|09-16-2013 11:47 PM|
|09-16-2013 09:17 PM|
|KZoppa||I know a couple years ago, Colorado Springs was voted the most dog friendly place but I know the state overall is pretty pet friendly. there's definitely a great deal more for people to do with their pets there than many other places. I'm glad to know people are taking their pets with them.|
|09-16-2013 09:01 PM|
I think attitudes have changed quite a bit about evacuations and animals since Katrina.
Today alone here in Boulder County they rescued by helicopter 200 people and over 100 pets. That goes to show how much we love our animals here in Colorado.
|09-16-2013 08:49 PM|
|09-16-2013 08:27 PM|
Not that you're out to try to debunk anything that could possibly support GW whenever the opportunity arises....
IMO not the right time or place to get into that.
|09-16-2013 08:21 PM|
I think it's an overall shift. Having lived relatively close to two devastating hurricanes, Andrew and Katrina I've witnessed how not being able to evac pets has affected people. It was heavily covered in the media about how animals suffered and how people often refused to leave without their pets. There began some real push back on evac policies and pets.
Actually everyone should have an emergency muzzle for their dogs in case they need to evac. suddenly. That way emergency personnel don't have to worry about an upset or terrified dog accidentally snapping/biting someone.
I really think Katrina was a turning point regarding evac of pets.
|09-16-2013 07:27 PM|
Yeah, and people make a big deal about global warming. I live in the imperial valley, where in the summer it can easily get up to 125 degrees(F). However, this year it has been cooler and we have had much more rain. (More rain in the past month than the normal amount per year.)
|09-16-2013 05:24 PM|
Such sad news. Thoughts and prayers go to ye from Ireland. XXX
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|09-16-2013 04:31 PM|
I noticed that too, that more people are evacuating with their pets. Which is great, because pets often get refused in rescue situations. Which I suppose is understandable, but still horrible. I wonder if it's a Colorado thing, or just a change in the way rescues are being handled. Hopefully the latter.
We're doing okay here. Our creek rose again yesterday, but not as high as previously. Now it's receding again. We are fortunate to only have damage to our yard and not our home. Many others have lost everything.
|09-16-2013 10:44 AM|
I saw footage of people disembarking from rescue helicopters with their dogs. I know that the loss of property is devastating but to leave your best friend behind, that can't be replaced, I can't imagine.
A lot of people did not evacuate hurricane Katrina because they didn't want to leave their pets behind, so it brought tears to my eyes to watch the folks be able to fly to safety WITH their beloved companions.
I think the lessons learned from Katrina have been taken to heart.
Best to everyone who is weathering this situation in Colorado and for those downstream as well!
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