My wife wrote an article to MSNBC writer Kim Thornton on the topic of treatment of the animals who are affected by Katrina.
I am not a nutty person. I am a college-educated 38 year old who is heartbroken over the treatment of these animals. I can't believe that these human survivors were forced to leave pets to starve to death? Why couldn''t they be brought along. I can't imagine the psychological damage this will add to an already horrible situation for people.
What is the plan for the animals? I thought FEMA was supposed to work with
the HSUS? What is being done here?
I'm happy to report that humane organizations have been allowed into New Orleans to begin animal rescue there. They are really working together and doing all they can to save as many animals as possible. If you would like to support this effort with a donation, some groups to consider are Noah's Wish ( noahswish.org), ASPCA (aspca.org) and the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (lvma.org).
Thanks for caring.