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Many animals have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. Some were in shelters or rescue groups that have now been flooded. Some are in evacuation shelters with their people. And others have been made homeless by the storm.    Rescue groups and shelters in the region are working tirelessly & under difficult circumstances to help them, & Best Friends, in turn, will assist groups in their lifesaving efforts for these four-legged flood victims.

Money from the Best Friends Emergency Response Fund will be distributed where it’s needed most — including grants to rescue groups & shelters throughout the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic region who are suffering from the flood. We’re also providing for transportation of animals who need to leave the area & find safety in distant rescue groups. Many of Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets partners across the nation have offered to take these animals in.

If you would like to make a contribution toward our disaster relief work, please click here.

Your gift will be used exclusively for our relief work to help animals during this & other disasters. Thank you.

In addition, Best Friends has a New York team on the ground that is:

  • Gathering volunteers to bring to the Sussex County, New Jersey evacuation shelter to cover weekend & midnight shifts.
  • Organizing shipments of pet food & cat litter to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Long Island, Jersey City Humane Society & the Bergen County Animal Shelter. The groups will use it not only to feed the pets in their care, but to deliver to the hardest-hit members of the community. (A big thanks to for these food & litter shipments.)
  • Delivering pet supplies, leashes, toys & more to the Woodbridge, NJ shelter, which was flooded, & is now re-opened.
  • More & we’ll keep you posted!

We really want to thank all of you out there for keeping these animals in your hearts at a time when so many – both two-legged & four-legged – need our compassion. Many of you have already donated to our disaster relief efforts, & for that, we are grateful. You can visit our website for continuing updates on these rescue efforts.

And in the meantime, thank you for being a part of this work of love.

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