Right now the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is working on evacuating Louisiana's animal shelters. People that are leaving via FEMA buses and flights have to leave their animals behind. After the storm, the HSUS will be back in to rescue lost/injured pets - just as they were after Katrina along with many other animal rescue organizations. A lot of us here have pets that are very much a part of our family. People that are forced to leave their pets behind are devastated. The HSUS and other animal rescue groups work hard to rescue these pets. While we worry and pray for the safety of our neighbors in Louisiana, please let's not forget the beloved pets who often bring us so much comfort and the people who work tirelessly to rescue them.