#6 Sep 17, 2008
there should have a mandatory evacuation for south texas and they should have been forced to evacuate the animals.
whether the owners were responsible or the state of texas.

i thought people learned this gruesome lesson back when katrina hit.

there is a group in new orleans called muttshack that helps evacuate, house, care for, and reunite animals when an evacuation is ordered. however I don't think they have any jurisdiction in texas to help.

look @ what happened after katrina:



im not saying it will get this bad, at least i hope not, but i would have thought people would have learned a valuable lesson.

i love animals but i am not a peta freak - i just believe in not letting animals suffer.

Since: Jul 08

Haskell, OK

#7 Sep 17, 2008
Sometimes there are too many animals to be moved. That is why people with larger animals like that should begin making plans to move them as soon as they hear a hurricane is approaching the area. Then when the evacuation notice comes through (or earlier), the cattle and horses could be moved.
The problem is, where will they be moved to? That is why time is of the essence in these situations.
Mom

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 Sep 17, 2008
The problem is that every hurricane that enters the Gulf of Mexico is forecasted to hit somewhere between Florida and Mexico-it can wobble in the very last hours. You think ranchers, etc. should move their stock once one enters the Gulf?

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#9 Sep 17, 2008
Baby Lieberman wrote:
Why the picture of Barbara Bush in the Tpoix window?
I thought it was Helen Thomas!

Since: Apr 08

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#10 Sep 17, 2008
yoohoo wrote:
Why should many animals have to die due to peoples negligence!
The cattle are in the best shape for survival in Texas. They 'steer' them straight away like good lil doggies. LOL.

Perfect music for the pics.

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Since: Apr 08

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#11 Sep 17, 2008
Beef is spensive boUY!

Rustling up grub might come to thin Pickens ifen ya dont rusttle up dem doggies.
Old Sam

Bossier City, LA

#12 Sep 17, 2008
Mom wrote:
The problem is that every hurricane that enters the Gulf of Mexico is forecasted to hit somewhere between Florida and Mexico-it can wobble in the very last hours. You think ranchers, etc. should move their stock once one enters the Gulf?
Move them where? Does anyone know 4 or 5 days in advance where the hurricane will hit? Which direction to take the stock? How long it will be there?
Palin-Cruella DeVille

United States

#13 Sep 17, 2008
yoohoo wrote:
It is the responsibility of the owners to take their animals with them during a natural crisis!
What a POS you are! I am glad anyone is taking care of them. I also donated money for all these disasters.
do try to keep Cruella out of there.
Palin-Cruella DeVille

United States

#14 Sep 17, 2008
And why did CNN have to leave that picture of that bloated dead horse on tv all friggin day?

“False Prophet”

Since: Jan 08

hamilton

#15 Sep 18, 2008
Can anyone tell me if the immediate vicinity north of Houston was safe??
ProudRepublican

Tallahassee, FL

#16 Sep 18, 2008
yoohoo wrote:
Why should many animals have to die due to peoples negligence!
*****
You are obviously a city person..cattle ranches can have hundreds to thousands of cattle on them, if a NATURAL disaster comes along, it is impossible to get all of them rounded up and transported...to where?? dont think they have a setup somewhere for hundreds of ranchers with hundreds of cattle to go too. I believe the article mentioned 14 million cattle and 9 million horses..just where do you go with that many??? Its easy to critize when your not down there doing the actual work. The logistics are impossible. These are not the family cat and dog here. But semi wild range animals.
Man is not responsible for a natural disaster that has happened thousands of times over the centuries..People need to stop trying to blame others for every little thing.
Justice

Atlanta, GA

#17 Sep 18, 2008
no, but there are cats and dogs running lose in the streets. Those are people's pets, why isn't out government picking these dogs up and caring for them??? Why leave them down there to starve and get lost and possibly hurt in all the debris?

“Waiting for something good!”

Since: Apr 08

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#18 Sep 18, 2008
No more open range down there, either, is there?
Can't just start moving them out of the hurricanes' path and then expect people not to complain about critters on the road.
It was a no-win situation for the ranchers and cattle.

As for the cats and dogs running loose in the streets; I can think of a lot of reasons for it; people abandoning them, houses being ripped open and the animals escaping to name a few.

