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Hurricane Sandy: Animal League America Provides Relief

Animal League America continues to conduct emergency rescue and relief efforts for the animals and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Since we opened our emergency animal shelter on Sunday, October 28 at Mitchel Field in Nassau County, NY, we have taken in over 400 animals that were displaced when their owners had to evacuate their homes.

In addition to providing shelter, we are making sure that every animal receives food, water, medical treatment and, just as important, compassionate care until they can be reunited with their families.

Our Mobile Rescue Units are also out in storm-damaged communities distributing free dog and cat food, that Purina PetCare Company has generously donated.


Ways to Help


Road to Recovery: Hurricane Sandy Rescue Stories

"Our Home Is Destroyed, But We Are Safe"
Last year, when Hurricane Irene struck the tri-state region, Warren and Kate Sherwood heeded the mandatory evacuation orders and left their Long Beach residence.

Read More Rescue Stories


Meet the Responders

Displaced Animals Find Shelter and Love
It's an old but true saying: There's no place like home. Everyone displaced by Hurricane Sandy knows the truth of those simple five words in a profound way, as many have lost nearly everything to the storm's devastating power.

Read More About Our Responders


Acts of Kindness: Read the Stories

Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum Motivates Students to Help Local Sandy Victims
Animal League America volunteers  – along with members of its Mutt-i-grees® team and three motivated teens – went to East Rockaway to distribute pet food to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Read More Acts of Kindness Stories


Animal League America Rescue Blog

Animal League America Continues to Operate Emergency Pet Shelter

Animal League America’s Emergency Rescue Team is still operating the Hurricane Sandy Nassau County Emergency Pet Shelter. We are seeing more and more animals go home every day; however, there are some animals whose owners will not be able to return to their home for quite some time. For those animals, Animal League America and Nassau County have developed a Foster Care Referral Program in which The Nassau County Office of Emergency Management and Animal League America will be utilizing their resources to assist pet owners and potential foster parents to create an introduction so that homeless pets can be given a temporary home while their owners continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy.

Each Foster Applicant will be thoroughly screened by an Animal League America Fostering Specialist and will be provided with a list of potential animals that match their criteria. Upon matching, owners will be given the information of the Foster Parents that match their criteria, so that they can determine who they would like to place their animal with and if they are amenable to the program. Any agreement will be made between the animal’s owner and the foster parent.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the Emergency Pet Shelter or interested in being a Foster for a displaced Hurricane Sandy pet, please email emergencypetshelter@gmail.com.


WEEK OF DECEMBER 10: Our Relief Efforts Continue Throughout New York

North Shore Animal League America and its partners in rescue continue to care for hundreds of animals displaced by Hurricane Sandy at our Emergency Pet Shelter at Mitchel Field.

We have continued our response efforts by distributing free pet food to Long Island Cares, a people and pet food bank based in Freeport, Long Island. Long Island Cares was founded by late singer, activist and Long Island native Harry Chapin. Working with the Long Island Cares team, we distributed 2,248 pounds of dog food and 351 pounds of cat food.

Last week, Animal League America responded to an email emergency appeal from the Red Cross, which sent out the alert that they desperately needed pet food for their relief efforts in Cedar Creek Park in Seaford, Long Island. As with Long Island Cares, we’ll continue to support this location for as long as there is a need and until the donated Purina dog and cat food is completely depleted.

Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates.


WEEK OF DECEMBER 3: Animal League America's Relief Efforts Continue As Animals Still Need Our Help

North Shore Animal League America and its partners in rescue continue to care for hundreds of animals displaced by Hurricane Sandy at our Emergency Pet Shelter at Mitchel Field.

Our Mobile Rescue Units will also continue to distribute dog and cat food this week to areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Distribution stops this week include:

  • Tuesday, December 4: The Harry Chapin Food Bank, 84 Pine Street, Freeport, NY11520 and Cedar Creek Park-Red Cross/FEMA site, Merrick Road, Seaford, NY 11783

We will also be distributing pet supplies, including dog food, dog treats, cat food, and cat litter, at our Port Washington, NY shelter on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

Port Washington Shelter distribution hours are:

  • Weekdays from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Weekends from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates and more distribution stops.


WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26: Animal League America's Relief Efforts Continue As Animals Still Need Help

We continue to care for hundreds of animals displaced by Hurricane Sandy at our Emergency Pet Shelter at Mitchel Field this week.

Our Mobile Rescue Units will also continue to distribute pet supplies, including dog food, cat food and cat litter, this week to areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Distribution stops this week include:

  • Tuesday, December 4: The Harry Chapin Food Bank, 84 Pine Street, Freeport, New York 11520 and Cedar Creek Park-Red Cross/FEMA site, Merrick Road, Seaford, NY 11783

We will also be distributing pet supplies, including dog food, dog treats, cat food, and cat litter, at our Port Washington, NY shelter on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

Port Washington Shelter distribution hours are:

  • Weekdays from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Weekends from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates and more distribution stops.


WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19: Animal League America's Relief Efforts Continue Throughout New York

Our Emergency Pet Shelter remains open at Mitchel Field Gymnasium this week as our Rescue Team continues to care for hundreds of animals displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Families are coming to the shelter to reunite with their animals and bring them home, either to temporary housing or their own homes. However, others are dropping off their pets temporarily as they are unable to care for them while they seek new living situations.

Our Mobile Rescue Units will also continue to distribute pet supplies, including dog food, cat food and cat litter, this week to areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.

Distribution stops this week include:

  • Tuesday, November 20: Staten Island Mola Club, 192 Ebbitts Street, Staten Island, NY 10306 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates and more distribution stops.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18: Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand

Animal League America is grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who devote their time and love to help us in our mission to rescue, nurture and adopt nearly 20,000 animals each year. Several of our volunteers worked side by side with us in the last few weeks both at the Mitchel Field Emergency Pet Shelter and also at sites around the region where we distributed free pet food.

We’ve been on the scene in communities such as the Rockaways, Lindenhurst and Freeport distributing free pet food to animal owners, giving them one less thing to worry about as they work to recover from the storm.

Two of our devoted volunteers, Ben and Marian Savio, spent several days handing out pet food to victims of the storm. As proud adoptive parents of Animal League America Mutt-i-gree Bleu, the couple knows how strong the bond is between an animal and its family, so they wanted to do anything in their power to make a difference.

“We were so lucky,” says Ben (pictured), a retired principal. “We had no damage in the storm; all we lost was our electricity, and that’s nothing compared with what so many other people have been through. I hope that in some small way we are making their lives a little easier by helping them care for their pets, who really are members of the family.”


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17: Animal League Continues to Care for Hundreds of Pets at Mitchel Field Shelter

Our Rescue Team is still hard at work at our Emergency Pet Shelter at Mitchel Field Gymnasium, where they are caring for hundreds of animals displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

Many families are coming to the shelter to reunite with their animals and bring them home, either to temporary housing or their own homes. But others are dropping off their pets for the first time, temporarily unable to care for them as they seek new living situations.

One such pet owner, Robin Rahiley, lost everything to the storm except but Sakaya, her beloved dog. Click here to see footage from ABC’s Eyewitness News as reporter Josh Einiger speaks with Robin and members of the Animal League America team at the Mitchel Field site.

Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16: Animal League Brings Donated Pet Food to Rockaways

One of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy was the Rockaways, just outside of New York City. Thousands of houses were flooded, and over a hundred homes in the Breezy Point area burned to the ground when electrical fires devastated the neighborhood. The scene, even more than two weeks after the storm, is truly catastrophic.

