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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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Joy

As a NJ resident, I sincerely appreciate what you did for these animals and their owners! With all these people have to deal with as a result of Sandy, it was one less thing they had to worry about!!

Esther Fetterhoff

Thanks for all the hard work and lots of time you all have committed to this program. I am so proud of all of you. I pray that all the owners of pets, find them here. I sincerly
appreciate all the love you have put into the pets. Please help all animals who need your support and care. God be with you all.

Gail Price

I JUST WANT TO SAY WHAT A FANTABULOUS JOB YOU HAVE DONE FOR SO MANY ANIMALS! MY HEART GETS BROKEN EVERY SINGLE TIME THE COMMERCIALS COME ON TV ABOUT ABUSE OR NEGLECTED ANIMALS :( I CAN'T EVEN LOOK AT IT!! IT'S TOO SAD! I WISH I COULD ADOPT EVERY ANIMAL I COULD JUST TO SAVE THEM FROM HORROR AND LET THEM EXPERIENCE LOVE.

barbara palmer

Thank you for all you do for animals.The ASPCA does an incredible work.

Lynne Jones

Thank you so much for your efforts to keep the pets for the owners having lost their homes to Sandy. I know the owners appreciate it more than you will ever know. I know I would. Thanks also to the wonderful volunteers who took care of these loving animals as if they were their own. God Bless ALl.

Lisa DeFilippo

What is going to happen to the rest of the pets at the temporary shelter? Rachel Ray donated $500,000 I would think that the shelter could stay opened until all of the families are back on their feet. Congress just signed one of the Sandy relief bills on Jan 3 and are arguing about the second relief bill

Ev

I was surprised that this facility is closing so quickly. What is happening to the unclaimed pets? I read recently that ASPCA did not rule out killing them. Is this true?

Debby Marschman

I've said it a thousand times and will continue to say it- ASPCA are angels on earth!!!!!!

Cindi Scholefield

Living in Jamaica where abuse and neglect are commonplace, it is a joy to see the work you do, and the miracles you are able to perform in reuniting families and pets. God bless you all.

Kim Davieaux

Bless your hearts, ASPCA, for all you do for pets. You are God's angels, and I happily contribute regularly to your efforts wishing I could do more!

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