OBAH Search & Rescue Team in the News

Dana and Ralphie Dana Deutsch

Dana K. Deutsch, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2018. Dana was part of Operation Bring Animals Home Search and Rescue for Hurricane Katrina. You can see her photo's of those trips to New Orleans and Gulfport by clicking on the links below. She also went along with us on our Hurricane Harvey trip to Houston in 2017.

Dana was born on February 15, 1962 in Minneapolis, MN and studied Kinesiology at the University of Houston where she lived for 35 years. She was a firefighter for the Village Fire Department in Houston, TX from 2001-2004. Dana served as an Animal Control Supervisor for North Chicago Animal Control from July 2012 until her death.






Pewaukee woman headed to OK to rescue pets Posted 7:17 pm, May 22, 2013, by Katie DeLong

Local mom rescues over 100 animals after Hurricane Katrina Published Nov. 28, 2005 at 5:14 a.m by Molly Snyder


3rd Animal Rescue Trip - New Orleans - "Operation Bring Animals Home" Click on each photo to see a larger version and for more information about it

These photo's were taken by Dana Deutsch who says: "Most of you following my photostreams are aware of the two previous trips to New Orleans and Gulfport, MS area I have made. I thought I had seen some horrible things, which I had. The two of them together can only begin to show the horrible things I saw on this trip. I went down as part of "Operation Bring Animals Home". We had a four team and were out for Search and Rescue. There are some pictures that might be upsetting. There are stories regarding dogs shot in high schools. Some of those pictures are included. We were at two of the high schools that this happened in. I have some very graphic photos of the dogs that I will not put on, but will give you all an idea of what it was like being there." This statement has been edited. See the photo page for the original version.

Katrina- My 1st and 2nd Animal Rescue Trips to Louisiana & Mississippi Click on each photo to see a larger version and for more information about it