Pets: Hurricane Katrina's Other Victims

Photo: kitten rescued from Hurricane Katrina
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Two dogs played on top of a pool table at Cajun's Pub in New Orleans on September 6, 2005. Despite Hurricane Katrina and the susequent flooding of much of the city, the pub still had not closed its doors and continues to serve drinks to the few customers that remained in the neighborhood.

That same day New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin issued an emergency declaration authorizing police and soldiers to forcibly evacuate any residents who refuse to leave. But the next morning Ed Jones, chief of disaster recovery and mitigation for the Louisiana Department of Homeland Security, said that the mayor had no such authority and that stragglers could stay.

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