Saving Animals from Hurricanes by P-BearportPublishin


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									Saving Animals from Hurricanes
Rescuing Animals from Disasters

Author: Stephen Person

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast with heavy rain and winds that whipped
at speeds of up to 140 miles per hour (225 kph). Thousands of people had already evacuated the city, but
many were not able to take their pets. Instead, they left extra food and water for the animals—thinking
they would be back in just a few days. Unfortunately, that was not the case. As young readers relive the
dramatic events surrounding the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, they will witness firsthand the dramatic
and courageous rescue attempts that saved the lives of thousands of innocent animals that were trapped
in the Gulf Coast region after Katrina. From rescue workers floating in boats down the flooded streets of
New Orleans looking for stranded pets to marine biologists searching for dolphins that were washed out
to sea, the inspiring, heart-warming tales in this book are a must for any young animal lover.

"After disasters, many animals face certain death unless humans intervene. This series offers true
accounts of rescue attempts; some fail, many are successful. Each story is fast-paced and thrilling. The
text is in boxes at the tops of the pages, while captioned photos fill the bottoms. The stories can be
heart-wrenching; e.g., Earthquakes explains that a panda was crushed to death during a quake and the
cover of Floods shows a pig fighting to keep its head above water. Each title ends with one page of
famous disasters and rescues and another explaining which animals are at risk from the catastrophes.
Important, current introductions for young environmentalists and animal lovers."

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