Hurricane Katrina Animal Rescue: IFAW Saves Dogs and Cats

Following the devastating Hurricane Katrina, which hit the US Gulf States in August 2005, IFAW’s Animal Rescue team deployed to rescue and relocate animals. The IFAW team was based in Gonzales, Louisiana, 50 miles outside of New Orleans.

Working with state authorities, IFAW conducted door-to-door search and animal rescue operations in areas where evacuees were forced to leave their pets behind, helping to rescue and relocate thousands of animals as well as reunite hundreds of people with their missing pets.