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The scenes of destruction and desperation after the hurricane reminded Nate of the tsunami's devastating aftermath. The similarities were especially visible in the facial expressions and body language of survivors, struggling to understand what steps to take next.

Nate was especially moved by the story of a man named Patrick, who survived the catastrophe with his dog Rafiki, only to learn that his pet could not be allowed onto the rescue helicopter. Nate pledged to help by sending Patrick's dog, along with two other stranded pets, to a private home in Baton Rouge.
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FROM: Oprah on Location: Inside the Katrina Catastrophe
Published on September 06, 2005

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