Before Hurricane Sandy even touched land, animal welfare workers and organizations were active around the clock setting up temporary emergency shelters, collecting supplies, and helping provide pet guardians with crucial information and support. During the disastrous storm, rescue teams risked their lives to save animals in danger—these efforts continue today. And in the aftermath of Sandy, thousands of volunteers have been at work bringing together pets and their guardians, and caring for the animals who as yet have nowhere to go.
Here’s a look at a few of the organizations currently requesting donations—no amount is too small.
- The ASPCA partnered with PetSmart Charities and set up a distribution center in Syracuse, NY with sheltering supplies for distribution to local rescue groups in need. Click here to donate. You can also give via phone by calling 1-800-423-PETS.
- The Humane Society is accepting donations via text message—text ANIMALS to 20222 to make a $10 donation to the HSUS Disaster Relief Fund.
- Help supply much-needed aid and care by donating to the American Humane Association‘s Red Star Animal Emergency Services fun.
- You can also donate online to Alley Cat Allies and lend support for the care of in-need cats.
These are just a few of many, many organizations working to provide relief to pets and pet parents affected by Hurricane Sandy. We encourage you to share this information with your friends, and to seek out additional opportunities to help out.