Thursday, September 01, 2005

Hurricane Katrina and the animals

AP Photo/John Bazemore of Jonathan Harvey rescuing his dog "Cuddles"

I know most people are worried about the people of Katrina and where they will be homed. However, their pets are also in trouble too. The (Animal) Humane Society of the U.S. has mounted a rescue effort for the pets. Contact your local Humane Society as to the specifics.

During catastrophes, animals need rescue as well. Pets cannot forage for themselves and depend on their owners. Also, the owners do appreciate someone caring for their animals as well. For most people, their pet is a member of their family. It is hard for them to leave the pet behind but in many cases they have to.

So remember the pet animals and contact the Humane Society in your area.

The Humane Society
Some people were forced to leave their pets behind. Others were never able to evacuate at all. Now, in Katrina’s aftermath, The HSUS's Disaster Animal Response Teams are primed to help the pets and other animals left behind in the region’s most devastated areas.

Disaster Relief Fund To send your gift by U.S. Mail, please make your check payable to HSUS Disaster Relief Fund and mail it to HSUS, Dept. DRFHBM, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. Thank you!

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