If you still have your pets...today might be a good
day to give thanks, eh?
Garrison of the Humane Society United States is licked by a rescued dog at
the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans, September 9, 2005."
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,
"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
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
"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
"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."
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."
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."