Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster

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Rescued tells the inspiring stories of dedicated organizations and heroic volunteers who saved animals and reunited them with loved ones after Hurricane Katrina. Heart-wrenching experiences and dramatic action photos open a portal into the unheralded world of animal shelters, sanctuaries, and charities that are emerging nationwide and becoming an important social movement. Chock-full of lifesaving information, this book prepares you to quickly and safely evacuate with animals in...
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Rescued tells the inspiring stories of dedicated organizations and heroic volunteers who saved animals and reunited them with loved ones after Hurricane Katrina. Heart-wrenching experiences and dramatic action photos open a portal into the unheralded world of animal shelters, sanctuaries, and charities that are emerging nationwide and becoming an important social movement. Chock-full of lifesaving information, this book prepares you to quickly and safely evacuate with animals in any emergency.
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In this mix of heartrending personal stories and practical information, the Andersons (Angel Animals) explore why, out of 16,000 animals rescued in Louisiana after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, only 3,000 were reunited with their families (many were adopted or taken into foster homes), and find the reasons in the loss of records, the chaotic conditions evacuees faced and euthanizing of unclaimed pets by some shelters. Directed to leave their pets behind when Katrina was bearing down and denied entry to Red Cross shelters with their animals, many residents waited out the storm at home rather than abandon their pets. The authors focus on three major organizations (the ASPCA, the American Humane Association and the Humane Society of the U.S.) that, buttressed by volunteers from all over the country, played a key role in saving animal lives. Believing that domesticated pets are family members and that by helping them one is also helping people, the Andersons detail what has been learned from Katrina and provide instructions for readers in the event that they face an evacuation. The authors stress that owners must take primary responsibility for their pets and that rescue volunteers should be properly trained. The Andersons can be saccharine, but their advice is well taken. 16 pages of color photos. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577315445
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 346
  • Sales rank: 942,545
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Rescued

Saving Animals From Disaster
By Allen Anderson Linda Anderson

New World Library

Copyright © 2006 Allen and Linda Anderson
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-57731-544-5


Chapter One

The Changing Relationship Between People and Animals

Only in the past hundred years have animals become full-fledged, indoor-dwelling members of American families. Prior to this change in domestic life, most pet lovers had a casual relationship with their yard dogs or neighborhood cats. In bygone times, animals would no more be allowed inside the house than chickens could lay eggs on the dining room table.

Animals and humans forming socially and emotionally interdependent family units has had a profound impact on disaster preparedness and rescue operations. Hurricane Katrina indisputably proved that people today will risk their lives to keep from abandoning their pets. Whether decision makers like it, think it is a nuisance, or are pleased that the obvious has finally been recognized, today this is true: Animals are members of the family. Now every aspect of American society must deal with it. No longer is it permissible to separate people from the animals who share their homes, sleep in their beds, and have become their cherished friends.

Dr. Melissa Hunt, associate director of clinical training in the department of psychology of the University of Pennsylvania, studied the psychological impact of being forced to abandon a pet during the evacuations following Hurricane Katrina. She recruited survivors of thehurricane for the study. Half of them had lost their pets during the storms and flooding, and half had not gone through pet loss. Dr. Hunt told us that people who lost their pets experienced significantly more acute stress during evacuation and were significantly more depressed, showing more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder than survivors who safely evacuated with their pets. Based on her study, Dr. Hunt concludes, "You were just as likely to be depressed if you lost your pet as if you lost your home." The results of Dr. Hunt's study suggest that failure to implement effective companion animal evacuation policies carries a high cost in terms of the human survivors' mental health.

Our society has made animals dependent on the kindness and generosity of humans. In return, animals serve as conduits for people to fulfill their primal need for connection to nature. The animals in a home may be a person's only and deepest source of unconditional love. Millions of people need this kind of love - love without judgment, artifice, or stinginess - in a universe of emotional and spiritual isolation. Animals bridge the gap between our hearts and minds. As became apparent after Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, many people will die rather than lose a relationship for which there is no human substitute.

Animals Are Essential to the Good Life

Even though animals play large roles in mythology, folklore, and religious practices of cultures around the globe, until recently they were not members of the American family. Only in the past century did dogs transform from working, herding, hunting, mostly outdoor protectors into car-riding, blanket-stealing, birthday party recipients. Among the wealthier classes of society, cats have always enjoyed hearth-occupying status. But in most rural and working-class American households, cats had to graduate from being exterminators who rid the property of mice and lived in the barn to being cuddly creatures with their own brightly decorated food and water bowls in the kitchen. Horses no longer earn their keep by pulling plows. Today they provide city dwellers with companionable rides through the countryside. Horses are more likely to be gentled, not broken; stabled, not tethered. Rather than leading the charge in battle on bloody fields, horses are dominant in the growing area of animal-assisted therapy, where they give rides to at-risk or disabled children and adults.

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    Posted July 27, 2012

    ??? To windwing

    You are in horseclan where everyone is on daily. The leader is Lilystar and her den is result four. You liked it here.

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    Spiritpaw

    "Skystep's kits are coming!" Yowled the apprentice as she dashed back to the clearing. (2nd result!!!)~Spiritpaw

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    Tigerleaf

    Id like that. ~ Tigerleaf

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    Nobody can let you back in. Im not sure why people get locked out. I find that if i wait a while i can post in it again. Try it. -???????

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    Lilystar to Goldenstripe, Velveteyes, and Shadowstar

    The light grey tabby shecsat feels rage flood her and she launches herself after Shadowstar as he runs away. Leaping onto him, she clings to his back and whispers, "If you ever come near my mate or kit I will not hesitate to attack you. That goes for Whitetail too. You two belong together. She's a selfish excuse for a shecat who willingly believed your lies about Goldenstripe and you're a coward who never fights fair. Now get out and never come back!" Raking her claws across his face, Lilystar watches as he runs over the prairie and then rushes back to her mate. "Starclan, help him." She whispers. Looking around desperately for help, her eyes fall on Velveteyes. She says, "Pleasem get help. You don't undersrand, if he dies...." The leader winces as she remembers their secret. "I'm going to have to tell them sometime." She thinks. Looking down at her mate, she whispers in his golden ear, "The only way the golden sun can wither the wolf is if his burning light leaves her." Kissing her mate gentally, she wills him to live, afraid that the horrors may soon begin. ~ Fateful Lilystar

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    Skyleaf

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    Bluemist

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    Nighthawk

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    *drops the herbs as he bursts in, looking around* Whew!! Now to organize these herbs again... thats gonna be a pain. *he picks up the catnip, placing it on a shelf and does the samw with the rest of his herbs and switches them around, taking hours to be satisfied*

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