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Pets displaced by Sandy still in need of help

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Jordyn Clarke is finally bringing her dog Midnight home. Clarke was living in Rockaways in Queens, New York when she lost her house in Hurricane Sandy.

Clarke wasn't sure how to care for her dog and her cat Kari, but she found a temporary ASPCA shelter that was willing to help.

"They basically saved my family." Clarke says.

The temporary boarding facility has helped nearly 16,000 animals in Sandy-affected areas. Midnight and Kari are lucky, there are still 130 displaced pets at this shelter waiting to be claimed.

As time ticks on, these pets can't remain in cages and ASPCA workers say it's not the best environment for a pet.

Tim Rickey, the Senior Director of the Field Investigation and Response Dept. for the ASPC says, "The ultimate goal being to get them back with their families, but if that's not possible, to get them into a foster home where they can at least start feeling that sense of normalcy of being with family members."

If you want to help pets displaced by Hurricane Sandy, check out the Humane Society's Sandy Relief page or the Foster a Sandy Pet page. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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