Animal Rescue Following Hurricane Katrina

All photos and text are © 2005 by Alex Chernavsky

Background:  Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on Aug. 29th, 2005.  Within days, animal-lovers from around the country began gathering to launch a massive effort to rescue animals that were left behind.  Many regional organizations sent volunteers, including ten of us from the Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County, also called the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm.

The animal-rescue operation was based at an emergency shelter set up at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, a large fairgrounds about an hour's drive north of New Orleans.  Every morning, search-and-rescue teams would go to New Orleans to rescue dogs, cats, and other animals – and then bring them to the temporary shelter.  We would also leave food and water for those animals we couldn't catch.  Approximately 10,000 animals were saved altogether.

My original, full-size images are available here.

If you truly want to help animals, then the best thing you can do is to become a vegan.  Don't eat animals, don't wear them, and don't use them for entertainment.  The most disturbing thing I saw in New Orleans was rescuers eating cheeseburgers after a hard day of saving other animals.  (See also the animal-rights philosophy of Gary Francione.)  Comments?  Contact me at alexc@aya.yale.edu.


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Alex Chernjavsky New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina
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Alex Chernjavsky Photos of Hurricane Katrina animal rescue
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New Orleans Katrina rescue of pets
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Humane Society animal rescue pets Hurricane Katrina
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Photos of Search-and-rescue of pets following Hurricane Katrina
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1-800-Save-A-Pet.com katrina animal rescue
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