If you still have your pets...today might be a good day to give thanks, eh?





"Jane Garrison of the Humane Society United States is licked by a rescued dog at the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans, September 9, 2005."



"A dog hides under the seat of a military truck at a processing center after evacuees got off the vehicle in New Orleans September 9, 2005. Tens of thousands of pets have been left behind in the swamped city by their evacuated owners. Recovering the dead took priority over coaxing the living out of New Orleans on Friday as the Bush Administration replaced the head of its emergency management team in a political storm following Hurricane Katrina. Holdouts remain while rescue units search for those wishing to evacuate."



"Earl Provost pets his dog 'Killer' outside his home on First Street in New Orleans on Friday, Sept. 9, 2005. Provost, who has stayed in his house for 11 days since Hurricane Katrina slammed into his city, said he was planning to vacate on Saturday."



"A medical worker looks on as a refugee from Hurricane Katrina is pulled by his dogs across the tarmac at the Rhode Island National Guard air base at Quonset Point in North Kingstown, R.I., Friday, Sept. 9, 2005. A 737 carried 106 refugees from New Orleans to Rhode Island, where they will be housed in former Navy housing in Middletown, R.I."



"Georgia Search and Rescue Central K-9 members decontaminate search dogs after searching for survivors in Violet, Louisiana on September 9, 2005. Cingular Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, has said in a letter made available Friday it would give customers in the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina discounts on their cell phone bills, including roaming charges and text messages."



"Stuart Samples, left, and Paul Rusczczyk, both of Atlanta, hose down a search and rescue dog that had been exposed to floodwater in Chalmette, La., Friday, Sept. 9, 2005."



"Georgia Search and Rescue Central K-9 member Paula Chambers decontaminates her dog Madison after searching for survivors in Violet, Louisiana, located in the suburbs of New Orleans, September 9, 2005. Most of the houses in the area were destroyed by flood waters caused by a levee break and Hurricane Katrina."



"Some of the 22 dogs rescued from the home of Iris Zelaya hangout on the back tailgate of an Army truck in New Orleans on Friday, Sept. 9, 2005. Friends of Zelaya had asked her to care for their animals along with her own 8 dogs."



"In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 1st Class Robert Webber, helps a New Orleans resident calm her dog after being rescued from their flooded home caused by Hurricane Katrina, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005."



"Katrina evacuee Andrew Wilson, 76, holds his dog Chico's leash as Wilson is pushed in a wheelchair by fellow New Orleans evacuee Colbert Gilford, 72, at Fort Chaffee in Barling, Ark., in this Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 file photo. Wilson, a Korean War and Vietnam veteran, visited the fort in the early 1950's while serving in the Army. Amid widespread criticism of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, the Veterans Affairs secretary praised his department for an effective evacuation of about 1,200 veterans, staff and their families from the Gulf region."



A woman arrives with her dog at a collection point for victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, September 8, 2005. National Guard troops and rescue teams hunted for thousands of people unable or unwilling to leave ruined New Orleans on Thursday, with one group making the grim discovery of 30 bodies in a suburban nursing home.



"Hurricane Katrina evacuee Debbie Hollis of Biloxi, Miss., holds Louie, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, in Little Rock, Ark., one of the Hollis' 17 cats and one dog they brought to Arkansas when they left their home last week because of Hurricane Katrina. Hollis and her family, who are staying in a shelter in Searcy, Ark., visited their pets Tuesday at the Pulaski County Humane Society shelter in Little Rock."



"A cat is rescued by a member of the Oregon Humane Society in the University neighborhood of New Orleans September 8, 2005."



"Peaches, one of 17 cats and one dog belonging to Homer and Debbie Hollis of Biloxi, Miss., sits on a shelf at Pulaski County Humane Society's shelter Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, near Little Rock, Ark. The Hollis' who brought their pets when they evacuated their home last week and are staying in a shelter in Searcy, Ark. The couple visited their pets Tuesday."



"Hurricane Katrina refugee Lorne Bennett of Slidell, La., spends time with his English Springer Spaniel Oreo after they were reunited at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005. Bennett, a liver transplant patient had to leave behind four of his pets in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when he had to be evacuated to a liver specialist in Atlanta for supervision."



"Hurricane Katrina refugee Valerie Bennett, of Slidell, La., presses her face to her dog, Lady, after they were reunited at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005. She and her husband, Lorne, had to leave behind four of their pets when Lorne, a liver transplant patient, had to be evacuated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, to a liver specialist for supervision."



"Evacuees from Slidell, La., Valerie Bennett, left, and her husband Lorne Bennett, who is being pushed by an unidentified hospital worker, hug their dogs Oreo and Lady as they are reunited with their pets at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005. The Bennetts had to leave behind four of their pets in the wake of Hurricane Katrina when Lorne, a liver transplant patient, had to be evacuated to a liver specialist for supervision."



"Evacuee from Slidell, La.,Valerie Bennett, hugs her dogs Oreo, left, and Lady as they are reunited at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Sept. 7, 2005. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Valerie had to leave behind four of their pets when she, and her husband who is a liver transplant patient, had to be evacuated to a liver specialist for supervision."



"Ricky Maples, who is blind, pets his dog 'Ice' sitting in his family's temporary home across the street from the Second Street School shelter in Bay St Louis, Miss., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005. The family, who lost their home to Hurricane Katrina, moved out of the shelter not to upset the other residents because of their barking dogs."



"A veterinarian prepares to put a duck with a broken leg in a crate, in Clermont Harbor, Mississippi September 7, 2005. Workers from the Animal Rescue League are trying to help abandoned pets and other animals following Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast on August 29, causing numerous deaths and severe property damage."



"Carroll Zehner kisses her pet Guinea Pig after returning home Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, in Old Metairie, La. Residents of Jefferson Parish who fleed from Hurricane Katrina were allowed to return home Monday for the first time since the storm."



"Debra Hights (L) and Larry Ferrill react after they were forced to leave a rescue shelter in the Biloxi Community Center in Biloxi, Mississippi September 4, 2005. Hights said they were forced to leave because the shelter was being converted to a distribution center. Sheriff's officers offered to take them to another shelter, but told them they would have to let their Yorkshire Terriers go because no pets are allowed. Hights said they were in the shelter since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area, because they accepted animals."