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.

Running on Faith
Forced to leave his dogs in New Orleans Robert Goslin turned to the Web to get them back.

Staying for Missy
"Okay, bring the damn dog"

Together Again
Together Again
After being reunited with his three dogs, Robert Goslin talks about their new country.
Touched By A Hundred Hands
Touched By A Hundred Hands
Meet Yogi the therapy dog and his owner, volunteer John Streeter.

Silent Victims
Silent Victims
Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist Carol Guzy shares her photo essay of animal rescue effort following Hurricane Katrina














RESOURCES
http://www.hsus.org/hsus_field/hsus_disaster_center/
http://stfrancisanimalsancturary.org
http://ahimsatx.org/picturelinks.htm
http://www.Bestfriends.com