Hurricane Sandy affects shelter adoptions

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The Petfinder Shelter Outreach Team continues to report on Petfinder member organizations in need of assistance. Read earlier posts filed under Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Sandy Shelters.

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Superstorm Sandy continues to create new challenges for Petfinder shelters and rescue groups. With entire communities  recovering from damages due to the storm, adoptions are down. At the same time an increased number of animals in need are entering shelter and rescue doors. reports on this.

In addition, we have new additions to our list of organizations who need help:

New Jersey:

  • The Save The Animals Rescue Team II was hit hard by the storm. The shelter has property damage and lost power for 10 days. The shelter’s dogs were boarded at a Ridgefield Park kennel, and the 59 cats were fostered with volunteers. The group also had to evacuate cats it keeps at off-site adoption sites that lost power.
  • The Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro was powerless for a week. It reopened Tuesday for adoptions. 300 cats and 60 dogs were cared for during the outage. They have updates on Facebook.

New York:

  • Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue is assisting their community by distributing pet food to those in need. The groups is in desperate need of cat food. They also need foster homes for new animals they are accepting into their program. Check out their work on Facebook.