Hundreds of people were forced to leave their pets behind

Pet Supplies Needed for Hurricane Katrina Victims

In addition to providing help to the thousands of people displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the Central Dakota Humane Society is launching its own project to gather supplies for the animal victims.
Executive Director Richard Ott says it breaks his heart to see the thousands of pets separated from their owners. He also says many shelters in the Gulf Coast are overwhelmed trying to take care of them.

Hundreds of people were forced to leave their pets behind during the storm evacuation, creating an emotional scene of abandoned and starving animals left to fend for themselves.
Ott says, “our goal is either to reunite them with their owners, or find decent homes for them.” The shelter says anyone with extra supplies like dog dishes, collars and leashes is asked to bring them to the humane society, west of Mandan.
Contact Information: 701-667-2020

Source: KFYR TV North Dakota News [www.kfyrtv.com/showNews.asp?whatStory=4138]

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