New Book! The Pets Who Survived Hurricane Katrina



In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated much of the Gulf Coast, thousands of people have shared their stories of survival. Now it’s the pets’ turn to talk!

In her new book debuting this month, Orange County pet whisperer and disaster responder Terri Steuben describes what the dogs, cats, horses and other animals told her as she and her team rescued them from the muddy streets and destroyed homes of New Orleans.

“Tails of Triumph: Animals Tell Their Katrina Stories” offers a fresh and unique perspective on the historic event with tales that are joyful, sad and inspiring. Find it now at, Amazon, pet boutiques and independent bookstores.

Steuben will sign copies of her book at the following events:

Thursday, August 13 – 5-7 p.m.
Dogma Pet Portraits
1727 Superior Ave., Costa Mesa
(714) 642-9021

steuben-bookSunday, August 16 – 3-4:30 p.m.
Gatsby Books
5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach
(562) 208-5862

Wednesday, August 19 – 6-8 p.m.
Belmont Shore Stroll and Savor
Apostrophe Books
5229 E. 2nd St, Long Beach
(562) 438-7950

Saturday, August 29 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pet Stop Warehouse
27690 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Mission Viejo
(949) 305-0532

The Humane Society of the United States sent Steuben to Louisiana to help with its massive lifesaving effort, the largest animal rescue operation in U.S. history. Keeping a detailed journal, she worked with military and fire personnel to free trapped pets, find hidden cats and calm aggressive dogs, delivering them to safety. Her disaster response training and special ability to telepathically communicate with the animals made her a valuable member of the response team.

Eric Sakach, HSUS incident commander and senior law enforcement specialist, writes in the book’s foreword, “While all of our team members exhibit a variety of talents, Terri Steuben possesses something more—the ability to communicate with animals. She has a way of communicating that seemed to put them at ease, making capture and subsequent handling go even more smoothly.steuben-girls

Steuben is an animal communicator who has counseled pet owners around the world for more than two decades. Using her psychic abilities and practical experience, she helps people better understand their animals and solve behavior and health problems. Learn more here.