I just donated to the Humane Society of the United States Disaster Relief Fund.
After Katrina, I saw this time and time again. People evacuated, leaving their pets behind to fend for themselves.
I just can’t understand that.
Owning a pet is more than just owning a possession. It’s a responsibility to care for that animal, to protect it, to commit yourself to the partnership you agreed to.
And yet, even after all the horror stories after Katrina, many pets were still abandoned during Hurricane Ike. They were left in locked houses to drown or left roaming outside to be swept away.
Why do these people even own animals, if they care so little for them?
Luckily, there are some extraordinary people around who respond to emergencies like Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike to save the animals that have been left behind. Most are volunteers, taking time away from their jobs and families to save as many lost pets as they can.
Thank you, to the animal rescue workers of the Humane Society of the United States, Noah’s Wish, The North Shore Animal League, and all the other agencies who have committed to rescuing abandoned animals.
Please make a donation to help these folks out. And if you ever have to evacuate, take your pets with you!
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One Reply to “Pet Rescue”
A bit of research would have answered many of the questions in your post. Katrina victims were NOT permitted to bring ANY animals on the rescue boats, busses or into the shelters. They were FORCED to leave them behind. Many pet owners chose to not to evacuate for this reason. While I share your obvious love of animals, I would think it wise to research the subject before passing judgement. Having said that, your statements about the rescue efforts after the water receded are right on. Peace.