Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hurricane Katrina

5 years ago, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Hopalong responded to the disaster by sending 2 teams of people to the disaster area to assist in rescue efforts. We worked in the makeshift shelters, waded through the flooded streets to pull animals out of houses, and came back with 50 dogs and cats and several goldfish. All the animals were treated for immediate medical conditions including heartworm, kidney failure, skin lesions, and anything else they needed to regain their health. Several were re-united with their families and the rest were all adopted to new homes in the Bay Area.

This is a photo of a mama kitty that one of our awesome volunteers helped recue:

And here she is now in her new home happy and playing with a new toy:

A big thanks to all the volunteers and fosters who opened their hearts and their homes durring this sad time.