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UPDATE: Pets Arrive at Emergency Boarding Facility

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 2:30pm

The ASPCA Emergency Boarding Facility has been up and running in Brooklyn since Saturday November 17! Our dedicated staff and volunteers are currently caring for about 150 animals and providing relief to Sandy victims who need temporary housing for their pets. Check out photos of the operation in our Facebook album.

This week, we received pets at locations near the hardest hit areas, including the Rockaways and Coney Island on Monday and Tuesday and Staten Island and Red Hook later in the week. The facility has also welcomed pets who were being housed at evacuation centers or a Sean Casey Animal Rescue facility, as well as animals dropped off directly by their families.

Made possible in part thanks to a $500,000 grant from Rachael Ray, this free service was created in response to the many pet parents who asked for a place to board animals until they found new homes. With the help of volunteers from the ASPCA Adoption Center, Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and elsewhere, we’re aiming to give hundreds of families a chance to rebuild their lives without having to say goodbye to their beloved furry family members.

Watch this blog for updates.

If you or someone you know was affected by Sandy and would like to use our free boarding service, please read this post for details.

If you would like to donate to our Disaster Relief Fund, you can do so here.

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Kimberly

Thank you Rachael for making a difference and for loving animals!

Suzan Bajardi

Thank you so much, Rachael Ray, for putting your money where your mouth is. Your generosity and genuine caring has lessened the heartache of so many; pets and their parents alike.

Barbie Minar

My Mom who I lost in June 2012 loved to watch R.Ray and now R.Ray encompasses much more in my heart--wish more people with the means would do such selfless things...

Alice Hecht Soliman

Dear Rachel you are a true humanitarian. thank you so much for your caring attitude for the voiceless. can't thank you enough.!

Laura

Rachael Ray Rocks! Thank you so much for helping the displaced fur babies. I know their owners' are relieved to know their pets are safe. Thanks to ALL those that have helped and are still helping care for the previous animals.

Martine Michelle

Tres chere Rachel Ray, Merci beaucoup for your generous support of lost pets & their gardians. YOU ARE A REAL "MENSCH"!

Phyllis

Hey Donald and Mittons how about matching her donation? Might help make up for us having to listen to you for way too long!

MARIANNE

RACHAEL....I HAVE 5 DOGS OF MY OWN....2 R SHELTER DOGS AND I THANK GOD FOR U AND BLESS YOU EVRYDAY FOR SUCH A GENEROUS PASSION U HAVE FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK...I WILL AND HAVE SENT MY DONATION AND WILL CONTINUE TILL THE DAY I DIE..WE ALLLL NEED TO SPEAK FOR OUR PRECIOUS FURRY FRIENDS WHO MEED US ALWAYS SO DESPARETLY.....RACHAEL UR A TRUE BLESSING ANDIF EVERYONE COULD GIVE A LITTLE IT WILL HELP AND GO SO FAR...GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE FURRY FRIENDS THAT NEED US :)

Lori Hone

Thank you Rachel Ray, you're not only a great cook you are a wonderful soul helping out in a way that really is in need. We always knew you were a pet lover, your generosity is so needed.

Julie Miro

You guys are doing a great job! God Bless!

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