Pets Saved Thanks to Help During Hurricane Sandy Evacuations
Without putting it lightly, Hurricane Sandy has completely decimated America's northeast. Millions remain in the dark and out of power, and entire communities are devastated by flooding and other storm associated damages. Out of the chaos that Superstorm Sandy has caused, however, there is one small bright spot: that, thus far, the pets in the line of Sandy's devastation are managing to get by.
A report by USA Today pointed out that hundreds of animals were safely evacuated from their homes into New York City's 76 animal-friendly shelters. New York also eased evacuation efforts by allowing people to take their pets on public transportation during the lead-up to the storm.
Additionally, throughout the storm, local and national organizations alike kept the Twitter-verse updated with animal shelters and other places they could take their animals, and provided safety tips and advice for those who chose to hunker down and ride the weather out.
While the results of Hurricane Sandy have been devastating throughout the mid-Atlantic region, some solace could be found in that, thanks to the communication and efforts on behalf of all involved, nearly 400 animals throughout New York City and Long Island were housed in safety during the storm. Perhaps more than ever, people with pets were prepared for the bad weather, and in turn were able to keep their families, fur-friends included, safe.
As the northeast recovers from this storm, it's important to note that Hurricane Sandy is not just a northeast disaster; it is a national disaster, that will take time and effort on behalf of all to recover from. Both pet owners and non-pet owners alike were affected by this devastating storm, and it is to these people that our hearts go out to at this time.
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