Pawprints of Katrina Pets Saved and Lessons Learned

ISBN-10: 0470228512
ISBN-13: 9780470228517
Edition: 2008
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Description: Pawprints of Katrina includes nearly 200 heroic rescues, heartwarming reunions, and stories of selfless efforts of strangers brought together by a disaster to save animals because their owners were unable to. The stories and photos included in this  More...

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Pawprints of Katrina includes nearly 200 heroic rescues, heartwarming reunions, and stories of selfless efforts of strangers brought together by a disaster to save animals because their owners were unable to. The stories and photos included in this book will bring the experience of pet victims to life for the reader, from the first moments when the animals are rescued, to when they're examined, treated, and cared for by volunteers, until the day they are reunited with their families or placed in new homes. The reader will also meet the volunteers who made the rescue efforts possible. Author Cathy Scott worked beside them, not only writing about the animals, but also helping to rescue and reunite them. While in the Gulf on assignment, she visited temporary shelters, including Mutt Shack across from Lake Pontchartrain; Winn-Dixie in Gentilly; Animal Rescue New Orleans near Carrollton; the Humane Society of Louisiana, which relocated from New Orleans to Tylertown next door to Best Friends' relief center; and the Humane Society of South Mississippi in Gulfport. The resulting stories are straight from the rubble-strewn streets. She provides a rare, historic look behind the scenes of the massive animal rescue efforts. Scott's unique approach comes from being both on the ground and in boats, witnessing firsthand the rescues and the resulting reunions between human refugees and their pets. She presents not only the most dramatic and challenging cases, but also describes many other tales of large groups of pets left to fend for themselves, then plucked to safety. Scott's narrative yet straightforward style is laced with sensitivity and inspiration as she traces the animals' steps. From her front-row seat, she pieces together stories using Best Friends' expansive database, paperwork from the field, interviews with Louisiana officials, law enforcement officers and military personnel, rescue groups, individual rescuers, veterinarians, and volunteers from all walks of life, as well as her personal knowledge as a first responder and rescuer in the field.

Cathy J. Scott is currently an Associate Professor of Accounting and the Accounting Program Coordinator at Navarro College. She is a proud recipient of Navarro College's Teaching of Excellence Award. Professor Scott received her bachelor's degree from Nazareth College, MBA from Amberton University, a post-graduate Accounting degree from Keller Graduate School of Management and is currently ABD in her PhD program at Capella University. Professor Scott made a career shift into academics after a 25 year accounting and consulting career within the automotive industry. She has been a popular seminar speaker in the area of accounting and financial management for Automotive and Recreational Vehicle manufacturers, as well as, dealer associations. She has also written numerous accounting related articles for various automotive publications. Professor Scott is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges, the American Accounting Association and the Texas Community College Association. Professor Scott is currently the Southwest Regional Section Coordinator for Two Year Colleges and for several years has been either the Chair and/or Co-chair for the Accounting section of the Texas Community College Association. In recent years, Professor Scott has become interested in improving online accounting education and has spoken on numerous occasions about effective online learning techniques and innovative technology in the area of accounting. In her free time, Professor Scott enjoys spending time with her family on her farm in North Texas, in addition to raising and showing her Arabian horses.

Foreword
Preface
The Water
Poodle on the Rooftop
The American Can Company
Base Camp
On the Ground
Message in a Bottle
Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven's Door
It Takes Two to Make a Miracle
The Faces of the Volunteers
Red Gets His Wheels
Fifteen Minutes to Fame
The Twister Sisters
Other Homeless Critters
Animal Mug Shots
Reunions
A Dog Named Angel
Putting Haley First
Over the Rainbow Bridge
Picking Up the Pieces
Lessons Learned
Appendix: Pet Disaster Preparedness
Acknowledgments
Index

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