Photographed for NOLAFemmes by Julia Pretus.
Read about our project depicting the state of New Orleans neighborhoods in the 5th year post-Katrina here
All photos can be seen in chronological order by clicking “Katrina Photo Project” in the header.
Did you know pet owners are still looking for their misplaced or lost pets? Visit Lost Katrina Pets.com. If you adopted a Katrina pet don’t assume the owner callously left it behind to fend for itself and doesn’t deserve to have it back. I was forced to leave three cats behind simply because my mid-size car was packed with my husband, myself, my handicapped mother-in-law, 2 cats, two small dogs and a small suitcase of clothes. Although we left numerous bowls of water and food we worried for seven days, knowing they were sealed in a sweltering, boarded up house. It all ended well for us and the cats and for that I will be eternally grateful.
Here are some websites with good information regarding preparing your pets for a hurricane: