Thursday, September 08, 2005

The New York Times: Pet shelters fill up with furry friends

The humans put us in harm's way. Shouldn't they try harder to save us?

This situation is so terrible I am thinking to run for President of American Pets on the platform of "disasters strike animals too".


Shelters for Pets Fill With Furry Survivors
Published: September 8, 2005
New York Times

Some excerpts from the story:

Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive of the Humane Society of the United States, said, "In New Orleans alone, we think there are 50,000 pets."

He estimates that they have picked up 200 dogs and 250 cats since Monday. "But we need help," he said. To join the effort, volunteers have to register with the Humane Society at 1-800-HUMANE (1-800-486-2631).

Mr. Pacelle said: "The clock is ticking. We've had 2,000 calls from people who have left their pets behind. We're too late for some, but we may be just in time for others."

Mr. Pacelle said the Humane Society was "not getting the help we need from local, state and the federal government."

"There are policemen and firemen out there who want to help," he said, "but the order on high is to help people, not pets. Three days from now, there will be massive die offs."


Dogs that came to the Houston S.P.C.A. together were kept together.


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