Phil Fricano embraces his dog, Pretty Face, after it was rescued by an airboat crew and returned to him in downtown New Orleans Sept. 9, 2005.
Credit: AP/The Shreveport Times
Bob Eavenson, an emergency medical technician, pets a rescued and malnourished dog while searching for survivors in New Orleans Sept. 11, 2005.
Credit: AP/Houston Chronicle
An animal rescue worker holds a dog displaced by Hurricane Katrina during an intake of about 80 pets at the San Francisco International Airport Sept. 11, 2005. The first major airlift of dogs from the hurricane-battered Gulf Coast carried about 80 pets to new temporary homes in California.
Volunteer flight attendants and animal rescue workers unload about 80 pets displaced by Hurricane Katrina at San Francisco International Airport Sept. 11, 2005. The Continental Airlines flight from Baton Rouge, La., was chartered for about $50,000 by Texas oil tycoon Boone Pickens and his wife, Madeleine, in a movement dubbed "Operation Pet Lift."