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  • May 1, 2006

    Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bird-Flu?

    The history of avian influenza is both frightening and fascinating. While the majority of the U.S. population is focused on the worst-case scenario'that the virus will mutate in a way that allows it to spread easily from human to human, causing a global pandemic'those involved in animal protection have reason for concern about even a milder outbreak.

  • April 26, 2006

    The Shelter that Once Was Works Towards the Shelter That Will Be

    In the eight months since Katrina hit, Laura Maloney and the staff of the Louisiana SPCA have plunged ahead with rebuilding and reimagining their role in the community.

  • April 17, 2006


    In blogs, shelter newsletters, submissions to Animal Sheltering magazine, and interviews with our editorial staff, animal welfare professionals and volunteers from around the country are still trying to make sense of the devastating loss they witnessed in the aftermath of last year's hurricanes. Here are their stories.

  • 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 1, 2006

    Off Leash: Showers and Pet Food and Crates, Oh My!

    The Biggest Shopping List Ever: Read what it took to run the temporary hurricane shelters in Louisiana and Mississippi.

  • 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

    A Roll Call of Hurricanes on Her Resume

    Debra Parsons-Drake, The HSUS's new Director of Disaster Sheltering, has more experience than most in managing emergency sheltering operations.

  • 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

    Riding Out the Storm

    When Hurricane Katrina hit at the end of August, horse expert Allan Schwartz got on the road to meet up with The HSUS Disaster Animal Response Team in Mississippi.

  • 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.

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