Yesterday, Animal League America staff and volunteers went to the area, distributing pet food at the Bethany Church in East Rockaway to victims of the storm. Helping in the effort were students from MercyFirst, many of whom are participants in our Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. We passed rows of houses with a lifetime’s worth of possessions ruined and placed out on the curbside. On some of the waterfront houses, docks and even boats had smashed into backyards. We will continue our efforts to help all of those affected by Hurricane Sandy as they work to rebuild their lives. Thanks to again to Purina for donating all of the pet food we have been distributing.

Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates on all of our Hurricane Sandy efforts, including Pet Food Distribution sites.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15: Pet Food Distribution and Stories from the Field

If you or someone you know is in need of dog or cat food in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction, North Shore Animal League America is here to help. Today, our Mobile Rescue Units will make another stop to distribute free cat and dog food at The Bethany Church, 100 Main Street, East Rockaway, NY 11518 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Yesterday, we gave out pet food in the community of Lindenhurst, a coastal town that was hit particularly hard by the storm. Several of our staff members and volunteers were on hand to distribute the food, which was graciously donated by Purina PetCare Company. In addition, several caring individuals stopped by with their own donations of food to help pet owners in the area.

Kristina Gonzalvo, a Lindenhurst native and proud parent of four North Shore Animal League dogs, was at the distribution site the entire day handing out food. Her parents’ home was devastated in the storm, with flood water rising through their floor boards and reaching four-feet high. Luckily, their dog Maggie, also an Animal League America rescue, made it through safely, but their home is still without heat and electric. “I know a lot of people whose homes were destroyed, and I couldn’t just sit home,” says Kristina, whose home was spared any damage. “I had to do something to help, and as an animal lover, this was the perfect opportunity. North Shore Animal League is so wonderful to do this for our community.”

Lindenhurst resident Jack Waterman, whose home was flooded, brought his dog Raffa, pictured here, to pick up some food and take a respite from working on his house. “He’s the greatest dog ever,” Jack says of Raff, a Pit Bull mix whom he rescued from a local animal welfare group. “They say a dog is a man’s best friend, and it’s true.”

Joanne Milito brought her dog Missy, an Animal League America rescued Mutt-i-gree who was part of our Senior for Senior Adoption program. The Lindenhurst homeowner was there to get food for Missy and her six cats. “I lost most of my possessions, half of my home, and my home office,” says Joanne, a psychotherapist. “But I’m OK, and my animals are OK, and that’s what really matters.”

Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates on all of our Hurricane Sandy efforts, including Pet Food Distribution sites.

We will also be posting more updates from our Emergency Pet Shelter at Mitchel Field Gymnasium in Nassau County, where we have cared for over 400 animals and continue to provide shelter, food and medical care for animal victims of the storm. If you would like to volunteer, donate, or foster, please email us at emergencypetshelter@gmail.com.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14: Animal League Stops in East Rockaway Today to Distribute Free Pet Food to Those Affected By Storm

Our Mobile Rescue Units will make another stop today to distribute free dry cat and dog food to those in need in the aftermath of Sandy. Today's stop will be at Wellwood Grill, 722 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

We will be making another stop tomorrow at The Bethany Church, 100 Main Street, East Rockaway, NY 11518 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Check back here for the locations of more distribution stops and on our Facebook page.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13: Animal League America Scheduled to Distribute More Free Pet Food to Communities in Need

Animal League America will continue to distribute Be Happy® pet food, donated by Purina, at no cost to communities that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

Our Mobile Rescue Units will be back out on the road to distribute food this week starting on Wednesday, November 14 at Wellwood Grill, 722 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY (from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.).

We will make another stop on Thursday, November 15 at The Bethany Church, 100 Main Street, East Rockaway, NY 11518 (from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.).

Check back here for the locations of more distribution stops and on our Facebook page.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12: Displaced Families Visit Their Pets At Our Emergency Pet Shelter

The Odery family lost their home and most of their possessions a year ago, when Hurricane Irene struck the waterfront community in Nassau County, NY.

The house they rented after last year's storm was also in Long Beach--a city that they love, where their children go to school and have wonderful neighbors.

