Saving Animals From Disaster : Life-changing Stories and Practical Suggestions

Book - 2006
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The inspiration for Rescued was the tragic situation with pets during the Katrina disaster -- thousands refusing to leave without their pets, and many animals dying due to official indifference to these "disposable" creatures. Extensively trained in animal rescues, Allen and Linda Anderson interviewed hundreds of volunteers, hurricane survivors, and government officials for this book. Rescued offers both hope and practical suggestions, as well as the latest information on official policy and how to help in future catastrophes. It goes beyond the recent tragedies to talk about the various rescue and sanctuary operations, what volunteers and staff do, and how to help. Using a dramatic structure and photos, the book presents the before, during, and after journeys of people separated from their animals. Rescued puts attention on an unheralded world of animal shelters, organizations, and brave individuals who made a difference during the largest animal disaster in American history.
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2006.
ISBN: 9781577315445
Characteristics: xx, 346 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Anderson, Linda C. 1946-


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Jul 09, 2011

This really opened my eyes as to how vulnerable people and their pets are during natural disasters. We need to plan for these scenarios, wherever we may ilve. Ice storms, earthquakes, meteorites landing on a nuclear plant, who knows what might happen and when. The book is an enjoyable read, and really makes you think and appreciate the fantastic volunteer efforts. Without them, those animals would have died, so these are true rescues. I really enjoyed learning about the logistics during the aftermath of this event - pounds that were closed, how to clean animals without running water, who to set up a shelter in the middle of an empty field, etc. After this rescue, much has changed in animal rescue since, and I saw the learnings applied to Haitian animals after the 'quake.

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