New Orleans holdouts won't abandon pets
Of those who are refusing to leave their homes in New Orleans following hurricane Katrina and the ensuing flooding, refusal to leave pets behind was cited by rescue workers as the number one reason given by people who refuse to leave.
"I don't know why the government won't let us take these people's pets out," said Steve Miller, a volunteer rescuer. "But FEMA has told us we cannot take the pets. They told that we could not take one cat or dog in our boats. It's a stupid rule. More people are going to die because of that."
See the full article at The Baton Rouge Advocate.