Reunited! Sandy Pets Go Home

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 4:15pm
Sandy pet reunited

We were thrilled to take part in 129 happy reunions last Saturday as families displaced by Hurricane Sandy came to pick up their pets from our Emergency Boarding Facility (EBF) in Brooklyn. The boarding facility has been open since November, and the effort is now coming to a close. We put out calls for pet parents to come and take their pets home. 

The Goldstein family of South Freeport, Long Island, traveled to Brooklyn on Saturday to pick up their 3-year-old beagle, Captain Morgan, who had been under our care at the Emergency Boarding Facility for seven weeks. Captain Morgan’s furry friend, Skylar, the Goldstein’s cat, waited for Captain Morgan in the car so they could all go home together.

Jordyn Clarke of Rockaway Beach was reunited with her cat, Kary, a tortoiseshell mix, and Midnight, a pit bull mix, on Saturday. Jordyn’s bungalow on the beach was destroyed, and she has found new housing in Brooklyn. Midnight is being fostered for a few days by a friend until Jordyn is settled in. Midnight’s third birthday is next week, and it will be especially nice for her to be at home.

Thomas Young of Far Rockaway and his son picked up their remaining two dogs at the EBF on Saturday.  They had already brought home their Shih Tzu, Prince, who, upon returning home, “went right into his kennel!” Brindle, a pit bull mix, and Venom, a mastiff, were thrilled to see each other and tumbled into the car with Young’s son. “These are our kids,” says Young, whose family is staying in a hotel and working to rebuild their home.  

Sandy pet reuinited

Cuddles, a young female tabby, was reunited with Shondelle Dodson, who was displaced from her home in Canarsie after Hurricane Sandy. She adopted Cuddles from the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan in 2012.

Check out our Facebook photo album for more adorable reunion pics!

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

Photos: [top] Midnight and Jordyn Clarke reunited at the EBF on January 5. [bottom] Shondelle Dodson and Cuddles together again in Brooklyn, NY.

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luci pugh 120 R...

Thank you for helping victims and bringing finding the lost pets back home. Happy ending are always good.Stay safe and help others.

luci pugh 120 R...

Thank you for helping victims and bringing finding the lost pets back home. Happy ending are always good.Stay safe and help others.


I have 2 puppies and one I can't adopt another but will one of you adopt this dog at the ASPCA. she is on the available dogs section on this website.she is a german shepherd mix and her name is Briana.Please adopt her.she needs a home.


I think we can all agree we like what the ASPCA does.many people might have thought that they would never see their pet again after sandy but the ASPCA proved them wrong and gave them the pets the held closest to their heart.

Patrick Oliver

Congratulations pet victims!

Margo Fragolas

Thank you so much for all your hard work. This is just another reason why I support and stand behind the ASPCA - you guys are doing AMAZING work and while I was not affected by Sandy I had family there that was affected and it is a comfort to know that those that are often put at the back of the minds of emergency workers (our beloved pets) during such traumatic emergencies are always remembered by you guys at the ASPCA! thank you!

Kathleen Vujcic

As a NJ native and animal welfare advocate,I am very grateful for all the difficult work done by the many giving, courageous people through the ASPCA and other rescue organizations after Sandy.
It was noticed nationally and very much appreciated.



You are all in my prayers every night before I go to sleep. God bless everyone that works tirelessly for the lost, hurt, scared animals of our country.


There's nothing more wonderful than a loving reunion! Thanks to the ASPCA for having an emergency shelter for dislocated pets. You are our Valentine!


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