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RE: Re: [Chat] bestfriends

I worked in the UTK Trial Gardens yesterday.  One of the volunteers is a
Doberman rescue.  She said that the various animal rescue groups are trying
to help.  

We are really having problems with our Master Gardener program.  Two
counties, with greater population and interest, have historically shared
teaching and coordinating the program.  Now, the new Knoxville Agent wants
to sharply divide the two, and he doesn't want to count work at the Trail
Garden as satisfying the volunteer requirements...he announced this at a
meeting in August to be effective this year!!!

Bonnie ETN Zone7

> [Original Message]
> From: Lynda Young <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 9/9/2005 8:34:52 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Re: [Chat] bestfriends
> Out of all the horror that was Katrina, the animal stories are the
> hardest for me to hear about.  I guess I respond to their utter
> helplessness in such a situation and the abject pain I know their loving
> owners must be suffering.  This is certainly not to discount the agony
> the human residents of that area have and are living through.  I've wept
> more in the last weeks than I have since 9/11.
> Lynda
> Zone 7 - West TN
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of TeichFlora@aol.com
> Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 11:04 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Re: [Chat] bestfriends
> Just saw a report where an anethesiologist had stayed behind in an
> evacuated 
> hospital and taken in over 50 dogs, countless cats and a couple
> hamsters 
> from people that had to evacuate but were not allowed to take their
> pets.  He 
> promised them that he would not leave until the animals  did.  He's been
> there 
> for 5 days without food or water.  The other day  a chopper came to
> rescue him 
> and the animals but crashed....all were fine, but  he had to wait
> another day. 
>  Today they got them out.  All the animals  were doing well, the doctor
> on 
> the other hand was exhausted and at his wits  end...but was the last
> out, after 
> the animals were safe.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 9/6/2005 8:46:06 PM Central Standard Time,  
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> One of  the saddest stories I saw on TV was an interview with a man who
> had swum 8  hrs with his dogs. He was crying so hard, apologizing to the
> dogs for not  getting out sooner and putting them through this. At least
> he still had  them with him, but I don't know if he could find food  for
> them.
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