September 9, 2005 09:12 - The Silent Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Even today, people are still being rescued from homes that have been ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast of the United States. Sadly, stories are coming out about the many many people who had to leave their pets behind at home or at separate shelters or worse yet, had to evacuate to other cities on buses and planes.
I think everyone has read about the little boy who was separated from his beloved little dog “Snowball” as he boarded a bus to Houston and became physically ill as he left. This is just one of probably hundreds of sad pet separation stories happening this week.
The Humane Society U.S. and the ASPCA are both reporting huge responses to the plight of these animals. Hundreds of animals have already been rescued by these organizations, and the work is ongoing.
If you would like to help these organizations you can contact
the Humane Society at 1-800-HUMANE-1 or at www.humanesociety.org
and the ASPCA at www.aspca.org.