Dina Rudick - Multimedia Journalist
Paul Garrett, 56, and his neighbor's dog, Rusty, whom he rescued during Hurricane Kartina, walk the streets of the 9th ward on their way home.
New Orleans, Louisiana -- 9th Ward
Paul Garrett, 56, and his neighbor's dog, Rusty, whom he rescued during Hurricane Kartina, walk the streets of the 9th ward on their way home. "Everybody left," said Garrett, a former longshoreman. "I stayed." Garrett said he stayed to help the neighborhood's elderly and sick. "Everybody can't leave," he said. "I'm lookin' [sic] out for people who can't help themselves. Especially the older people. See, I'm just a 'junior citizen.' They're 'senior citizens'," he continued. "You got a lot of people in this city who don't care for each other. I feel like we should pull together now instead of apart. It's gotten worse. It's not right," he said.






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