ASPCA Transports Pets for Sandy Victims

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 12:45pm

As more Sandy victims are able to move out of New York evacuation shelters, the city is consolidating its housing for families displaced by the storm. That means people—and their pets—must relocate.

An evacuation shelter in Queens was closed this weekend, and its remaining residents and their 51 animals needed to head to another shelter in the Bronx. When the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC requested our help moving these animals, we jumped at the chance.

On Saturday, our responders helped move cats, dogs, birds, turtles (named Ike and Tina) and puppies to their new temporary home in the Bronx.

Keeping families together is what the ASPCA’s response to Sandy is all about, and we are thrilled to have been able to help people stay with their pets at a time when some have lost everything else.

One man at the evacuation shelter told us Sandy had destroyed his home and belongings, but that he still felt blessed because he had his two dogs with him.

“Everything else can be replaced, but I can’t replace my dogs,” he said.

Our response to Sandy is ongoing as affected communities remain devastated. For updates on our work, please check the ASPCA blog and follow the ASPCA on Twitter.

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On stoop of Braod Channel house with inspection posting uninhabitable was a bowl of water, food and a piece of clothing with a shivering orange tabby cat, the day before the Noreaster. A passerby said the ASPCA was at the Legion Hall. Two people had a milk crate so they said they could take it over. The ASPCA said they would be on Far Rockaway Saturday. I went to donate food and find the cat ASPCA was not there. FEMA, the Red Cross had not seen them. I went back Sunday and found someone who had seen them come for a few hours Saturday. Not there Sunday. Have called 'hotline' and no one knows anything. The ASPCA and the cat are nowhere to be found.


This dog lost it's owner in the storm and now is scheduled to be euthanized. Of all the donations my family and friends have made you need to reach out to rescue groups and SAVE this dog. This is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. THE OWNER DIES IN A STORM SO LET'S JUST PUT THE DOG DOWN. I don't think so.


I am wondering if teens can volunteer to help these animals because i am really interested in volunteering on the weekend. Please e-mail me at [email protected]


I am particularly amused with this litte clause slipped in at the end of your plea for donations: "100% of your gift today will go directly to our disaster recovery efforts and others like them in the future." Translation-YOu might think that your donation will actually be sued to help victims of Sandy, but we have no intention of spending all money donated there. We have just learned the legal language we have to use to get away with it.

Jeanne elinsky

My husband and I agree to adopt a dog. Prefer a spaniel. We have a Brittany Spapniel from SPCA

Michelle byrd

The ASPCA claim they are helping rescuing dogs from the horrible disaster that was Sandy, when in fact they are just putting them in shelters that will euthanize most of these dogs. ASPCA is just another corporation trying to get your money, and doesn't help animals at all. In a specific case a dog rescued by the ASPCA, named Oreo, was put in a kill shelter and euthanized eventhough non kill shelters wanted to save this dog. The dog was abused and the ASPCA allowed the dog to be killed, just like thousands of other dogs. Don't give them your money, they are a sham.

Kalynn Darras

Hi, I am 13 years old and I always watch ASPCA on TV. I admire all of the staff on the show. They help so many animals and always try to give as many animals a home as posible. I would really like to become and Animal cop one day. I hope that animals keep getting the attention tou are giving them and that the ASPCA keeps helping them. Keep up the magnifisant work!


I was just given a call back and told the ASPCA did not take in any animals from the hurricane. I do not understand 'we were there'. What happened to the animals?