We've made several donations to the Humane Society's relief effort for animals affected by Hurricane Katrina and other disasters. Click on the banner to make a contribution yourself. The link leads to the HSUS Disaster Relief Fund.
"Animals are people too," as the saying goes. They suffer just as we do and deserve help on their own merit. In addition, the human victims of Hurricane Katrina often are more devastated by the loss of a beloved pet than by the loss of material possessions, as this CNN story says.
Laurel has been worrying about Snowball ever since she heard this plaintive tale related in that story:
"In one example reported last week by The Associated Press, a police officer took a dog from one little boy waiting to get on a bus in New Orleans. 'Snowball! Snowball!' the boy cried until he vomited. The policeman told a reporter he didn't know what would happen to the dog."
We like to think that our donation helped the boy to be reunited with Snowball.