posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 02:10 PM
More than 150 dogs arrived today at San Francisco International Airport, refugee's of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Many more are expected to
arrive later on in the week. The dogs were flown in from a shelter in Gonzales, Louisiana. The Marin Humane Society is attempting to place all of the
animals (including cats) in foster homes.
More than 150 dogs displaced by Hurricane Katrina landed Wednesday night at San Francisco International Airport, while hundreds more are expected
The well-publicized arrival of animal survivors has brought an outpouring of calls from volunteers who want to care for them, help with laundry or
make a donation on their behalf. Many of the rescued animals have been injured and will require some long-term health care.
"The community has been really great in responding,'' said Diane Allevato, executive director of the Marin Humane Society.
The Marin Humane Society is coordinating the Bay Area's effort to find foster families for dogs and cats displaced by Katrina or abandoned by their
owners. The first 50 arrived at SFO on Sunday, and an additional 152 were flown in Tuesday after being held in a makeshift shelter in Gonzales, La.
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We may take a look and see about adopting a dog or cat. While it pales in comparison to the human tragedy, it is good to see that the animals are
being taken care of instead of summarily shot or euthanized. While as a family we have donated money and gear to various relief organizations, even if
we do not adopt a pet, we will also try to do what we can for the organizations taking in these pets.