Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster
Allen Anderson, Linda Anderson
Rescued goes beyond tragedies to talk about animal rescue and sanctuary operations around the country, what volunteers and staff do, and how readers can help orphaned animals. The book puts attention on an unheralded world of animal shelters, organizations, and brave individuals who made a difference.
CNN, and when he went to New Orleans, he got involved. On camera he went to a family home where cats were stranded. Koinange and the husband and wife walked through waist-deep water. Finally they hitched a ride with army guys on a vehicle that could drive through water. He and the other fellow climbed upstairs and found most of the cats. They carried the cat carriers out over their heads because of the floodwater. Koinange is an articulate man who worries about world events, and he cares about
were absolutely maddening. I was trying to learn complicated procedures for the job while a never-ending sea of people and animals arrived. Most of my career, I have been able to keep intensely concentrated on one thing at a time. In this setting, I was constantly interrupted. I spent two weeks being completely frazzled. And, honey, I hate paperwork! That’s all I did for two weeks was paperwork.” Better than the paperwork was her direct contact with the animals. Candice enjoyed providing comfort
Association, with a rescued beagle at Lamar–Dixon the night Hurricane Rita was coming. While staff at Lamar-Dixon struggled with the influx of thousands of displaced animals, other animal organizations and individuals were sprouting temporary emergency operations all over Louisiana and Mississippi. If you had told some of these people a year, or even a month, earlier that they would be forming new 501(c)3 charities, they wouldn’t have believed you. In the next two chapters their experiences
Although the dogs had collars and current licenses, the shelter where their records had been kept, the Louisiana SPCA, had been destroyed. Eventually Luana and Margie discovered where Kona, Bunny Rabbit, and Noodle had been transported. Kona was at a shelter in Sorrento, Louisiana, and Bunny Rabbit was at the Virginia SPCA. Noodle turned up at the Denver Dumb Friends League in the care of Gail Kessler, who had Noodle flown back to Luana and Margie on a commercial airliner. Jane Garrison and Drew
setting as possible and that will exceed minimum conceptions of their needs.”2 The American Sanctuary Association is another group that sets standards for care and offers accreditation for sanctuaries that accept homeless and nonnative wild and domestic animals. The member sanctuaries do not breed, buy, sell, trade, or use animals commercially. The American Sanctuary Association provides an efficient way to find and identify quality facilities. Its president is (guess who?) Tippi Hedren. Before