Monday, August 21, 2006

Jazz Funeral for Katrina Victims 

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, 18% of New Orleans residents didn't evacuate during Hurricane Katrina because of relatives they wouldn't leave. 44% stayed in the city because they didn't want to abandon their pets.

Yesterday, a jazz funeral was held for the animal victims of the disaster. Over 100 hundred folks walked through New Orleans to mourn and celebrate the animal victims that suffered and died last year.

The Treme Brass Band provided the music for the march that stretched 10 blocks to St. Anna's Episcopal Church. Read more coverage here. For video news coverage of the event, click on "Pets Remembered at Jazz Funeral" on NOLA.com.

- Frank Sherlock

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