(ANIMAL RESCUE/PETS/ANIMAL VIDEO) Hurricane Katrina was the costliest natural disaster and the fifth deadliest hurricane in U.S. history, causing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes and leave behind their beloved animals. Animal rescue organizations like PETA traveled from all over to help the hurricane’s animal victims. Now, as the world marks the catastrophic storm’s 10th anniversary, we can rejoice because of the hundreds of animals who were rescued on behalf of their brave rescuers. — Global Animal

Remember: Never, ever leave your animals behind during a natural disaster, and if you see any animals who are abandoned or injured, take them with you if at all possible.