Katrina’s Animal Rescue

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Katrina-Pitbull

Experts are calling it the largest animal rescue operation in history. When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Louisiana, the city’s human residents weren’t the only ones trying to cope with flooded and devastated homes. More than 250,000 pets — from cats and dogs to parrots and fish — were left stranded by the storm’s destruction. Owners, expecting to return a few days later, left food and water for their pets. But days turned into weeks, and pets had to struggle to survive without supplies or the love and care of their owners.

NATURE’s Katrina’s Animal Rescue tells the remarkable and heart-wrenching story of those who came to the aid of these abandoned animals. Rescue workers venture into polluted floodwaters and break into abandoned homes to rescue dehydrated, starving dogs. Vets work nonstop to provide medical treatment to rescued animals. At shelters, volunteers help families comb through thousands of cages. Will there be a happy reunion?

Follow volunteers on NATURE’s Katrina’s Animal Rescue as they rescue animal survivors and reunite them with their families.

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Web content originally posted on November 20th, 2005.

Production Credits Print

Television Credits

Narrated by
LAURA DERN

Written and Produced by
KIM WOODARD

Edited by
TOM ROCHE
SHERI KENNEDY

Field Poducer
LINDSAY ADAMS

Videographer
BRYAN HARVEY

Additional Videographers
KIM WOODARD
RALPH MADISON
ERNIE KOVACS

Assistant Camera
DAVID CONER

Original Music by
MAC SQUIER
LENNY WILLIAMS

Additional Music

"MY DARLIN' NEW ORLEANS"
Performed by
LIL' QUEENIE & THE PERCOLATORS
(Bug Music/Criterian Music)

Associate Producer
STACEY MANNARI

Production Manager
KENNETH HARRIS

Script Sonsultant
MICHAEL WINSHIP

Research
LIA KVATUM

Post Production Supervisor
ROCHELLE BADEN DUBROWA

Post Production Manager
TARYN LUNTZ

Assistant Editors
CHRIS STOCKMAN
STEVE SHIREMAN
JIM JACKSON

Graphic Design
RON HEIDT

On-line Editor
TOM ROCHE

Colorist
DC CARDINALI

Sound Design & Mixer
STEPHEN WARNER

Stock Footage & Stills Courtesy of
ABC News Videosource
Audubon Aquarium Of The Americas
Best Friends Animal Society
Blue Land Media
BBC Motion Gallery
CNN
CPG
Jim Edds
NBC News Archives
The Humane Society Of The United States
International Fund For Animal Welfare
WLOX

Special Thanks
Lawrence and Helen Cumbo
Ginger Maulden
Tanya Sisk
Humane Society of The United States
Louisiana SPCA
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Best Friends Animal Society
Audubon Aquarium of The Americas
Audubon Zoo
Monterey Bay Aquarium
NOAA
Marine Life Oceanarium

For National Geographic Television & Film

Head of Natural History Unit
KEENAN SMART

Executive Producer
JOHN MERNIT

Executive Vice President
Programming and Production
MICHAEL ROSENFELD

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
PATTY JACOBSON
JILL CLARKE

Associate Producers
GIANNA SAVOIE
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Production Secretary
RACHAEL TEEL

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Online Editor
BRUNO PELLEGRINI

Sound Mix
ED CAMPBELL

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive in Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

A production of Thirteen/WNET New York and National Geographic Television, Inc.

This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, which is solely responsible for its content.

(C) 2005 Educational Broadcasting Corporation

Web Credits

Producer
DANIEL B. GREENBERG

Designer
MICHAEL DIMAURO

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Writer
DAVID MALAKOFF

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

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