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Katrina Remembered

© Kathy Milani/HSUS

Hurricane Katrina inspired artists around the country to explore the unprecedented response to the disaster, raise questions, and honor the animal and human victims. Here we profile a few of their works:

To mark the release of a new book, Tails from Katrina, the Oregon Humane Society held a special event on September 7. Guests included members of the OHS rescue team, rescued animals from Katrina and their new adoptive families, and the book’s author/photographer, Jeff Selis. Tails from Katrina contains black-and-white photographs and diaries from the organization’s disaster team. All of the proceeds from the book, available at, will benefit the shelter.

Ken Foster moved to New Orleans in the summer of 2005, just in time for Katrina. In the final chapter of his book, The Dogs Who Found Me, Foster writes of his evacuation with his dogs to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and how he had only made preparations to be gone for a day or two. When he returned to his home and neighborhood, one more dog ended up finding Foster. The Dogs Who Found Me is available for $12.95 from bookstores and online retailers.

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