Friday, September 23, 2005 | By: Dusty Taylor

A Post Script to the blog on Pets in disasters.

Something tells me that some folks might comment and actually NOT read the article..but the one part of the article that really hit home for me was this:

Michael Mountain, co-founder of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah, said one solution for future rescue efforts is for human and animal teams to work hand-in-hand.
An animal rescue team from the sanctuary was allowed on one occasion to accompany the U.S. Army into devastated areas of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, the parish—or county—that includes New Orleans.
"The people got out quicker because we just took the animals and they were assured they'd be in safe keeping," Mountain said. "They were much more willing to go."
"And it was great for the soldiers," he added. "Because there's nothing more demoralizing than to go around telling people to leave Fido behind sitting out on the porch as the boat goes away with the family and everyone's in tears."

3 people gave us their .02 cents:

En Eye See said...

Demoralising is something that we don't need any more. End the war and beat the weather.

The Zombieslayer said...

Something tells me that some folks might comment and actually NOT read the article.

Yeah, that's why I always quote the relevant parts when I link an article. I'll come clean and admit I've been guilty of this more than once.

"Because there's nothing more demoralizing than to go around telling people to leave Fido behind sitting out on the porch as the boat goes away with the family and everyone's in tears."

Now, that job would suck.

Chick said...

I seroiusly doubt I could do it/