January 12, 2010

MINE featured on ABC News!

  "After Katrina, Pet Custody a Prominent Legal Issue; New Documentary Highlights the Problem"
By Linda Lombardi, 1/12/10

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the levees broke, many who were forced to leave without their pets endured long searches to find animals that had been ferried to safety without them. You'd think that finding that their pets were alive and well after the storm would be pure joy, but for some, it was more complicated.

The documentary "Mine," released Friday, tells the stories of people who found their pets in new homes, with rescuers or adopters who didn't want to give them back.

"A lot of the people that I met just didn't know what they could do," says filmmaker Geralyn Pezanoski. "Their animals were out of state, they didn't have the resources."