November 12, 2012
Parakeets Rescued, Reunited with N.J. Resident after Hurricane Sandy
The HSUS's animal disaster relief stories
Immediately following "superstorm" Hurricane Sandy, The HSUS rescued more than 250 animals from devastated communities in New York and New Jersey. We are now caring for more than 450 pets in our emergency shelters and reuniting pets with their owners. This is one of many stories from our operations.
N.J. resident Nick Connors tried to weather Hurricane Sandy at his home with his two parakeets. But when the water got too high, he realized he had to get out. He didn't think he could take his birds, Kobalt and Bumblebee, with him. He tried to make them as comfortable as possible and left.
Later, he called The HSUS's pet hotline and asked for help with his pets. Rescuers retrieved them, and they and Connors were reunited over the weekend. "I'm very relieved to have found them," Connors says.
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