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The devastation of Hurricane Katrina raised public awareness in the United States about the effects of disasters on animals. This slim volume by Irvine (sociology, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder; If You Tame Me: Understanding Our Connection with Animals) addresses the need for humans to design better plans for animal rescue in disaster situations. In exploring our relationships with companion animals, factory farm animals, birds and marine wildlife, and research animals, she not only discusses how manmade and natural catastrophes like oil spills and hurricanes have affected animals but also urges us to rethink our use of animals as we often put them in harm's way. With firsthand experience in rescuing pets during Hurricane Katrina, Irvine offers valuable advice for avoiding mass casualties in disaster situations. For academic and public libraries.