Shelters and rescue groups keep working on the weekend

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Petfinder’s shelter outreach team has been busy checking in with our member shelters and rescues to assess the damages and help that’s needed. Check out earlier reports from FridayThursday, Wednesday, Tuesday and Monday.

As the weekend begins, here are new updates forwarded to us by Petfinder member shelters and adoption groups.

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New information on pet assistance after Hurricane Sandy:

Below are updates from organizations who need assistance. Please take some time this weekend to reach out to help where you can!

New Jersey:

  • Somerset Regional Animal Shelter  is without power and needs  supplies, most urgently  cat litter, and help with laundry. Their Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is posting the shelter’s needs on their Facebook page.

New York:

  • Pets Alive suffered minimal damage their facilities. Out of concern for shelter pets caught in the eye of this storm, Pet’s Alive is accepting 30-40 cats and kittens from the overburdened New York City Animal Care and Control. Donations to Pets Alive to help care for these cats would be appreciated.
  • New Rochelle Humane Society was still without power as of Friday evening. They  report that “we could use the help of anyone able to come to the shelter to assist us cleaning and caring for the shelter’s animals. We currently have a full house of dogs and cats and several rabbits.” Their appeal and updates are available via Facebook.

West Virginia: