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Gulf Coast Pets Reunited with Families

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Gulf Coast Pets Reunited with Families

Katrina & Beyond

Gulf Coast Pets Reunited with Families

Gulf Coast Pets Reunited with Families

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New Orleans resident James Mercadel, and his leader dog, Jake, were reunited in Houston. Mercadel’s second dog, Gressive, was returned to him after being temporarily held in Michigan by the Humane Society. Allison V. Smith hide caption

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Allison V. Smith

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) searchers were deployed via flat-bottomed boats in New Orleans to search for lost pets. Courtesy of IFAW hide caption

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Courtesy of IFAW

Among the compelling stories heard in the immediate days following the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina were those about people and their pets. Many people put themselves in peril to remain with their pets; others had to say goodbye with little hope they would see their pet again.

Bark Magazine is a quarterly magazine focused on the relationship between humans and dogs. It's winter 2005 issue is a Katrina special, profiling owners and pets who were reunited.

Guests:

Cameron Woo, co-founder and publisher of Bark Magazine

Claudia Kawczynska, co-founder and editor of Bark Magazine