Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:50:36 -0500
From: Michelle Salyers - GSP Rescue
Subject: [GSPRescue] MO GSP Kennel Fire- Update - PLEASE READ
Permission to cross-post.
Hi everyone! I have received updated information about the 75 GSPs from
the Missouri kennel fire. There are several items of interest, all
outlined below, so please read thoroughly.
I have just spoken to Brianna in KS. Her group, Midwest PAWS, will be
taking in all 75 GSPs tomorrow, as the MO Dept of Agriculture has offered
to transport the dogs to her. They would only release the dogs to a
licensed MO rescue. Brianna?s rescue vet has offered his adoption center,
which has 40 kennels, and, extra space for crates. The kennel fire
resulted in burn injuries to some dogs. The most critically injured dogs
were taken in by a local MO Humane Society, but Brianna expects some of
the dogs that arrive tomorrow will have some minor burns that will
require a bit of extra veterinary care. And, we do not yet know whether
any of the bitches are pregnant.
Here are some of the current needs:
There is an IMMEDIATE NEED for funds for veterinary care. The estimate
for the ?basics? on each dog (vaccines, spay/neuter, HW test, etc.) is
about $120. There may be more of a discount available, given the volume,
but that is the initial estimate based on the vet?s normal rescue
pricing. I will be setting up a fundable.org fundraiser for these dogs in
the coming days, but the funds through such a fundraiser are not
delivered immediately, only upon completion of the fundraiser. Therefore,
if you are able to make a monetary donation for the immediate needs of
the dogs, please do so through the Pay Pal link on the group?s
Please note that Brianna?s group also places Weims and English
Pointers, but ALL of the funds received through this link will be
dedicated to the GSPs in need.
The group desperately needs crates, blankets, bedding, food, and
other supplies (leashes, collars, toys, etc. would also be helpful). A
great way to make this happen is to shop online, and have the items
shipped directly to the address below. I suggest a wholesale site like
for great pricing on the basics. Or, you can use other online retailer of
choice. All deliveries should be shipped to:
C/O Gail Russell
1109 Blue Branch Drive
Grain Valley, MO 64029
Brianna has already arranged for a TV News crew to be waiting when the
dogs arrive. Hopefully, the story will provide her group with some much
needed volunteer help in caring for the dogs while they are housed at the
vet?s kennel facility.
Brianna?s group will assign a number and name to each and every dog.
There will be a database created with sex/approx age info, etc. As they
get to know each dog better, more information will be added. Brianna has
already enlisted the help of a local behaviorist, in case there are dogs
that exhibit a need for a professional evaluation for possible behavioral
I will be Brianna?s communication representative for the duration
of this process. She will be busy caring for and evaluating the dogs,
so she will not have time to answer e-mails, or coordinate the
communication as the situation progresses.
Therefore, if you or your rescue colleagues are interested in assisting
with any of the dogs, please contact ME directly at
email@example.com. If your individual state or regional programs
have room for just one dog (or more), please contact me at this address.
I will be sending out an addendum to this message with more information
on the process. Please stay tuned...
I will also be updating the group with photos and details about the dogs
as they come in. I will be in touch with all of you when the fundable.org
fundraising page has been set-up, and will ask that you cross-post to
your rescue contacts and group mailing lists.
National Volunteer Coordinator