Friday, September 09, 2005

The Pet Rescuers

Pet rescuers race against time
By Peggy Mihelich
Friday, September 9, 2005

Posted: 1:48 p.m. EDT (17:48 GMT)

(CNN) -- On the flooded streets of New Orleans you can hear the dogs barking for miles. They are trapped -- in houses, on roofs, tied to porches. They are frightened and hungry.
For the pets left behind after Hurricane Katrina, relief is on the way, but it's a race against time.
"It's a dire situation," said Melissa Seide Rubin of the Humane Society of the United States.

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Veterinarian Debbie Rykoff holds a dog rescued from the streets of New Orleans.

Best Friends Animal Society has been working with the troops to rescue animals.

Birds from the Jefferson Parish West Bank shelter are loaded onto a truck for transfer.


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