In Loving Memory of Katrina (2003-2018)
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FROM

LCA Last Chance for Animals
October 2018

It is with deep sadness that LCA announces the passing of Katrina, the beautiful Corgi Beagle mix rescued from the devastation left behind by 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

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Katrina working hard as she cruised around Los Angeles in LCA's Animal News Van.

It is with deep sadness that LCA announces the passing of Katrina, the beautiful Corgi Beagle mix rescued from the devastation left behind by 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

Katrina, who was about 2-years-old at the time, was rescued in 2005 by LCA's Founder and President Chris DeRose, who personally traveled to the "war zone" left behind by Hurricane Katrina to assist with rescue efforts.

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Volunteers carrying Katrina to the triage site post-Hurricane Katrina.

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Katrina's temporary kennel at the triage site as volunteers worked to locate her "parents".

Katrina was found in one of Louisiana's hurricane zones that had the worst flooding, and she had been swimming for quite some time before she was rescued. Unable to locate her "parents," Chris and his wife Cindy brought Katrina back to Los Angeles, California where she underwent treatment for stage 3 heartworm.

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Katrina gets her first look at her temporary new home with Chris DeRose.

Once Katrina was healthy, she was adopted by Robert Ferrone the driver of LCA's Animal News Van.

Katrina has been widely recognized as the mascot of LCA's Animal News Van. She will be deeply missed especially by Robert, as they were inseparable.

ADDENDUM:

Note from long-time activist Bryan Monell who knew Katrina, as posted on Facebook:

R.I.P. Sweet Katrina. I'll never forget the day Cindy Beal Derose, Chris Derose and I first saw her when we were rescuing animals in the aftermath of hurricane Katina. Unlike her namesake Katrina was sweet and everyone whoever met her hoped she would return again. She almost didn't make it. Her chest was full of heartworms. She was in rough shape but because of her strong spirit and all the love and care she received from the Derose's and Robert she recovered. With her constant companion Robert she went on to be one of the most effective ambassadors for animals the world has ever known. She protested and educated the public about animal circuses fur, whaling, vivisection, the dolphin slaughter in Taiji the dog meat trade etc. R.I.P. sweet Katrina. I wish I could've seen you one more time. Gone but never forgotten.


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