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Hurricane Isaac Hits Louisiana Hard

Pounding rain floods lower parishes seven years after Hurricane Katrina

The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team

  • Rain is falling heavily in the Gulf Coast and will do so for some time. CountryStyle Photography/iStockphoto

  • Apartment buildings in Bay St. Louis, Miss., stand in flood waters. Lydia Sattler/HSUS

Isaac strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane as it slammed into the Gulf Coast, dumping many inches of rain on lower Louisiana.

The storm is stimulating uneasy comparisons for many residents on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall.

Our Animal Rescue Team continues to monitor the needs of communities impacted by Hurricane Isaac. As coastal areas are preparing for high winds and storm surges of up to 12 feet, we continue to stay in touch with emergency management officials.

Our team is on alert and ready to respond.


While our thoughts are with the residents and pets of the Gulf Region, we are still assisting victims of wildfires and drought by providing grant funding to the Zuma Rescue Ranch in Littleton, Colo.

Are you prepared for disaster? If it isn't safe for you to stay, it isn't safe for your pets. Here's how to be ready.

If you haven't done so already, make a disaster plan for you and your pets and assemble supplies. Whether or not your home is in the path of this massive storm, assembling a disaster kit now will get you ready to roll if any kind of emergency forces you from your home.

Progress since Hurricane Katrina

The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team has grown and matured greatly since Katrina put animal rescue on the map nationally. Public attitudes have come along too, with the realization that saving animals is part of saving people during natural disasters. The evidence is plain to see.

Your gift helps us help animals

The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team responds year-round when animals need a helping hand. Please make a donation to our Animal Rescue Team for the pets and other animals in harm's way.

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