Monday, April 17th, at 2:30 p.m. is the People/Pet March and Rally to the Capitol steps in Baton Rouge. Please plan to be there by 2:15 p.m. It's essential to have a large turnout for this event
Feel free to bring along your dog - however, if your dog is not one to enjoy social situations, please leave him/her at home. Having stressed or aggressive or overly-hyper dogs there will be worse than no dogs. Shannon has suggested marching with an empty leash in memory of a Katrina pet who died ... or is still missing ... or has not yet been reunited. Or you can carry a stuffed dog or cat or march with a photo or poster of a pet. If you want to bring your cat, please make sure it is in a cat carrier.
Please pass this on to all pet owners you know in Louisiana - those affected by Katrina as well as those who evacuated with their pets or whose pets were found and reunited.
I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter - the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal.
And I was angry. "God", I said, "This is terrible! Why don't You do something?"
God was silent a moment, and then He spoke softly. "I have done something", He replied.
"I created you."-Jim Willis
Robyn Urman has been a pet lover all her life! In fact she is so enamored with the furry creatures that she spends much of her time rescuing those in need.
She started a pet rescue organization eight years ago called Pet Resq Inc. Hours after Hurricane Katrina hit the
Ms. Urman has been working with pets for 20 years. She went down to the
In addition to finding small animals, Ms.Urman fed and watered dozens of horses and found new boarding places for them while in
Ms. Urman has seven of her own pets, three dogs and four cats. Her oldest dog is named “Pebbles” and is 10 years old. Her oldest cat, Wookie, is 15. Ms. Urman doesn’t have a favorite pet, she loves all her pets equally, she said.
Ms. Mara Cohen, a
Ms. Cohen was looking for a new pet when she heard about the dozens of homeless animals in the south following Hurricane Katrina. “My sister told me about a group of dogs that had been rescued and brought to her town,” Ms. Cohen said. She contacted Ms. Urman’s organization after that conversation.
Pet Resq Inc. continues to look for places for animals. If you want to adopt a pet or give a generous donation to the organization, visit the website www.petresqinc.petfinders.org. These furry creatures are just waiting to be adopted and loved.
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Why does this dog look so sad? Maybe because he misses his real owners who had to evacuate to a shelter and believed they would be back home in 2 days. He was found in the 9th Ward in case he looks familiar to anyone.