Rescuer Credits Katrina for Better Hurricane Preparation, Evacuation

Many horses in Texas and Louisiana emerged from Hurricane Ike unscathed due, in part, to their owners' memories of Hurricane Katrina three years ago, said large animal rescue specialist Tomas Gimenez, Dr.Med.Vet.

"People relocated their horses a week before Hurricane Ike arrived," said Gimenez, founder and instructor for Technical Large Emergency Animal Rescue, a South Carolina-based

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