Sadly, the Oderys were not spared the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. "Everything on the first floor was destroyed," says Susan Odery, who brought her children Madeleine and Jacqueline and their friends Annabelle and Alaina to visit the Odery's dogs Genevieve and Juliet at the emergency animal shelter at Mitchel Field. "Two years in a row, we lost so much. Long Beach is devastated."

As they make plans to find a new home, the Oderys are staying with Annabelle and Alaina's family,  the DiGiorgios, in nearby Lido Beach. "There are nine of us staying in the house, and it's such a relief to have a place for the dogs to be cared for where I know they are safe," says Susan. "The people here are doing a great job."

Despite all that her family has suffered in the last two hurricanes, Susan says she is optimistic.

"Everyone in my family is safe, including my puppies," she says. "They're such happy dogs, and they keep us feeling upbeat."

As Susan's daughters and their friends laughed and played with Genevieve and Juliet--who were, indeed, a happy duo--the sun shone brightly, and it seemed for a while like just another day.  But there is much work to be done to rebuild hard-hit communities like Long Beach, and Animal League America will be there for the animals and their families every step of the way.

For updates on our work, check back here or on our Facebook page.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11: Animal League Continues Dry Pet Food Distribution to Communities in Need

Animal League America in collaboration with Purina PetCare Company continues to distribute Be Happy® pet food at no cost to communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

Our Mobile Rescue Units, loaded with food, make another stop today at Animal Hospital of the Rockaways, 114-10 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, at 11 a.m.

Check back here for the locations of more distribution stops and on our Facebook page.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10: Animal League Distributes Donated Pet Food to Communities in Need

Animal League America in collaboration with Purina PetCare Company distributed Be Happy® pet food at no cost in communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

Our Mobile Rescue Units, loaded with food, make their first stops today at Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, Freeport, NY (from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and King Kullen, 80 Waterfront Boulevard, Island Park, NY (from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.).

Our next stop will be on Sunday, November 11 at Animal Hospital of the Rockaways, 114-10 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, at 11 a.m.

Check back here for the locations of more distribution stops and on our Facebook page.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9: Animal League Partners With Purina PetCare Company To Help Those Faced With Shortages

North Shore Animal League America is pleased to announce that Purina PetCare Company, one of our longtime partners in animal rescue and welfare, has generously donated over 6,000 bags of Be Happy® dry dog and cat food to help in our emergency relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Beginning this weekend, Animal League America will be setting up distribution centers in the areas affected by the storm, including Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, New York City and New Jersey.

Our Mobile Rescue Units, loaded with food, will make their first stop on Saturday, November 10, at Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, Freeport, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The units will then drive to King Kullen, 80 Waterfront Boulevard, Island Park, to distribute food from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

On Sunday, November 11, our team will be at Animal Hospital of the Rockaways, 114-10 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, at 11 a.m.

Check back here for the locations of more distribution stops and on our Facebook page.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8: Number of Animals at Our Emergency Pet Shelter Continues to Grow

The number of animals being cared for at the Emergency Pet Shelter at Mitchel Field continues to grow, according to Director of Operations Anthony Angioletti. As of midday November 8, the shelter is housing 225 animals--primarily cats and dogs, but also birds, ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits and turtles.

During the past few days, the shelter has been averaging an intake of 30 animals, with about two animals being discharged each day. We are hoping that, with the nicer weather coming this weekend, the intake numbers will drop down a bit.

Anthony is extremely proud of the effort of all the people who are providing such excellent care to the animals at the shelter, and also to the people who have put their animals in our care. “Our staff and volunteers are doing amazingly well, working around the clock to ensure the well being of these owned animals,” he says.

Our veterinary staff is continuing to see every animal that comes through our doors, ensuring not only their health but also the health of all the animals who are staying at the shelter until they can be reunited with their owners.

We thank our generous sponsor Purina, along with all of the other individuals who are donating their time and supplies to help out in any way they can.

