At the request of the of the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and the Louisiana State Animal Response Team, the Humane Society of the United States has been at the forefront of the evacuation of thousands of animals from Hurricane Gustav's path, housing them across three "mega-shelters," which are staffed around the clock with animal care volunteers. In Shreveport, which has the state's largest animal shelter, evacuees were housed in co-located shelters, so that pet owners could easily visit and care for their animal companions. This set-up was a result of one important lesson learned from Hurricane Katrina: Many pet owners will not leave their homes without their pets.
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