IDA: New Doc "Dark Water Rising" Illuminates Katrina Rescue Efforts

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

I realize that this was listed in the Table of Contents of the IDA eNewsletter I posted earlier tonight, but I specifically uploaded this one section to the Katrina Alerts page on my personal blog, so…with all the coding done, I figured that it’d be a shame not to single it out here as well.

I also read tonight that Spike Lee’s Katrina documentary, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, will be airing on HBO at the end of the month (right in time for Katrina’s one-year anniversary). The New York Times has an excellent write up of it here.

Finally, Best Friends recently published a book about animal rescue in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Not Left Behind: Rescuing the Pets of New Orleans is available on, as well as directly from the Best Friends store. If you do purchase a copy, I’d recommend that you go straight to the source – it may cost more through Best Friends, but I’d hazard a guess that they also get to pocket more of the proceeds thataway.

Or, just skip the capitalism and make a donation directly to Best Friends. A year may have passed, but they’re still involved with the ongoing rescue efforts in NO. (For more ways to help, check out their Hurricane Relief Community.)
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