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  • November 1, 2006

    Katrina Remembered

    Hurricane Katrina inspired artists around the country to explore the unprecedented response to the disaster, raise questions, and honor the animal and human victims.

  • July 1, 2006

    Avian Flu: Making a Plan

    News about avian flu and other potential pandemic diseases have whole governments worried about what long-term absenteeism might do to businesses and to the global economy. But for workplaces like police departments, hospitals, and animal shelters, where people provide care and vital services to living creatures, finding answers to the questions is even more critical.

  • 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

    Dispatches

    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

    Reunion Stories

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

  • 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

    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

    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.

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