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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Katrina Critters Still Hurting

It's been almost a year after Katrina, but still we need
volunteers urgently to feed and water animals. Residents and out-of-towners desperately needed. Warehouse animal care needed. Can you help us?

That was the heartfelt plea from a rescuer who read the blog item below about New York's plan to suspend no-pets rules on public transportation during hurricanes. So of course I'll do what I can, which is to direct readers to various organizations caring for animals in New Orleans and wherever evacuated animals are being cared for.

First step: Click here for Animal Rescue New Orleans. Second step: Send money, or supplies, or go and volunteer, if you have the time. We're on the threshold of the next hurricane season, and heaven only knows what might happen. It would be great if all the critters affected by last year's storms were safe and secure before the next one hits.

And to all who have given so tirelessly to these animals: Bless you.