Hundreds of Sandy Pets Reunited with Families

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 12:30pm
Sandy pets reunited with families

Now that the Emergency Boarding Facility for Sandy animals is closed, we’re taking a moment to look back at the hundreds of amazing reunions that we got to witness there.

We want to thank Rachael Ray for her generous gift that allowed us to launch the facility, and to thank the many animal welfare organizations from near and far who helped us run this operation.

We also want to take a moment to thank all of our supporters. Without you, we couldn’t have helped any of the families whose pets we boarded after Sandy—nor could we have helped the thousands of others who benefited from our other Sandy relief programs like search-and-rescue and food distribution.

We invite you to watch this video and remember that our work is sponsored by your generosity and kindness!

Tonight, hundreds of animals who were once boarded with us are now sleeping near their loved ones once again.

Our boarding facility also housed stray animals found in disaster areas in the wake of Sandy. Those who weren’t claimed after exhaustive efforts to find their families are getting happy endings, too: All were transferred to either our Adoption Center or our rescue partners for adoption, and some have already found loving homes.

From the bottom of our hearts: Thank you, ASPCA supporters! We’re committed to staying ready to respond to any natural disaster at a moment’s notice, and we’re so glad you’re in our corner.

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S. O. Rooney

Well, I can't say it any better than some of the other posters, but I am always appreciative of the way that you help helpless animals. Nothing makes me as sad as an animal that is cruelly treated or subject to trauma or disaster. They are so innocent and can't understand what is happening to them. I wish I could donate more than the monthly pittance that I do send. Hopefully some day I will be able to.


Way to GO ASPCA!!! You do miraculous work :-;-), and HAVE BEEN DOING IT for over 170 YEARS. You have my UNDYING support and loyalty!

Victoria Resurr...

May God bless ASPCA ~ all the people who work tirelessly to rescue the animals and reunite with their families. May more people donate to the cause and help ASPCA continue their great efforts in saving animals.

Linda Jarsky

Martin Luther King Jr. is quoted as saying, “Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”


You and all of the wonderful people commenting here restore my faith in humanity. Wish we had people like you in cruel Latin America. There are good people for sure, but we aren't able to join them because there are no honest and real associations. We work alone and it is known that union makes the force. I sometimes find myself feeding cats that other people feed and I am sure I'm missing cats that never see a piece of food in days.
Wish Latin America were more organized and less stupid and cruel. It is so easy to destroy a life and so so difficult to restore an animal faith in humans and to save lives. They destroy in minutes, we can't fix their souls in years.

Steve Gruber

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals was pleased to partner with the ASPCA to provide volunteers at the emergency boarding facility and transport to move pets to and from the facility, including transporting pets back to their families. We are proud to be a part of the Animal Planning Task Force of the NYC Office of Emergency Management and to work collaboratively with the ASPCA, AC&C of NYC, VERT, HSUS Pets for Life, and our other APTF partners.


Thanks to the ASPCA! What a wonderful job you have done! Taking care of our four legged friends as well as you do! Thanks for having heart!

latonya walker

I volunteered there for only a day since I do alot of tnr etc etc but I must say the people working there were sooooooooooooo sweet and took so good care of the animals it was awesome so Im not surprised they found so many good homes....

Adria Retos

God bless you for all your wonderful work. I am so happy for the pets and their families. There's a special place in Heaven for animals and people who love and take care of them.

Eva Bostrom

I am so glad you where able to help the Animals and reunite them with their Families.God bless you for the good work you are doing