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As a native Long Islander, many of my family members were directly affected by Super Storm Sandy.  Thankfully no one was injured and the only damage was to property (which can be repaired).  For many families up and down the East Coast, the storm served as an all too real …

Tropical Storm Isaac is “nearly a hurricane” and likely to hit the Gulf area tonight, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). Tomorrow is also the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall, so disaster preparedness is on my mind. Although the damage is not expected to be as severe …

Sunday night a tornado ripped through Joplin, MO, killing at least 89 people. Petfinder Happy Tails editor Joan Banks, who lives just outside Joplin, gives a firsthand account below. Find out how you can help affected animal shelters after the jump. Joplin’s Animal Adoption & Resource Center needs supplies. If …

The International Fund for Animal Welfare animal-rescue truck, funded by the Petfinder.com Foundation, is in the South helping pets left homeless by storms and flooding. This update, written in Memphis, TN, by IFAW emergency relief officer Shannon Walajtys, first appeared on the IFAW blog. Used with permission. The mother cat …

The International Fund for Animal Welfare animal-rescue truck, funded by the Petfinder.com Foundation, is in Tennessee assisting pets left homeless by the Southern storms. Later this week the truck will head to Jackson, MS, to help with recovery efforts in Mississippi. This blog post, by IFAW emergency relief officer Shannon …

The Petfinder.com Foundation funded a trailer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, with which IFAW is helping pets impacted by the recent Southern storms. This dog is one of many homeless because of recent Southern storms. After violent tornadoes and flooding swept through  Southern states, many animal shelters were …

Ellen is at The Humane League of Lancaster County in Lancaster, PA. Together with our partners, The Petfinder.com Foundation is constantly awarding grants to shelters and rescue groups to assist with disaster recovery. While these disasters vary in size, financial needs, and impact, I am always amazed at what effort …

This is one of the dummies we used to practice giving cpr (which in pets is sometimes mouth-to-nose instead of mouth-to-mouth). This weekend I finally completed a 13-year-old promise to myself: I became certified in pet first aid and CPR through the American Red Cross. Odd promise? Maybe. But I …

St. Hubert’s president Heather Cammisa takes a moment with the first dog off the trailer from LA. The Petfinder.com Foundation is giving $150,000 in grants to shelters and rescue groups affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill in partnership with Merial’s Paws to Save Pets and The Animal Rescue Site’s …

South Texas residents, beware! Here comes Hurricane Ike. Currently a Category 2 Hurricane, Ike is predicted to make landfall on the U.S. mainland on Saturday, September 13, possibly as a Category 3 hurricane. Texas Gulf coast residents are already being warned to prepare for disaster and plans have been put …