Having had to evacuate during Katrina , I feel this pang of fear for all these people . Harvey was awful and affected so many people we know . Now Irma has just destroyed so many of these little islands and soon to hit Florida . We have been planning to do a benefit at all the bars for the hurricane relief funds . I just saw an ad for the ASPCA that made me so sad . All these people evacuate and don’t take their pets . Before Katrina , I decided to take my son and fly to NY , 3 days prior . Our neighbors were staying . Their thoughts were that the hurricane was not going to be as bad as the news was broadcasting . I made the mistake of leaving them with our guinea pigs and turtles . I was not allowed to enter my home for a full month because the national guard had imposed a quarantined area . When I got home there were my pets dead in their cages . The neighbors had stayed through the storm but were forced to evacuate and they left our pets . I wished they had at least released them in the park . It’s my fault ultimately . I never told jackson the truth . Seeing those little creatures dead in their cages because of my own casual attitude , I feel even deeper about helping all these abandoned animals . I am going to donate to the ASPCA and do what ever I can to help .