Originally Posted by ckblv
It is so sad. Thoes poor people they have lost everything and they saved their pets only to give them up before they are allowed on the buses for evacuation. It just is not right. You just should not take the ONLY living thing a person has left. It just adds tremendously to their trauma.
They said that a lot of the people that are left and won't evacuate are people that won't leave their animals. Now the Mayor told the rescuers to not give the people food and water who won't leave. This is a travesty. It is so upsetting.
I don't know if anyone saw it but there was a guy -- lookin like your typical burned out Bourbon St guy
-- who was hanging out on a raft in front of what is left of his home and he said, "When all the looting happened, the only thing I could trust was my dog. You want me to leave him now? No way, I'll stick it out here with him." The media played this guy out to be crazy, maybe they are right but let me tell you...I would find every way to get my kitties there. There was even a story about an elderly couple...I mean, maybe early 60s or so, the wife could get around, her hubby was ill and in a wheelchair or something and they had I think two dogs...anyway they were like "we'll evacuate you but you lose the dogs" and the couple was like NO WAY. Even the husband...I can't even imagine what these owners are going through...
Some have even opted for euthanasia for their older pets, even though healthy, they don't want them to have to try to survive through this ordeal