Jeff Eyre, a volunteer with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), leashes a pig found beneath Interstate 10 in New Orleans on September 6, 2005. The lost swine was taken to a facility for abandoned animals in the city.
By the end of September 7, the HSUS expected to have "up to 250 people on the ground in Louisiana and Mississippi," according to a press statement released that same day. At the time of the statement, the nonprofit group said it had "helped to rescue and care for more than 1,200 animals" in the two U.S. states, "including dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, chinchillas, as well as a rabbit, duck, pot-bellied pig, and seal."
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