Five years ago, we were glued to our television in paralysed horror. Our hearts broke as we watched the news coverage of Hurricane Katrina. The loss and devastation, the chaos and heartbreak are things that we will never forget.
In the midst of all the human suffering, thousands of companion animals were abandoned in the drowning city of New Orleans. Karen O'Toole has written a moving account of her experiences of rescue and frustration, disillusionment and redemption in our Gulf region.
Fetch her new book Orphans of Katrina: Inside the World's Biggest Animal Rescue.