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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:24 PM
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Four-footed evacuees left at a shelter in Houston available for adoption
HURRICANE SEASON: Four-footed evacuees
San Francisco soft landing for rescued dogs and cats
Left at a shelter in Houston, they'll be up for adoption

Kathleen Sullivan, Chronicle Staff Writer

Friday, September 30, 2005

One of San Francisco's newest immigrants -- a brindle boxer-hound mix -- was so eager to get off the plane from Houston that she bolted from her kennel so she could greet the Continental Airlines ground crew when they opened the cargo door.

The 3-year-old dog, who was quickly put on a leash, was one of the "Hurricane Rita" pets -- 45 dogs and 24 cats -- who arrived Thursday at San Francisco International Airport, ready to begin new lives in the Bay Area.

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McLaughlin, a real estate developer in Tiburon and Belvedere who has organized 14 charter flights for cats and dogs rescued from hurricane zones in recent weeks, airlifting 1,400 so far, extended his hand to pet the dog. The dog slurped his palm.

"You're in a much better place now, kid," he said, petting him.

McLaughlin said the animals had been abandoned, left alone in a shelter south of Houston for three days without food or water before they were rescued by the Houston Humane Society. McLaughlin, who raises money from private donors for the flights, declined to say how much they cost.

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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:50 PM
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1. Awwww
But those are people's pets. Isn't there any hope to return them to their original people? Folks need their pets, or at least, they need to know they're okay.

Besides, where are the reptiles? :evilgrin:
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LizMoonstar Donating Member (392 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:21 PM
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2. I believe these guys were evacuees from NO shelters.
The article mentions later that they are holding animals in evacuee areas that in any way appear to have specific families already.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:51 PM
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3. they crawled away
even the Repukes were too much for them to handle

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