Al Blappert, retired commercial fisherman, and his dog, Blue, inside his former home, the Tiltin’ Hilton Crooked Lodge, in Shell Beach, which was demolished by Hurricane Isaac. During Hurricane Katrina (landfall on August 29, 2005), Al stayed in St. Bernard Parish, on the north side of the levee, and sheltered fifteen or more dogs, five cats, one parrot, and one parakeet, all belonging to residents who evacuated and could not take them. He and the pets were confined to a room on the second story of a house for seven days. He safely returned all of them to their owners. This 2012 photograph was exhibited during the 2014 “New Orleans in Photographs” at the Multi-Media Museum-Moscow House of Photography in Moscow, Russia.