ASPCA Sandy Response Builds as Winter Sets In

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:45pm

The ASPCA has been in Sandy-affected areas since the storm rescuing animals, reuniting them with their families, distributing critical supplies and providing critical veterinary care. The need was great right after the storm, and it’s only growing now as more families’ homes become uninhabitable and cold weather sets in. That’s why we’re continuing to expand our response to Sandy.

For the thousands of families without power, running water or even homes a week and a half after Superstorm Sandy, the ASPCA can’t unload our pet supply trucks fast enough. Everywhere our trucks stop, we are met by a crowd of needy pet parents who eagerly snap up the supplies before we can pull away to the next distribution point.

Pets are all many families have left, and they are eager to take good care of them in spite of all they’ve lost. To date, we have distributed thousands of pounds of pet food and cat litter to areas of extreme need, and we are ramping up this effort and fielding more requests every day.

Our grants department is fielding requests of a different sort: pleas for help from shelters and other animal welfare groups affected by Sandy. We’re expediting the process so these groups get the help they need immediately.

If you live far from the affected area, please don’t look away from this catastrophe now. Animals and their pet parents need our help desperately, and we’re working around the clock to meet their needs. To date, we have helped nearly 6,000 animals, and we don’t expect this operation to wind down any time soon.

If you would like to contribute to our disaster relief fund, you can make a gift here. Every cent will go to ASPCA disaster relief efforts.

For updates on the ASPCA’s response to Sandy and its repercussions, please keep an eye on the ASPCA blog and follow the ASPCA on Twitter

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L Hibner

is there any need for used dog coats and blankets? Is there somewhere we can send them to the effected areas to help keep the pets warm?

Erin Carroll

My daughters field hockey team is having their banquet next weekend. We would like to ask everyone to bring something for the pets in need. Is there an address or a point of contact we could send things to?


We Can Foster A Displaced Dog From Hurricane Sandy
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 16:48 — STEPHEN & CATHE... (Visitor)
We live in Central New Jersey and can foster a dog who needs a temporary home.


Hi, my son owns a pet salon and we would like to donate by asking our customers to give either money ,food,blankets toys etc. who do we contact and how do we send our basket of love to our furry friends?


Hi, my son owns a pet salon and we would like to donate by asking our customers to give either money ,food,blankets toys etc. who do we contact and how do we send our basket of love to our furry friends?

I think what the ASPCA is doing is wonderful; I have donated to your Disaster Relief fund to help animals in peril and humans who need pet supplies, food, litter, etc.
I know my donation will be well-used by the reputable ASPCA and have complete confidence that your org. will continue to help no matter the ruts in the road to complete relief.

Jaime Smith


I didn't see an address to mail things other than money? Things for the animals?


I may be able to foster a displaced cat. I already have a cat so the mix would have to work. I am sure there are a lot of cats in need so I would like to help if I can. I know if this was me I would want my fur baby safe, fed, happy and out of the cold. I do not have any money but I can help feed another cat. My cat is male and 8 years old.

M Dansky

Thank you for all you do..
My heart goes out to all those little fur-people who were lost
or hurt during the storm....
I will send a donation
Good Job!!!


The ASPCA does such great work...keep it up. Used to live back East, and am so glad that pets and their parents have you to take care of them...