Last year, Superstorm Sandy wrought havoc with the lives of people and pets in New Jersey and New York. The HSUS deployed more than 140 staff and volunteers, helped rescue more than 350 animals from devastated areas, cared for more than 700 animals in emergency shelters, and helped set up four distribution centers for supplies. Happily, owners reclaimed more than 400 pets in total.
With all animals now in foster care or with placement partners, our emergency shelters have closed. We continue to support St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey with the pet fostering program developed after the hurricane. Read more about our work after Sandy and read Wayne Pacelle's bloglooking back to the events of a year ago.