Published August 25, 2005
JERUSALEM — About 100 pets left behind when settlers were evacuated from Gaza–including an iguana–have been rounded up by animal-rights groups, the Israeli government said Wednesday.
The statement said about 200 animals are still on the loose. Those captured include dogs, cats, birds, turtles, a donkey and the iguana.
The pets are being taken to shelters. Volunteers are trying to match tag-wearing pets with their families. An “adopt a pet” appeal has gone out for the others.