From what I hear hurricane Irene is passing along the east coast of the United States. I just saw mom reading a report that 380,000 people in New York have left their homes to seek safety in shelters or move to homes of family and friends.
I image that people in North Caroline, Virginia and other states have done the same, left their homes to seek shelter elsewhere. While a hurricane of that magnitude is certainly frightening, I wonder how many people gave any thought to their pets. Did they take their cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters and other animals with them?
The news reports about people who lost their lives and material damages, but seldom or never is any attention given to animals who died in natural, or man-made disasters. I’m not only thinking of cats, dogs and other pets, but also about cows, horses, pigs, chickens and other livestock.
When hurricane Irene has come and gone, and we mourn those who lost their lives, let’s take a moment to remember out furry friends too.