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  • April 16, 2006

    The Shelter that Once Was

    When the Louisiana SPCA's shelter on Japonica Street lay in ruins'and the storm had eroded its staff to one-sixth its original size'executive director Laura Maloney and her colleagues pressed on.

  • March 27, 2006

    Pit Bulls: Dilemma and Debate

    The mere mention of pit bulls can be enough to ignite debate among animal welfare professionals and the public alike, but a discussion on the topic at last week's Animal Care Expo included a general sentiment most would agree with: We've only just begun to tackle abuse of the breed.

  • March 1, 2006

    Winning One for the Nippers

    Some of the dogs rescued from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina were not at their friendliest. It took a tender, cautious touch to care for them'and make decisions about their futures.

  • March 1, 2006

    Divine Intervention in Mississippi

    When responders from the Humane Society of Missouri and The HSUS National Disaster Animal Response Teams showed up at the crushed and flooded kennels of a mass breeding facility after Hurricane Katrina, the owner was sure they'd been sent by a higher power.

  • March 1, 2006

    Hurricane Katrina Timeline

    This Hurricane Katrina timeline details how events unfolded from the time Katrina reached hurricane status to the reunion efforts that were ongoing months after the storm subsided.

  • March 1, 2006

    When Charities Are Charitable

    Though more accustomed to soliciting money than giving it away, shelters last fall showed unprecedented generosity by donating to organizations in the Hurricane Katrina disaster zone as well as to The HSUS's reconstruction funds.

  • March 1, 2006

    Reunion Stories

    After such destruction, loss, and disappointment, each reunion brought a new reason to celebrate.

  • March 1, 2006

    The Sorrow is in the Details

    In the first days after Hurricane Katrina, some people wondered how anyone could have left their pets behind. As we would all soon discover, that was the wrong question to ask.

  • March 1, 2006

    The Shelter Shuttle

    Katrina evacuees in Austin, Texas whose pets were being cared for by the Austin Humane Society were able to visit with their animals thanks to a special shuttle service arranged by the city.

  • March 1, 2006

    The Power of Compassion

    They were ordinary people doing extraordinary things'and many victims of Hurricane Katrina are better off because of their generosity.

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