Thursday, September 08, 2005

More on pets and Katrina

Things are getting bad for pets who remain behind, and for the owners who refuse to leave them.

I know that FEMA has to think about people with allergies, etc, but would it kill them to have a coordinated rescue effort for pets, as well? It could be as simple as taking the pet to a designated shelter (e.g., pets from this part of the state go to Shelter X in Houston), giving the owner that shelter's contact number, and telling the person to call once they've been evacuated.

Or, we could further traumatize a highly unstable population by taking away their companions.

You pick.

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