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Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The inspiration for Rescued was the tragic situation with pets during the Katrina disaster — thousands refusing to leave without their pets, and many animals dying due to official indifference to these “disposable” creatures. Extensively trained in animal rescues, Allen and Linda Anderson interviewed hundreds of volunteers, hurricane survivors, and government officials for ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 10th 2006 by New World Library
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Lux Kronos
Feb 25, 2016 Lux Kronos rated it it was amazing
One of the most eye opening books I've read. I never knew how many wonderful people there were in this world until I read this book. I also never knew what went on behind the scenes of a catastrophe until I read this extremely interesting & fantastically written book about everyday regular people who turn into incredible heroes during disasters. These amazing people literally risked their lives to save any & all animals in danger. My heart bloomed when I read about the people who saved e ...more
Oct 25, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2007
As a shelter volunteer I am also not trained in emergency animal rescue, though I too hope to change that. (I'm hoping a training session comes through my area some time soon!) I also wasn't surprised at the disorganization -- I find myself on much, much smaller scale stressful incidents and see how crazy it can be, I can only imagine how much that insanity can be magnified in a true catastrophe.

This book did remind me to go out and get my cats microchipped, something I have neglected to do on t
Aug 13, 2011 Margaret added it
Shelves: 2007, animals
I thought this was a great book with a lot of valuable information although I didn't care for the way it was organized and I thought the authors tried too hard to address everything for everyone (but I guess I'm being picky - you can hardly fault them for that).

I volunteer weekly at the Memphis Humane Society but am not trained in animal disaster recovery. Nor was anyone associated with MHS at the time of Katrina, so sadly no delegation was sent to New Orleans even though we are only 6 hours aw
Shonna Froebel
Nov 16, 2012 Shonna Froebel rated it liked it
This books looks at the situation of animal victims in disasters in the United States and while giving first-hand stories of real situations, also gives suggestions for changes to make future disasters less hard for animals.
As an animal lover I found some of the stories difficult, but the overall tone of the book is one of hope for the future. The authors discuss the nature of the bond between humans and animals and talk about situations where people have refused to leave without their animals,
Sep 24, 2007 Schnaucl rated it liked it
This was an interesting book but at times it felt frustratingly broad. As nice as it was to see a local group like Pasado's Safe Haven ([])ment... a few times, I also felt like the authors were trying to give at least a passing mention of everybody and so didn't really go in-depth on any one team or organization.

I was disappointed that this book wasn't written by someone who had actually been on the ground doing rescue work. There were certainly interviews and som
Sep 20, 2009 J.C. rated it did not like it
Shelves: started-but-meh
Someone gave me a copy of this book as I work on preparing a CART (County Animal Response Team) for Johnson County (where I live). It is one of the worst organized/edited books I've read in a long time. I'm skipping huge parts of it because it's a waste of time. I think it's really intended for the extreme animal rescuer who wants to read about their fellow rescuers and how obsessed they can all be. I don't really mean for that to sound harsh, but there are some seriously obsessed people out the ...more
Darin Lee
Feb 06, 2008 Darin Lee rated it liked it
All in all an good book. There were parts that were obviously hurriedly written in order to comlete the book and keep it current for the time of its publication. I kept wishing for a more indepth follow up book. As a rescuer myself I found the book interesting, but wished it had shared some more depth on some of the challenges of animal rescue.

I do think this book has enough reality in it that it should be read by anyone who loves animals.
Jul 02, 2009 Katie rated it did not like it
Not what I expected. Did NOT like this at all. Was very boring. I thought it was going to be more about the animals themselves but all it talks about is the agencies and boring behind-the-scenes stuff.
Oct 28, 2011 Nancy rated it liked it
You can tell a lot of work went into making this book. It wasnt exactly what I was expecting but very informative.
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New York Times Best Selling authors, Allen and Linda Anderson are pet-experts, keynote speakers, best-selling authors, and founders of the Angel Animals Network. They help people discover and benefit from the miraculous powers of animals. Dedicated to promoting human-animal companionship, Allen and Linda donate a portion of proceeds from their work to animal rescue organizationis and do fundraisin ...more
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