Some of those owners might be the ones still missing and/or possibly dead.
ProudRepublican wrote:
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*****
You are obviously a city person..cattle ranches can have hundreds to thousands of cattle on them, if a NATURAL disaster comes along, it is impossible to get all of them rounded up and transported...to where?? dont think they have a setup somewhere for hundreds of ranchers with hundreds of cattle to go too. I believe the article mentioned 14 million cattle and 9 million horses..just where do you go with that many??? Its easy to critize when your not down there doing the actual work. The logistics are impossible. These are not the family cat and dog here. But semi wild range animals.
Man is not responsible for a natural disaster that has happened thousands of times over the centuries..People need to stop trying to blame others for every little thing.

“Waiting for something good!”

Since: Apr 08

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#19 Sep 18, 2008
hinamanu wrote:
Can anyone tell me if the immediate vicinity north of Houston was safe??
I sure wish I had an answer for that. Try googling it?
Lane W

AOL

#20 Sep 18, 2008
IKE ANIMALS TO BE PUT DOWN....Cats and dogs rescued from IKE are being held at the Houston SPCA, photos will be posted on their web site BUT-- you must have a photo (other than the one they post on their site) to claim your animal!!! IF NOT CLAIMED WITHIN 10 DAYS THEY WILL BE EUTHANIZED!!! What about people that lost all photos and such in the hurricane??? You can help stop this-- call (or email) the Houston ASPCA and all the local TV stations and register your disgust!!! Maybe it will help prevent save an animal.
ProudRepublican

Tallahassee, FL

#21 Sep 18, 2008
Justice wrote:
no, but there are cats and dogs running lose in the streets. Those are people's pets, why isn't out government picking these dogs up and caring for them??? Why leave them down there to starve and get lost and possibly hurt in all the debris?
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Why is it the governments problem if a person chooses to have a pet?? I love animals as much as the next person. And I have been evacuted for hurricanes...I, ME...takes responsibility for myself, my family and my pets...I sure dont expect the government to cover them too.
Jeesh..
BTW...actually the government is helping the pets,. many shelters and buses now allow them to in..and many animal rescues are out there right now finding those lost animals.
Jeeze what else do you expect the government to do??
ProudRepublican

Tallahassee, FL

#22 Sep 18, 2008
CherieL wrote:
No more open range down there, either, is there?
Can't just start moving them out of the hurricanes' path and then expect people not to complain about critters on the road.
It was a no-win situation for the ranchers and cattle.
As for the cats and dogs running loose in the streets; I can think of a lot of reasons for it; people abandoning them, houses being ripped open and the animals escaping to name a few.
Some of those owners might be the ones still missing and/or possibly dead.
<quoted text>
********

I agree, it is a no win situation, its not that I dont feel for the animals, I do..but common sense says that it isnt possible to round up, load up and move 9 million head of cattle with only a day or twos notice. And then there has to be priorities...do you want the traffic on the road, removing people from danger..or do you want the traffic on the road moving cattle from danger..anyone who has evacuated from a major storm knows the road situation, so then a poor trucker with a high profile trailer is now stuck on the road, in traffic in high winds, not able to go anywhere because of jams....
People just dont think with thier heads...they wanna whine and blame government for everything..
idiots
ProudRepublican

Tallahassee, FL

#23 Sep 18, 2008
Justice wrote:
no, but there are cats and dogs running lose in the streets. Those are people's pets, why isn't out government picking these dogs up and caring for them??? Why leave them down there to starve and get lost and possibly hurt in all the debris?
****

The other thought is this....maybe you would like the government (who you seem to think is responsible for curing all ills in life) should redirect thier people looking for possible living human victims of the storm..to go look for cats and dogs instead??
And where should they put them afterwards? I work in animal rescue and was in New Orleans after Katrina. Shelters are overflowing with hundreds more coming in daily. They have to be fed housed and taken care of? Massive animal rescue attempts happened in New Orleans, and will be here too. But unless everyone is willing to open thier homes to foster these animals till the families are found....where are they going to go?
remember this could number in the thousands......
I know.....the government should take care of it right???

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