October 31, 2012
The HSUS is on the Ground Helping Animals after Hurricane Sandy
Deployments to Monmouth County, N.J., and Nassau County, N.Y.
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The HSUS helps pets in counties devastated by Sandy
The HSUS's Animal Rescue Team is on the ground in Monmouth County, N.J., and en route to Nassau County, N.Y., to provide critically needed animal sheltering assistance for families and their pets after Hurricane Sandy.
Both counties are providing temporary shelter for people who had to evacuate, with nearby animal shelters for pets.
New York City evacuees with pets at home: Please call 347-573-1561 for help reuniting with your animals.
At the emergency animal shelters, The HSUS will provide staff, supplies, and volunteers to care for dozens of displaced pets and to provide relief to county workers. We will ultimately have more than 15 HSUS responders and volunteers deployed to help animals.
Hotline for New York City pet owners
The New York City's Office of Emergency Management Animal Planning Task Force set up a 24-hour hotline (see above) for New York City evacuees who were unable to bring their pets with them before Hurricane Sandy hit. As a member of the Task Force, The HSUS is joining numerous government and animal welfare agencies in making the hotline possible.