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Displaced animals find homes in temporary shelters

John Mahon, whose Mastic Beach home was damaged

John Mahon, whose Mastic Beach home was damaged in superstorm Sandy, gets a heartfelt greeting from his Chihuahua, Toby, at the Ridge home of animal rescuer Chris Pulver. (Nov. 21, 2012) Photo Credit: James Carbone

Animals displaced by superstorm Sandy found a new home at a temporary shelter set up by Nassau County.

These two dogs are among the more than
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

These two dogs are among the more than 250 being housed at an emergency shelter in Garden City. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Veronica Fey and her son Jeremy Fey, 17,
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Veronica Fey and her son Jeremy Fey, 17, of Freeport, play with their dogs Walley, left, and Vicki, right, at a pet emergency shelter in Garden City. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Cages hold the more than 250 dogs at
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Cages hold the more than 250 dogs at an emergency shelter in Garden City. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Michelle Deutsch, of Long Beach, holds her cat,
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Michelle Deutsch, of Long Beach, holds her cat, Minnie, during a visit at an emergency shelter in Garden City. (Nov. 23, 2012)

Anna Salac, 9 of Island Park, pays a
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Anna Salac, 9 of Island Park, pays a Thanksgiving visit with her cat, Leo, at the Nassau County Animal Shelter in Garden City, New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

It's an emotional reunion for Anna Salac, 9
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

It's an emotional reunion for Anna Salac, 9 of Island Park as she visits her cat, Leo, on Thanksgiving at the Nassau County Animal Shelter in Garden City, New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Darlene Figueroa, of Massapequa plays with with her
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Darlene Figueroa, of Massapequa plays with with her mother's dog, Mikey, on Thanksgiving at the Nassau County Animal Shelter in Garden City. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Chris Pulver is kissed by Toby the Chihuahua
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Chris Pulver is kissed by Toby the Chihuahua at her Ridge home where she rescues animals including Bruce, a pitbull for John and Cheryl Mahon, left, who's Mastic Beach home has been damaged by flooding. Cheryl's guide dog, Daisy, is visible lower front. (Nov. 21, 2012)

Cheryl Mahon, whose Mastic Beach home was damaged
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Cheryl Mahon, whose Mastic Beach home was damaged by flooding, is greeted by her cCihuahua Toby at the Ridge home of Chris Pulver, who rescues animals displaced by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 21, 2012)

John Mahon, whose Mastic Beach home was damaged
Photo Credit: James Carbone

John Mahon, whose Mastic Beach home was damaged in superstorm Sandy, gets a heartfelt greeting from his Chihuahua, Toby, at the Ridge home of animal rescuer Chris Pulver. (Nov. 21, 2012)

John and Cheryl Mahon, Mastic Beach home was
Photo Credit: James Carbone

John and Cheryl Mahon, Mastic Beach home was damaged by flooding, are greeted by Toby, their Chihuahua, and pitbull Bruce at the Ridge home of Chris Pulver, who rescues animals displaced by the storm. (Nov. 21, 2012)

Chris Pulver is kissed by Toby the Chihuahua
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Chris Pulver is kissed by Toby the Chihuahua at her Ridge home where she rescues animals, including those displaced by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 21, 2012)

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