Help Make a Miracle – Help this Hurricane Katrina Dog Find His Owners!

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Here’s a chance to really make a difference. The following is my own account, based on my personal knowledge. It’s genuine. You can verify it by going to my website, at . You can contact me through my website if need be. Let’s help this Hurricane Katrina dog find his owners.

Lots of people know that thousands of pets were left behind as people fled Hurricane Katrina. And plenty of people know about the websites set up to help people be reunited with those pets.


What you may not know is that hundreds of dogs were picked up and airlifted out of New Orleans and surrounding area, where they had tested positive for heartworm following the flooding, and were placed with hospitals all around the country – one or two at a time – where these generous hospitals provided free shelter and medical care, and administered heartworm medication (donated by the pharmaceutical company), and kept these dogs quiet and confined, as is required during the long convalescence following the administration of medication for active heartworm.

These dogs are only just now coming out of their convalescence and able to leave the hospital and at least some of them were never listed on the Hurricane Katrina found pets websites! The reasons are many, but they often boil down to no one organization (the rescuing organization, the hospital, etc.) having the authority to list the dog on the sites, so the dog was never listed.

I am personally acquainted with one of these dogs, because a very close family member manages the hospital at which the dog convalesced, and currently resides. He is a wonderful, friendly, sweet brown mid-sized dog (I’m not going to say any more, because we are hoping against hope that the owner might somehow hear of him, and contact the hospital and identify him by describing him in more detail).

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Now, they have just this week listed him on one of the websites, but now, months after Hurricane Katrina, how many families are even still looking for their pets? Some poor family has probably searched and searched for this fantastic, sweet dog, and has probably mourned him, giving him up for dead.

So I’m trying to make a difference – to help make a miracle – for one dog, and one dog’s family. And time is short, because he’s not only now able to leave the hospital – but he’s up for adoption. And people are interested. And yes, that’s terrific, but it also means that this dog’s owners have a very narrow window of opportunity to be made to realize that their dog is alive, now healthy, and sure does miss them.

So please. Help make a miracle. Spread the word. If you know anybody who came out of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina – or if you know anybody who knows anybody – who had a sweet, mid-sized, brown male dog, well, have them contact me. Directly. They can email me at aunty at theinternetpatrol.com

 

I’m not allowed to put up a picture, or a more detailed description, because of the issues mentioned above. But man oh man, if his family were to call in and describe him in detail – well, that would be our miracle.

Please help make a miracle for him. And his family.

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6 thoughts on “Help Make a Miracle – Help this Hurricane Katrina Dog Find His Owners!

  1. Have you tried lost section of the AERN section of petfinder?http://disaster.petfinder.com/emergency/rescue/searchForm.cgi?type=lost
    You do really need to post a little more information aobut the dog. A breed would be helpful. You can verify info when a potentail match is made with vet records etc.

  2. Have you all tried using petfinder lost listings?http://disaster.petfinder.com/emergency/rescue/searchForm.cgi?type=lost
    or contacted Stealth volunteers-a group whose sole purpose is finding the owners of lost pets. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stealthvolunteers
    Good luck!

  3. Go to www.petfinder.com and lick on the Animal Emergency Rescue Network and post the dog as Found. You can also look through the Lost to see the families pleading for their pets. Everyone taking Katrina dogs were to sign them up there, so owners can locate them.

  4. You have rec’d misinformation, no one has to give permission to list a pet on Petfinder.com’s Animal Emergency Rescue Network ). Anyone can list found Katrina pets. Their listing should contain a good description along w/ a good picture. You can leave out one bit of info you believe only the owner would know. There are many volunteers still helping many desperate Katrina survivors search for their lost pet families. Searching is very difficult because of lack of good info and a picture in many of the found listings. Also, because many shelters did not make a listing or they did not update an existing listing with the pet’s info to give their present location. Anything you can do to help this situation would be greatly appreciated. You can check these two sites for pictures of lost pets w/ pictures, but keep in mind that more listing do not have pictures. These families have lost everything, including any pictures they may have had. See: and Thank you for wanting to do the right thing!

  5. Have you taken in a Hurricane Katrina or Rita pet? If so, please check www.lostkatrinapets.com to see if you recognise your new friend there–someone may be desperately seeking this animal.Check also the Lost postings in the disaster section of Petfinder at and *POST* your “found” posting here too. Please try to include a photograph. If you don’t have a digital camera, a picture can be taken with a film camera (even a cheap disposable type) and the hard copy photo scanned onto a CD at most places that do photo processing; Kinko’s, Walgreens, etc.

  6. I have a Katrina rescue dog. Medium Size, Male about 8 months old now, who was brought to the philadelphia area and I so want to find his owners if possible. I have tried so many options, to no avail. My sister saw your email comments and I couldn’t figure out how to contact you from the message, therefore I am writing you this email. Please email me if you have any informative imformation so I can get this dog back to his family. by the way he is VERY healthly now and I am taking him to classes of which he is doing VERY well. Thank you

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