We will continue to keep you posted here and on our Facebook page.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7: Through the Devastation, A Happy Adoption Story

Jacqueline and Bryan Lemanski feel very lucky.

The couple, who were married in September, live in a condominium in Bay Shore, one of the Long Island towns hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Their home, which is just one block north of the area that was completely flooded, stayed dry.

But many of their neighbors' homes, along with town businesses and landmarks,  were destroyed. "We tried to walk to the marina, a place we go to all the time, and it was wiped out. It looks like a war zone," says Jacqueline.  "So many houses are flooded, and there are huge piles of ruined couches, televisions and other possessions strewn all around the neighborhood."

With such destruction surrounding them, the Lemanskis' hearts were aching for their fellow Long Islanders. But they knew one thing they could do to make a difference.

On Monday, November 6, Bryan and Jacqueline decided it was the perfect time to follow through on a wish they'd shared for a long time: The newlyweds came to North Shore Animal League America's Port Washington adoption headquarters to find the dog of their dreams.

"I've been promising Bryan that we'd get a dog for a year, and now that the wedding is over and we are in our home, we're ready," says Jacqueline, a social worker who grew up in Hauppauge. "It's the next step in creating our family."

Adopting from a shelter was the only choice that felt right, adds Bryan, a golf instructor. "We always had rescued pets when I  was growing up in East Northport, and I wanted to do the same," he says.

As you can see from the photo, Bryan and Jacqueline succeeded in their mission. This adorable Pug, who is four years old, is now the newest member of the Lemanski family. She was rescued when Animal League America and National Mill Dog Rescue joined together to save puppy mill breeding dogs who were slated for destruction.

"She's such a mush," says Jacqueline, clearly relishing her role as new mom.

And what is the name of the latest Lemanski? "We're going to spend a little time with her before we decide," says Bryan. "We want to choose something to fit her personality."

As the threesome headed home, it was a very happy sight amidst a week filled with sadness. Congratulations to all!

Are you ready to add to your family? Now is the perfect time. Fees to adopt all dogs and cats over one year old are waived until Sunday, November 11, so we can make room for more rescued animals.  Please click here to learn all about adoption.

We will continue to keep you posted here and on our Facebook page.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6: Emergency Relief Continues As Many Still Work Through the Devastation

We know that you have been following the reports of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, and we wanted to let you know what we are doing to ensure the safety and well-being of the animals in our care.

Since we opened our emergency animal shelter on Sunday, October 28 at Mitchel Field in Nassau County, NY, we have taken in over 180 animals that were displaced when their owners had to evacuate their homes.

In addition to providing shelter for these animals, we have made sure that every animal is receiving food, water, medical treatment and, just as important, compassionate care. We know that Sandy has been very stressful for these displaced pets, and we are dedicated to making the experience as comfortable as possible for them as they wait to go home.

In the last few days, we have witnessed many happy reunions as these families have come to the shelter and left with their animals at their side. Some have been able to return to their homes with their beloved animals; others have found temporary housing that allows animals, or are staying with family or friends.

For those who aren't yet able to reunite with their dogs and cats (along with a smaller number of birds and bunnies housed at the facility), Animal League America and its partners in rescue promise to provide food, shelter and medical care for as long as needed.

Many people have visited their animals as often as possible, but for those who cannot travel to the emergency shelter because of work, lack of gasoline, or other storm-related issues, our dedicated team of staff and volunteers are giving their hearts and souls to make these animals feel loved.

We will continue to keep you posted here and on our Facebook page.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5: NYC Marathon Runners Volunteer Their Time to Help Animal League America's Rescue Efforts

When the ING NYC Marathon was canceled due to devastation left behind from Hurricane Sandy, many Team Animal League runners turned their efforts to help Animal League America with emergency relief.

Tanya Marchiol (pictured right-top), Team Animal League's celebrity runner, along with other runners (pictured right-bottom) including Ursula, Sally-Anne, Laura, Jackie and Serene, visited Animal League America this past weekend to help with our Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. They spent their time providing care and attention to animals in need and were ready to help where it was most needed.

