Hi everyone and welcome to this site. Please join me and the hundreds of others who have come together over the past 37 days in a cooperative effort to help rescue and reunite thousands of Katrina evacuees and their pets. The task is daunting and exhausting but the most exciting and rewarding experience I’ve ever had. In these 37 days I’ve cried many tears of sorrow and some tears of joy; I’ve made great friends, I’ve met some of the coolest people from all over the country, Canada and even Germany. Over the next few weeks and months please check back often for photos of lost and found animals, ways to get involved in your local community or within this virtual community and much more.
Please read the following statement to extend the deadline for adoptions of the animal victims of Katrina. If you agree with this, please add your name to the list by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name, city, state and affiliation (if any).
No Animal Left Behind is a coalition of individuals, shelters and rescue groups that believes that the animal victims of Katrina not be adopted until January 1, 2006. We believe that there are enough people willing to provide long-term foster homes to these animals in order to give the owners sufficient time to locate them. Many of these pet owners are still without reliable and consistent internet access and/or phone service. Further, many of the animals who are labeled as “hard-to-place” are those most likely to belong to someone. Pets that are older and/or have chronic health problems have someone out there who has loved and cared for them for a very long time. We are concerned about getting all pets back home and need more time, especially with those most likely to be disposed of by overcrowded shelters. Finally, we request that everyone who fosters one of these animals agrees to actively try to locate its owners. We are here to help.