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Originally posted by jeepin4x4girl
In the wake of this horrible tragedy, many people forget about the animals that have been abandoned by their owners, whether their owners had passed on or had to leave them behind during the evacuation process.
I was listening to NPR radio this morning on my way to college and the rescue workers were saying how stray dogs were running in packs all over the place, desperate in search of food, some of them eating the remains of humans. The rescue workers said that the strays would eventually have to be shot. It's ashame that some of them can't be saved or adopted out by shelters.
My heart goes out the every human and animal that is now without a home, or a loved one.
I suppose shooting the abandoned dogs is the only solution, it's really unfortunate.
Originally posted by Quicksilver
really their is no other choice. Who knows what diseases they contracted and they can be really dangerous.
By Freddie Mooche
(AXcess News) New Orleans - The Humane Society said that over 300 pets have been rescued by 140 volunteers in Louisiana and Mississippi working as part of the organization's Disaster Animal Response Teams (DART). The US Humane Society also said that over $5 million in donations have poured in making the massive rescue effort possible.
The Humane Society said it has moved its Mississippi command center from Jackson to Hattiesburg in order to respond more quickly to the crisis in the southern part of the state, and yesterday, in cooperation with the Louisiana SPCA, was finally granted access to help stranded pets in New Orleans.
"We were finally allowed to enter hurricane-ravaged New Orleans yesterday," said Wayne Pacelle, US Humane Society president and CEO, "where our rapid response strike teams are responding to rescue requests for stranded pets. Our national call center is tracking thousands of calls and emails from people who need us to rescue their pets, and it's a race against the clock. For some animals it may be too late, but for others it will be just in time."