For Love of Pets
Dogs, cats and other pets weren’t high on the government’s priority list when Hurricane Katrina left tens of thousands of people homeless in 2005. During the first days after the storm rescuers were not allowed to take pets from their flooded homes. Some owners refused to leave without them. Others could no longer tolerate the heat and hunger and left them behind. Animal rescue groups, however, moved into the area, set up shelters, and sent out teams to bring the animals to safety and eventually reunite them with their owners. Specially trained pets also played a role in helping the disaster victims cope with their losses.
After being reunited with his three dogs, Robert Goslin talks about their new country.
Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist Carol Guzy shares her photo essay of animal rescue effort following Hurricane Katrina