Vermilion Animal Aid
helping humans and their animals

Scroll to bottom of Page to view Rita The Aftermath--a video homage

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Christmas -- a good time to give; a good time to receive

Shop at Aid For Animals And Humanity and the animals at Vermilion Animal Aid will receive 30% of the sale.
Jeannette Ferro, President
Aid For Animals, Inc., DBA, Aid For Animals And Humanity
P. O. Box 990
Baker, LA. 70704-0990

For holiday shopping and all year long, please remember the Aid For Animals, Inc, now DBA, Aid For Animals and Humanity, online store as 30% of all sales is donated to our participating nonprofit organizations, and 100% of our year end net profit will be donated via annual grant funding as such funds are accrued.
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Monday, December 05, 2005

Lost St. Bernard Parish Horse

DECEMBER 8, 2005

This is a cross-post---a Lost and Found for a beloved horse.

"i had to leave my 28 yr old thoroughbred gelding behind in chalmette due to a wrecked truck.we have not found him dead but we have had no word otherwise.he is black with a brown nose, a star,a lot of white hairs now on his face and a right rear sock.he had a halter with my name and home phone. my vet is Dr. Allison Barca.we are going crazy trying to find him-- please if anyone has any information call me at 985 448 0239 OR 504 451 6360.MY name is RENEE WINESKI. Teddy was stabled in Chalmette at Dembruns barn. Contact Renee at "

Teddy lived in St Bernard parish which was hard hit by Katrina. Please cross post to any one who may be able to help keep a look out for Teddy.

Recycle Cell Phones to Help Vermilion Animal Aid

How can I help

You collect and recycle as many used mobile cell phones as possible and VAA gets paid cash for every phone you collect. By participating, you will help keep a cleaner environment, help out your worthy cause and put the cell phones back into good use.

What kind of phones are you trying to collect?

Current wireless (cellular) phones models are most in demand, however, makes and models of mobile phones from all over the world, and pagers and PDAs (like Palm Pilots) are also accepted. Every mobile phone can be recycled.

Cordless phones meant for home use are not accepted.

All wireless or PCS hand-carried (not vehicle-installed) phones will be accepted, but outdated wireless phones are discouraged.

Smaller, newer phones generate the most funds

The collected phones need not be in working order.

Mobile-installed telephones (including so-called "bag phones"), two-way radios, pagers, walkie-talkies, etc. are accepted but do not carry any value.

Wireless phone accessories will be accepted, but do not qualify for payment.

Donors should deactivate their phones before turning them in.

To qualify for free shipping, you must collect at least 30 phones.

What do I do when I have collected at least 30 phones?

E-mail and include the following information:
Number of phones collected
Contact name and address

We will get back to you on the pick up date.

And hey, thanks for your help!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

A Special Thank You


To Marnie for the desperately needed pet supplies and for being our Austin contact.

To Bruce for doing the marathon supply run from Austin to Abbeville, LA over the weekend not once, but twice!

The animals and farmers of Vermilion Parish humbly thank you and appreciate all that you do!


Thank you so much for your help! We have been using the donations that have come in to the feed stores to buy the much needed molasses blocks, feed, and processed alfalfa. We are currently trying to reach everyone that has not received any feed or hay for their animals especially before it turns cold. Our load of feed is almost gone. The supplies we have received from the feed store will help give the animals some nutrition. We have also been informed that the HSUS is sending the rest of its prior promised load. This feed and your donations are what motivate these people to keep going. Although what's given out is not enough to get the animals up and running, our goal is to reach as many of the animals as possible to keep them alive.

Vermilion Parish STILL needs your HELP

December 2, 2005: Vermilion Parish -- its people, their animals--pets and livestock-- STILL NEED YOUR HELP NOW--'cause "It's Gonna Be a Rough Winter."
Although the waters receded, it first destroyed homes and farms, and ruined the pasture land.

Residents of Vermilion Parish are the forgotten victims of Rita and Katrina. They hosted and continue to host Katrina evacuees -- but Rita roared in on the heels of her sister -- and left them decimated, in need of help themselves. Click here to see what the salt water left behind.
A few recent pictures were uploaded, above, and more are here. See pictures under previous posts located in right-hand column for more pictures of flooding.
R I T A continues to impact Vermilion Parish, after striking blow after blow - - -

The road to recovery: But, the People of Vermilion are resilient.
Animal Aid of Vermilion also is coordinating its efforts with Harvest Time Tabernacle and Glad Tidings Church to ensure humanitarian aid is given to the people of afflicted area.

A background of Animal Aid's efforts is set forth in a post below. Read a bit about Joelle Rupert, one of the founding members.

They can use your help in their quest to help others: supplies and assistance are needed.

Vermilion Animal Aid: 2/12/06 Updated List of Needed Items

Please use the paypal link in the right-hand column for monetary donations to Animal Aid of Vermilion Area and advise Beth via email: of any such monetary donations so she can forward tax receipt with tax i.d. information to you.


Please direct monetary donations for humanitarian aid to:
Harvest Time Tabernacle
901 Wildcat Drive
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone 337.893.6279
Fax 337.898.3365

The paypal link for Harvest Time Tabernacle is located in the right-hand column. The distribution of these funds are overseen by a coalition of local pastors.


Q & A with You Bet Your Garden, 12/3/05

Question: to Mike McGrath of You Bet Your Garden:
"Hurricanes Rita and Katrina brought salt to the lands of South Louisiana---damaging the pasture lands. The water has receded, but it left behind dead grass and salt contaminated soil. Is there such thing as a plant that can be grown pasture or field style that will help regenerate the soil, lifting the salts out of the ground?

Thank-you on behalf of the livestock, the horses, and the bayou cowboys of South Louisiana."

Participating in Mike McGrath's show were Andrew Granger, an extension agent in Vermilion Parish from LSU, Kathryn S. Bloomfield, and Dr. Elaine Solowey, a researcher at the Arava Institute of Environmental Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Solowey is an expert at growing useful plants in saline waters.

There's a slight delay at the beginning.

"Well i went back to ohio
But my family was gone
I stood on the back porch
There was nobody home
I was stunned and amazed
My childhood memories
Slowly swirled past
Like the wind through the trees
A, o, oh way to go ohio"
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Chrissy Hynde and the Pretenders, "Ohio"

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"School's been blown to pieces" Posted by Picasa
Alice Cooper

Thursday, December 01, 2005

In the words of Chrissy Hynde and the Pretenders:

"Trudging slowly over wet sand
back to the bench
where your clothes were stolen
this is the coastal town
that forgot to close down
Armageddon - come Armageddon"
Everyday Seems Like Sunday, from the Boys on the Side Soundtrack