As I sit here finishing the last of the turkey soup (very good soup, mind, but just getting tired of TURKEY!) I have to realize that I am very lucky. I live in the Pacific Northwest and currently we haven't had any major disasters. I've been reading my Best Friends magazine and am reminded of how much there is still to do for the people (and their pets) that live in the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina.
Their latest magazine talks about rescue efforts that have been going on for the last couple of months. They have a daily chronicle of what the the volunteers were doing in that area and how they were coordinating efforts. Some of this is online at their site, Best Friends. If you want to read another blog about what pet lovers are doing, Eric Rice has set up his own blog. If you're interested in how the rescue efforts are going, you might want to wander over there as well.
Best Friends has a link on their site devoted to helping lost owners find their rescued pets. They also have links to things we can do to help.
Many of us know how much a part of our family our pets are. It's important not to forget them. Best Friends does a wonderful job as a no kill shelter and it's one of the largest no kill organizations out there. Gemini and I encourage anyone to check out their site and see for themselves.