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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 reminder that disasters can strike anywhere, any time and can …

The last couple of weeks have not been pleasant. We were without power and heat for seven days, had to throw out the entire contents of our fridge and freezer, waited on long lines for gasoline, made calls to FEMA, walked around downed power lines to reach the polling station, drank a lot of shelf-stable milk, and are now digging …

Donations and volunteer assistance are helping lift Petfinder shelters and adoption groups out of the sand, mud and debris of Hurricane Sandy. It will be a long while before “normal” is reached.  Newsday reports on the difference volunteers are making for the shelter of Bobbi and the Strays. More help is needed for all animal welfare groups who were impacted …

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. 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 …

Westchester Humane Society got a disaster grant from the Petfinder Foundation to care for the animals it took in because of Hurricane Sandy. Board member Irma Jansen wrote to us about one of those refugees, a Doberman/American Staffordshire Terrier mix. “This is Storm, one of the 18 animals the Westchester Humane Society in Harrison rescued from New York City. Storm came …

Hurricane Sandy has devastated animal shelters in the northeast — but the Petfinder Foundation is getting cash and goods worth more than $1 million to Petfinder shelters and rescues in need. Here are just a few ways we’re helping: We’ve given $18,500 and counting in cash grants to affected shelters, including the Humane Society of Atlantic County in Atlantic City, …

The Petfinder Shelter Outreach Team continues to report on Petfinder member organizations in need of assistance. Read earlier posts from Tuesday and yesterday, as well as Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  Friday and Saturday of last week. Sand, wind, water and now snow! With the arrival of the anticipated Nor’easter storm, east coast Petfinder members are experiencing it all. Donations are arriving for …

The Petfinder Shelter Outreach Team continues to report on Petfinder member organizations in need of assistance. Read earlier posts from yesterday, as well as Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  Friday and Saturday of last week. More bad weather is in store for the east coast over the next few days. Wind, rain and snow are predicted  to  arrive in New Jersey,  snow will …

I think I speak for everyone at the Petfinder Foundation when I say that our thoughts are with everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. All of us here have been working diligently to provide whatever assistance we can to help pets, and the people who care for them, during this difficult time. For me, awarding grants is one of my favorite …

The Petfinder Shelter Outreach Team continues to report on Petfinder member organizations in need of assistance. Read earlier updates with more updates from last week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  Friday and Saturday. IFAW Animal Search and Rescue teams  are on the ground in New Jersey with their rescue vehicle donated by the  Petfinder Foundation. They are posting rescue updates on …