ASPCA Provides Transport for Displaced Pets

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 10:00am

Nearly 100 animals are on the move. ASPCA responders are currently en route to Long Island animal shelter Bobbi and the Strays, and they’ve got some precious cargo.

In anticipation of Hurricane Irene, animals being sheltered at Bobbi and the Strays were evacuated from its Long Island shelter to its adoption center in Queens. Today they were ready to go back home. The ASPCA assisted with the transport.

“While the storm has passed, our priority still remains to assist with any animal care and sheltering needs,” says Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response. “We were happy to help Bobbi and the Strays transport these animals back to their main shelter site.”

Over the weekend, the ASPCA assisted with emergency sheltering and relief for displaced pets throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

“Our responders visited evacuation centers to assist with setup, evaluate the status of pets being housed, and deliver emergency pet supplies,” explains Rickey. “While we expected the storm to be worse than it was, our team was prepared to provide support where needed.”