April 5, 2012
If you are an animal lover, specifically a dog person, you will want to see this documentary. Extremely moving and a heartbreaking film. The film follows several families and individuals who had to leave their pets behind during the evacuation when Katrina hit.
January 7, 2012
This is a very moving documentary film that follows the lives of several people after Hurricane Katrina, and the aftermath of their pets. And what is really interesting about the film is the fact that they do not leave a single detail behind on the care of these animals. There is not a single second of the film that is wasted. And for these being average people, you really feel sorry for them. We're talking about people who love their pets as companions. And there are moments -semi-spoiler- where they have no choice but to just let go of their pets, whether it be to a shelter or to a new family. And to see it for the owner, it is heartbreaking. But then you feel moments of uplift when you see the animals' lives change in the way that they do, whether it be for better or for worse. While it can be preachy at moments, it does have a positive message of what people have done to help these animals, and you leave with a sense of "they need help. And you may not be able to do anything about it, but someone standing up and saying so is better than someone who chooses to do nothing."
I think that the reason why a lot of people synthesize with this film is the fact that our government handled Hurricane Katrina so poorly, and that is what caused me to feel sorry for these animals. So, this is a moving documentary that anyone with a pet should watch.
May 17, 2011
Well done documentary. Although I spent half the time crying my eyes out (I'm a sap), it was a touching movie (obviously) and an interesting perspective on pet ownership.
May 13, 2011
an excellent film; brings the complex issues of hurricane katrina into sharp focus. this makes a wonderful "teaching tool" with family and students...my only complaint - the film is too short!