Hurricane Katrina has left too much devastation
in it's wake and the numbers keep on rising. Unfortunately
the numbers of dying animals is also going up. Many
pets have been left tied to posts with no hope for survival
and many were abandoned to swim aimlessly on their own
in a desperate search for land. We would like to personally
thank all the rescuers that helped to save human and
pet lives alike. They put their own safety on the line
to save loved ones, whether they had fur or not.
I have seen the video clips of people refusing
to leave their homes without their pets and wondered
why so many of these beloved animals are dead or dying.
Is it possible that some people would abandon a furry
family member to the fates? What would it take for some
people to leave a pet behind? These are questions that
may be argued as long as we have pets. Obviously there
are other factors in this story of biblical proportions,
like people's pets being refused by certain rescuers
or transporters and pets being left behind because their
owners had already succumbed to the flood. But, I'll
try to share my thoughts on it all. Of course, I may
be a little bias.
As far as I'm concerned, the number of animals
killed seems to be quite a bit higher than the number
of people. Not that I would ever want more people hurt,
after all you feed us, but animals are not just mangy
beasts that don't deserve to live. Remember, humans
were animals once too. No animal, man or beast alike
deserves to die starving while tied up. So don't rush
into the living room to save your TV. Save your pet
instead. It would have done the same for you. That's
all, just keep us in mind.