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Review for Kinship Circle, Saint Louis, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of Kinship Circle and its founder, Brenda Shoss, upon returning home to New Orleans and beginning animal rescue work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Brenda was providing invaluable assistance in the form of her website updates, which provided volunteers with essential information related to assisting animal victims of the storm. I and hundreds of other volunteers learned about animal rescue through Brenda. Throughout the Gulf Coast animal rescue operations, In addition to providing vital communication links for animal rescue responders., Kinship Circle volunteers maintained a direct presence on the Gulf Coast after Katrina by raising funds and sending volunteers to assist.

More recently, Kinship Circle sent a team of skilled volunteers to assist with needs of animals left stranded or injured after the Chilean earthquakes. One day, Kinship Circle volunteers arrived with pet food and supplies at a camp, just as families were about to destroy their beloved family pets, because it seemed more humane than allowing them to starve. Can you imagine the joy and relief of children who would be able to continue their comforting relationship with their own pets because some food was delivered?

Kinship Circle struggles to monitor disasters around the world and provide direct care and support services to animals in need. A rescue team has been serving the areas hardest hit by the mudslides in Brazil while arrangements are underway to send volunteers to rescue animals suffering in the Japan disaster area.

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I have been closely involved with the work of Kinship Circle for 5 years. I have personally observed the effectiveness of Kinship Circle alert campaigns and have first-hand knowledge of countless numbers of animals rescued around the world from disasters as a result of Kinship Circle's efforts.

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Role:  Board Member & I was an animal rescue volunteer doing food/water delivery and TNR after Katrina.