Petfinder member shelters weather Hurricane Sandy

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Petfinder members up and down the East Coast are helping pets in their communities weather Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy, while others have been directly impacted and were forced to evacuate suddenly. Petfinder’s shelter outreach team is pulling together updates from shelters that are in need of assistance and those offering help.

St. Hubert's Sign

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center‘s sign warned people to prepare!

Read on to find out how they prepared and are now helping their communities!

New Jersey:

New York:


Morris County Animal Response Team

The Morris County Animal Response Team is ready!


Rhode Island:


  • Delaware SPCA is helping animals at three emergency shelters in New Castle and Sussex Counties, as well as caring for the pets at their own shelter. Their staff has been working long hours to man these shelters to offer safe refuge for people and their pets. They are setting up and staffing pet friendly shelters at the following locations: New Castle County – William Penn High School and Middletown High School, Sussex County – Cape Henolopen High School.
  • Kent County SPCA has staff at Sussex Middle School, Dover High School and Milford Middle School working in 12 hour shifts to make sure everyone who has to evacuate is able to ensure their pets are safe, according to their Facebook page. Their Animal Control team restocked emergency supplies and the team back at the main shelter is keeping everything under control.



  • Norfolk SPCA is closed today and the city of Norfolk has designated Bay View Recreation Center as the local pet-friendly evacuation shelter.
  • Montgomery County Animal Shelter will be closed Monday, October 29. The shelter will conduct emergency business, including accepting lost and found animals, but the kennels will be closed for adoption visits. Montgomery County will operate an emergency shelter that accommodates pets for County residents who are staying in the same shelter due to lack of power. The human/animal shelter is located at the White Oak Recreation Center. They ask that people bring proof of rabies vaccine if possible, animal food and any medications.

North Carolina: