Getting Past Sandy: How to Help Pets Affected by the Storm

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Hurricane Sandy may have moved on from the East Coast, but the destruction left by the storm won’t pass so quickly. Our thoughts are with all those whose families and homes have been affected by the storm.

Disasters like this wreak havoc on lives and property, and all too often pets are affected as well.

How to Help

If you’re looking for a way to help, here are some great charities that are hard at work right now helping pets and pet parents get back on their feet.

North Shore Animal League America has taken in over 100 animals from families forced to evacuate before, during, and after the storm due to flooding and dangerous conditions. Families have been able to leave unsafe homes knowing that their pets are being cared for.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has helped residents in the path of the storm find pet-friendly shelters and will continue to coordinate donations to animal shelters. Their Animal Rescue team is at work in New York and New Jersey helping animals in need right now.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is accepting donations to help the nearly 300 animals staying with their owners in New York City shelters.

The American Humane Association‘s Red Star Rescue teams are on the ground helping animals that need rescue or shelter.

To help do our part, we have an update on our deliveries and orders for our pet parents.

Our thanks go out to all of these organizations for what they’re doing to help pets stay safe until they can return home.