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Hurricane Katrina Bird Sanctuary (2005)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2005-12-02

Duration: 00:05:30

Subjects: Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricanes | Animal rescue | ANIMAL SHELTERS | BIRDS


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Fontenot, Jodie Photographer
  • LaFleur, Donna Photographer
  • Powell, Donna Interviewee


This segment from the December 2, 2005, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Donna LaFleur’s interview with Donna Powell at her Baton Rouge home, which is serving as a shelter for birds evacuated from Hurricane Katrina. Powell discusses: running 911 Parrot Alert, a lost and found website for parrots; Hurricane Katrina evacuees contacting her to help find their lost birds; her home serving as a staging area for avian rescues in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina; housing a total of 300 birds; her efforts to return the birds to their owners; a typical day of taking care of the 200 remaining birds; and her joy in seeing the birds reunited with their owners. Hosts: Robyn Ekings and Charlie Whinham