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I’m one of the lucky ones in New York City. My house still has power and we didn’t suffer any flood damage. Many other pet-rescuers are in need of help as they deal with the repercussions of the superstorm. Even some pet-passionate people are finding themselves sudden rescuers, like my …

I’m writing this from my New York City apartment as Hurricane Sandy — a.k.a. the Frankenstorm — looms over the East coast. My cat Kura (pictured) has already grown tired of the gusts of wind blowing around the fig tree outside my window. She’s back to ignoring the outside world …

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 …

Want a good cry? Check out this incredible CNN video in which an Alabama woman, showing a reporter her tornado-ravaged home, unexpectedly finds her cat who’d been missing for nearly a month. Just try not to tear up when you see Judy Pugh standing among the rubble that was her …