New Orleans resident Elisa Miller hugs her dog "Hurricane" before placing him into a crate at an animal evacuation point at the main bus terminal in New Orleans, Louisiana, as residents prepare to flee the projected path of Hurricane Gustav on Sunday, August 31, 2008. Miller is taking part in the government assisted evacuation and will be bused to Shreveport, La. Miller was told that she would be able to claim her pet at the shelter in Shreveport. (Tom Pennington/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)
New Orleans resident Elisa Miller hugs her dog "Hurricane" before placing him into a crate at an animal evacuation point at the main bus terminal in New Orleans, Louisiana, as residents prepare to flee the projected path of Hurricane Gustav on Sunday, August 31, 2008. Miller is taking part in the government assisted evacuation and will be bused to Shreveport, La. Miller was told that she would be able to claim her pet at the shelter in Shreveport. (Tom Pennington/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT) Tom Pennington / Fort Worth Star-Telegram / MCT
New Orleans resident Elisa Miller hugs her dog "Hurricane" before placing him into a crate at an animal evacuation point at the main bus terminal in New Orleans, Louisiana, as residents prepare to flee the projected path of Hurricane Gustav on Sunday, August 31, 2008. Miller is taking part in the government assisted evacuation and will be bused to Shreveport, La. Miller was told that she would be able to claim her pet at the shelter in Shreveport. (Tom Pennington/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT) Tom Pennington / Fort Worth Star-Telegram / MCT

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August 31, 2008 7:30 PM

Pets getting priority this time as city empties for Gustav

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