KAT 5 Animal Rescue is a grassroots, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation designed to intervene to protect animals when a natural or man-made disaster strikes or when they are discovered to be in harm's way.
KAT 5 Animal Rescue
The ad hoc group that joined forces to save animals after Hurricane Katrina is now KAT 5 Animal Rescue. We could not afford to lose the valuable resources that came together during such chaotic times. To best continue our work we formed a non-profit animal rescue to be in place when disaster strikes again. We provide dispatch for pet owners, dispatch for ground rescuers to physically rescue animals, we solicit supplies and funds for specific immediate needs and dispersal of the same, we find reliable and safe animal placement with transport away from the endangered area. A consistent tracking resume for any animal is paramount to our work.
KAT 5 Animal Rescue is comprised of people who came together in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to rescue animals.
All of America saw the images on the national news of animals floating on debris, trapped in houses and waiting. These animals were waiting for someone to rescue them. Many residents were forced to evacuate without their animals. The authorities were ignoring and, at times, exacerbating the situation. This void was filled by grassroots efforts comprised of individuals from across the country. We were moved to take action as the clock ticked and these animals lives were in the balance in New Orleans and the surrounding area. These animals were hungry, thirsty, confused and scared. Owners were in tears. The levees overflowed after Hurricane Rita and more animals perished. The situation went from bad to worse but we did not give up hope and continued our efforts to save as many as we could. Thousands of animals were saved and reunited with their families, moved to shelters, and then were moved on into other safe havens around the United States.