Two Lucky Pets Find Homes During Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 4:00pm

As Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the Tri-State region, ASPCA employees worked tirelessly around the clock to provide critical care to animals in need, including the animals in our Adoption Center in Manhattan.

We are thrilled to report that two lucky animals found loving forever homes in the midst of the chaos caused by this historic storm. 

First, a very special Chihuahua named Bentley—later changed to “Sandy” in honor of the occasion of his adoption—went home with Katherine N. on Monday to join his new family.

This sweet dog has come a long way. When he first arrived at the ASPCA in July, Sandy suffered from severe pneumonia and a broken leg. His pneumonia prevented him from undergoing immediate surgery and as a result, he lost his leg. Sandy took this in stride, happily moving around on three legs. 

Katherine was drawn to Sandy while volunteering as a dog walker at the Adoption Center—his sweet personality and love for sitting in laps was irresistible. She has re-named him “Tito,” and calls him a “hurricane miracle.” He is safe and sound in Katherine’s home, making friends with her other dog, Nina, whom she rescued from the ASPCA in 2005.

On Tuesday, a sweet 12-week-old kitten named Nelly also received his happy ending. With a day off from work due to the hurricane, Christie H. and Mark G. visited our Adoption Center and adopted Nelly to join their cat, an ASPCA rescue named Ted, in their New York City home. Now Nelly is “Ned,” and Ned and Ted are getting along great.

We couldn’t be happier that these two shelter pets found loving families, who were willing to welcome shelter pets into their homes during an unsettling time.   

Please stay tuned to our blog and Twitter account for the latest updates on the ASPCA’s recovery efforts. 

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Helana Meisters

Makes me feel good to know that there are compassionate and loving people in this chaotic world to give homes to animals!


Pl keep saves going and puleeze no euths. I hate those. Bach rescue remedy works grwat for trauma. Tx

Orna Zagiel

I live in an area that has a lot of stray cats.......we are overrunned with them. I have adopted 3 of them, Tinkerbell who was at first called Stinkerbell till my Mother said that that was not nice of me (She really stanked) - Baby - who was a tiny sick kitten when I found him - ran to the Vet - he was there for a week and now has been with me many years - Yes, he is still a baby and lately a cat called Poo (Like Poo Bear) - when I found her downstairs - she was so thin - bones sticking out , cheeks sunk in and eyes - black dark eyes - Today she is a VERY Fat Lady - so sweet - the only thing is that she has decided that half my bed is hers.......Every evening I go down to feed the rest of the Gang - who are always down there waiting.

Alana Caroline

that is awesome that those 2 very presous animals found homes!! way to go!!