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Katrina Animals Rescued as Euthanasia Looms

Long after most of the rescue groups left Louisiana, animals, stray cats and dogs continue to eke out an existence in the rubble of New Orleans. The Associated Humane Societies/Popcorn Park offered to take them from rescuers who were bringing them to N J. Despite our reaching out several times, it appeared that the shelters preferred to keep these animals under their own control.

Garo Alexanian of Companion Animal Network of New York City was making a special trip to New Orleans and visited our Animal Care Centers to insure that we would accept some of these animals.

According to Garo: 'Tens of thousands of dogs & cats must be removed from the 150 sq. mile area which will need a long-lasting, well-oiled effort. Let's do it, even as the large groups hide from public scrutiny. There will be plenty of time to crucify our colleagues who betrayed the animals. Right now we must increase rescue operations, not get diverted by politics. 'THE FLEECTING OF DISASTER ANIMALS' is one group's viewpoint on this.

Millions of dollars were raised by some organizations & it clearly became a promotional opportunity for some. The Society was never given the opportunity to help -- but finally, our offer was taken!

Most of the dogs the Society took in that survived Hurricane Katrina had been scheduled for euthanasia the first week of March. Over 20 dogs and 4 cats are now at the Forked River facility.


Snoopy - Update Oct. 24
Lucille - Hit By Car, Taken for Emergency Care
Max - Deliberately Abandoned in Boarded-Up House
Silk - Homeless Due to Domestic Violence Situation
Francesca - Sick, Abandoned in Industrial Area
Snoopy - Suffering Severe Burns
Carson - Starved, His System Filled with Garbage
Wiggles - Unkempt Stray Found with Collar Embedded in His Neck
Delilah - Emaciated Senior No Longer Wanted
Spaniel Trio Homeless When Owner Passed Away
Two Kittens Abandoned at Curb by Realtor
Eileen - Injured, In Pain and Abandoned
Bella and Stella - Terribly Thin and Neglected
Tortilla - Severely Neglected Bulldog Rescued
Emily - Cruelly Neglected and in Pain
Shea - Defended Her Owner in Domestic Violence Situation
AHS Rescues Over 20 Emaciated Dogs - Investigation Underway
Peanut - Living in Pain under Horribly Matted Fur
Layla - Owner Moving, Treats Her Harshly
Van Gogh - Mutilated, Abandoned, Found by Good Samaritan

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