Those Left Behind
  The Forgotten Victims
           of
    Hurricane Katrina
The Numbers
• Estimated that 200,000 animals died
• Ten percent reunited
• Countless others (maybe thousands) are
  still ...
What You Can Do
• PETS Bill (Federal)
•    The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act, S. 2548
     and H...
What Else Can You Do?
•   ARNO
•   Critical Need for cat food especially
•   Cash/Gift Certificates
•   Foster Homes
•   H...
For More Information
• Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
  (http://www.bestfriends.org)

• Animal Rescue New Orleans
  (http:/...
Alley Cat Allies
• Phase One of Trip
• Camp Bogalusa
• 365 feral cats are transported in eleven
  RV transports to sanctua...
ARNO
•   Animal Rescue New Orleans
•   Located in an abandoned hair salon
•   Grassroots Feed and Water Program
•   1,600 ...
Celebration Station
• Phase Three of Trip
• Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
• A large temporary rescue station was set
  up ...
What I Remember
•   Destruction and Death
•   Muck and Mold
•   Personal Belongings Exposed
•   So Many Sad Stories & a fe...
Destruction
•   Things in strange places
•   Personal Belongings
•   Mass devastation
•   Cars/houses like a bombed out wa...
Muck and Mold
•   Grey
•   No Wildlife
•   No sounds
•   No people
Christmas

• New Orleans 2005
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  1. 1. Those Left Behind The Forgotten Victims of Hurricane Katrina
  2. 2. The Numbers • Estimated that 200,000 animals died • Ten percent reunited • Countless others (maybe thousands) are still waiting, wondering and wandering • Around 5,000 adopted • Now dog packs roaming • Houses being demolished • New litters being born
  3. 3. What You Can Do • PETS Bill (Federal) • The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act, S. 2548 and H.R. 3858, would require state and local agencies to include pets in their disaster plans. • Louisiana Disaster Pet Evacuation Plan SB 607 has moved out of the Senate Judiciary Committee but still faces substantial challenges if it is to become law this year. Please contact Governor Blanco and the Senate Finance Committee today.
  4. 4. What Else Can You Do? • ARNO • Critical Need for cat food especially • Cash/Gift Certificates • Foster Homes • Houses are now being demolished • Open your heart and home to one more • Volunteers to feed and water
  5. 5. For More Information • Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (http://www.bestfriends.org) • Animal Rescue New Orleans (http://www.animalrescueneworleans.com) • Alley Cat Allies (http://www.alleycat.org)
  6. 6. Alley Cat Allies • Phase One of Trip • Camp Bogalusa • 365 feral cats are transported in eleven RV transports to sanctuaries across the country • Monks, artists lofts, and vets accept them
  7. 7. ARNO • Animal Rescue New Orleans • Located in an abandoned hair salon • Grassroots Feed and Water Program • 1,600 locations-grids across each parish • Divided into around 60 sections • Each section has 30 or so F/W sites • Takes around 4 hours each section • Later moved to Celebration Station
  8. 8. Celebration Station • Phase Three of Trip • Best Friends Animal Sanctuary • A large temporary rescue station was set up for two months to shelter dogs and cats • Goal of 25 animals each day-but • -not enough shelters to take them • Also, many were too frightened by now • Still doing selective trapping and rescue
  9. 9. What I Remember • Destruction and Death • Muck and Mold • Personal Belongings Exposed • So Many Sad Stories & a few miracles • Resilient People of LA • Those Left Behind Still Trying To Survive • FEMA and the Red Cross • Volunteers from across the country
  10. 10. Destruction • Things in strange places • Personal Belongings • Mass devastation • Cars/houses like a bombed out war zone
  11. 11. Muck and Mold • Grey • No Wildlife • No sounds • No people
  12. 12. Christmas • New Orleans 2005
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