Pets Still Being Collected in Katrina's Aftermath

Allison Cardona of the ASPCA with a recue crew's first save in New Orleans, a small dog.

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Saving Pets from Katrina

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates close to 500,000 pets were affected by the evacuations of their owners in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. As many as 50,000 were left behind — and there's an organized effort to save them.

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