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Westchester pet shelters take in Sandy evacuees
Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, causing death and destruction to many in its path. Humans weren't the only ones who suffered Sandy's wrath. Our furry four-legged friends also found themselves out in the cold over the past two weeks.
Several New York City shelters lost power during the storm, leaving animals cold, in the dark and with limited food supplies. Luckily, many of these pets have found themselves in good hands with local shelter staff and volunteers.
Pets Alive Westchester, located in Elmsford, brought animals in to safety from the New York City Animal Control Center. The no-kill shelter will provide a home for the 35 animals until they are adopted.
To adopt one of these animals, you must fill out an application through the site, and there you can also see what animals are available. The shelter has dogs, cats, and rabbits available for adoption.
The animals taken might have suffered a worse fate, not only due to Sandy but because they were rescued from a kill shelter.“We rescue all our animals from kill shelters” said Tracy Carvell of Pets Alive.
The Westchester Humane Society also took in pets from New York City after the storm. According to their Facebook page the shelter took in 7 cats and 5 dogs.
“We took in about bout 14 cats and dogs from shelter in Staten Island that was evacuated before the storm,” said Alison Wazmer, of the Westchester Humane Society. “We also had a bunch of animals locally, including two stray cats and dogs."The New Rochelle Humane society featured two cats from the storm on their Facebook page, saying the pets will be up for adoption soon.
For more information on what to do if you lose a pet, or find a missing animal check out the SPCA of Westchester lost and found services found on the SPCA website.