Rescued Kitty from Katrina
In early September, a member of the New York Humane Society flew to New Orleans to help rescue dogs and cats left stranded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. She returned with 10 abandoned animals, but one in particular caught her attention. It was a gray-and-white female cat “that was so affectionate I couldn’t keep my arms from cuddling her.” As with all rescued animals from Katrina, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) posted photographs on its website. Just before an adoption was imminent, a feline miracle happened: The cat’s original owner, Jean Lang Moore, who had fled New Orleans for Houston, recognized her cat from the web postings. Jean immediately flew to New York City to retrieve her beloved companion, Aida. Once at the shelter, she broke down in tears of elation as the cat, dehydrated and still shaking from stress, instantly stopped quivering inside the gentle sway of her loving arms.