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About Best Friends Animal Society The mission of BFAS is driven by the simple philosophy that kindness to animals helps build a better world for all of us. BFAS works with humane groups all across the country to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. In addition to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, located in UT, which is home to 1500 dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and other animals, BFAS reaches across the nation helping humane groups, individuals, and entire communities to set up shelter, foster, spay/neuter and adoption programs.
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From the introduction of Not Left Behind: "I just have to tell this story". Thats how Best Friends photographer Troy Snow talks about his two weeks with a team of Best Friends rescuers in New Orleans area helping to save pets in the wake of Hurricane Katrina
Paul Berry, operations director at BFAS and a native of New Orleans, got to the area the day after the storm hit and began the process of setting up a "temporary" rescue center at the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary in Tylertown, MS, about 100 miles north of New Orleans. As it turned out, that temporary center remained in operation for months
Not Left Behind doesnt attempt to provide a complete picture of what was done to rescue the pets of New Orleans. Probably no single work can. But in its small way, the story of what these few did speaks volumes about the spirit of compassion that floated on those waters of destruction. As for the animals show on these pages, they too represent but a few of literally tens of thousands of pets affected by the catastrophe. Their expressions speak volumestelling of fear and desperation and despair, but also of hope and resilience.