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Help Us Reunite Sandy Pets with Their Families

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 5:45pm
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This week, we’re beginning to wind down the Brooklyn emergency boarding facility we opened in November for Sandy victims’ pets and pets found in the aftermath. We’re trying as hard as ever to reunite the remaining animals with their families—and we need your help!

Since the boarding facility opened, the ASPCA and other local agencies have been working around the clock to track down the families of lost pets through grassroots outreach, flyers, advertising, public service announcements and the Animal Care & Control of NYC’s lost pets website.

To date, we’ve reunited more than 100 pets with their families, but nearly 140 displaced animals still remain at the emergency shelter. Of course, any unclaimed pets will receive the best possible placement when the facility closes, but we’d love for them to go home with their original families.

That’s why we need you to share the information below!

If you or someone you know is missing a pet post-Sandy, please tell them to come to the ASPCA emergency boarding facility (at 1508 Herkimer St. in Brooklyn) as soon as possible, or visit the lost Sandy pets site to view all lost pets residing at the facility. Pet parents who wish to reclaim their pets from the boarding facility should also call the Hurricane Sandy Pet Hotline at 347-573-1561..

Thank you! 

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gail goldman

Saw the clip on Today show about all you've done to help the animal victims of Sandy.. living in Bend Oregon, where this town is great with adopting and pet owning, I'd like to encourage possible transport to wherever the animals may be adopted if not able to return to their owners.. wish I could foster them out here! Thank you for all you do, and hoping for the best for these animals.

Sharon Wilkins

Like others have posted I would be interested in providing a temporary foster home to small canine victims of Hurricane Sandy. My beloved dog of 8 years passed away recently and I would love to help a fellow dogowner/dog out.

Jennifer Sosa

I have experience with barn animals, snakes, birds, dogs, and other small animals. I would love to help out anyway I can just let me know when, where, and how to help and I'll be there.

Jennifer Sosa

I have experience with barn animals, snakes, birds, dogs, and other small animals. I would love to help out anyway I can just let me know when, where, and how to help and I'll be there.

priscilla

Hi i am 9 years old and am trying to save animals too!!! i have made posters of dogs in the shelter(from getting pics online) and am posting them all around the area! thanks to youguys alot of dogs have been saved.

Sally Anderson

Please let me know where I can go to find a cat to foster.

Price

Hi, I can foster a dog. I live in Chicago IL. The dog has to be potty trained and trained just in general.

Beth Huntone

Reading the article got me thinking, you should really mention if there is a cost for picking up their pets if they are the original owners. Many of these people are in desperate straits and probably don't have the money to reclaim a pet they really love. If they can prove they'r the original owners, they should be able to claim their pet for free in this situation. Please post cost information for them.

shelby letson

i diffently support that this lil cutie will be reunited with a new owner that will not mistreat Sandy!!!!!!!

Anna

Is there an update to this story? THere was an earlier post on FB mentionin the ASPCA was winding down the shelter and the possiblity of the remaining animals could be put down. I'd like to know what plans the ASPCA has for those animals whose parents for some reason have not been able to be reunited.

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