I am responding to "Emergency response takes care to safely evacuate pets, too" (Sept. 1, Page A-4). It is great that emergency response officials were also thinking of the animals during the Hurricane Gustav evacuation. To many people, pets are part of the family. The fact that the trucks carrying the animals stopped every two hours to check on the animals' health, food and water, and had veterinarians to help the sick animals, is just extraordinary! Great job and God bless!