A dog stands on top of an air conditioning unit waiting to be rescued by Arkansans for Animals Inc. in the Eastover neighborhood of New Orleans Sept. 10, 2005.
The rescuers draw closer. Volunteers have found thousands of pets ranging from dogs and cats to pigs and goats and are taking them to temporary shelters near New Orleans to be cleaned and fed.
The dog is comforted by a volunteer.
William Ladner of Arkansans for Animals Inc. lifts the stranded dog into his boat.
The dog, safe and sound, gets a snack.
Aboard the boat, on the way out of the Eastover nieghborhood of New Orleans, the rescued dog sports a new point of view and a new nickname from the people who found him on the air conditioning unit: A.C.