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January 2, 2014

Staten Island Sandy Survivor Gets Fresh Start with Newly Adopted Rescue Dog by Her Side

Last year, Superstorm Sandy wrought havoc with the lives of people and pets in New Jersey and New York, including Staten Island resident Pat Dresch who tragically lost her husband, daughter and home to the storm. After months of recovery and putting her life back together, Dresch recently moved into her new Staten Island home, which she will be sharing with Little Mikey, a newly adopted Dachshund mix.

Representative Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation and The Humane Society of the United States worked together to find the perfect four-legged friend to help Dresch through her hard times. Little Mikey was pulled from an animal shelter in rural Georgia where he was at risk of euthanasia. After seeing so many people rely on their pets to help them start over after tragedies, The HSUS covered the cost of the adoption fee.

Representatives of The HSUS and Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation drove Little Mikey to his new home in Staten Island, where he and Dresch happily settled into their new lives together, a new start for both of them. The HSUS expresses its thanks to Rep. Grimm for helping to facilitate the adoption, and urges people who are ready to bring a pet into their families to adopt from a local animal shelter or rescue group.

Click here for more information on The HSUS’ Sandy relief efforts, and click here for information on pet adoption.

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