We want to thank them for their amazing dedication to animals and appreciate all they have done for Animal League America.

Please check our Facebook page for updates and photos.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4: We Are Thankful for Our Volunteers Who Are Are Helping With Our Rescue Efforts

As our emergency rescue efforts continue, we would like to thank the many volunteers who have come out to help in this massive relief effort.

Carole (pictured right) is a part of a dedicated group of core volunteers who have been helping us since the beginning of the storm. She is with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and is a science professor at Nassau Community College. "I've been a responder to many emergency situations, including the Flight 800 disaster in 1996," said Carole, who rescued animals of all kinds as curator of Tackapausha Museum in Seaford, NY for 35 years. Carole has been putting her expertise to use by making sure all the pets entrusted to our care have exactly what they need. "It's a pleasure working with fellow professionals who are so knowledgeable and care deeply about the animals as if they were their own, until those animals can be reunited with their owners," she said. "When I helped my neighbor adopt two cats from North Shore Animal League, I had no idea that they also were such experts at emergency animal rescue. And seeing how happy the animals are makes it an even bigger pleasure." A special thanks to all the volunteers and agencies who have teamed up with us to help those effected by Hurricane Sandy.

You can read the full story of Carole's remarkable work here. Please check back here or our Facebook page for updates.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3: Our Emergency Rescue Efforts Are Growing Over at the Emergency Animal Rescue Shelter for Hurricane Sandy Evacuees and Displaced Animals.

To care for the many animals in our Mobile Rescue Units, we have moved locations to the Mitchel Field Gymnasium where we are currently housing nearly 90 owned animals whose owners were directly affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. This location can house up to 500 animals for as long as the community needs our services. 

All of the pets have arrived safely at this new location and have had many visits from their families who get to spend time playing with them or walking them around the campus. We are continuing to take in animals daily and animals have been going home once their owners have found appropriate living conditions.

The animals are being cared for 24 hours a day by our Emergency Rescue Team, as well as volunteers who have selflessly devoted their time to help ease this difficult time for the animals.

PetsSmart Charities arrived with a tracker trailer full of supplies including crates, food, blankets and other essential supplies. Donations are being dropped off daily from individuals who are looking to help any way that they can.

Through the amazing efforts of Animal League America, Nassau County Office of Emergency Management, Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Pet Safe Coalition and the Humane Society of the United States, displaced animals have a temporary home.

Meanwhile, at Animal League Headquarters in Port Washington, NY, we are still without power and are running on generators. Despite their own hardships, our dedicated staff and volunteers have been making it in everyday to care for the 650 animals in our shelter and ensure that all of their needs are met.

Please check back here or our Facebook page for updates.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2: Animal League America Continues to Provide Medical Care and Attention for Evacuated Animals

Many people in the NY/NJ region continue to sift through the rubble today left behind from Sandy, but that hasn't stopped them from thinking of their pets that they had to leave in the care of Animal League America until it is safe to bring them home. Many evacuated families that are curently staying with family or friends have come back to check on their pets at our emergency rescue operation at Mitchel Field.

"Thanks to North Shore. They are brilliant and amazing with our two dogs Hatchi and Yuki. They were so happy with the volunteers' care. That's why we are here visiting. Our dogs bring us back to reality," says Michele Elliot, whose two dogs are in the care of Animal League America while she puts her life back together.

All of the pets in our rescue units remain safe and are receiving the care and attention they need.

In order to care for the many animals in our Mobile Rescue Units, they will be relocated soon to a much larger location in close proximity. This location will be able to house up to 500 animals for as long as the community needs our services.

We are working closely with Nassau County Office of Emergency Management along with Pet Safe Coalition to ensure the well-being and safety of all.

We will continue to keep you posted on our operation.

Please check back here or our Facebook page for updates.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1: Animal League America Continues to Provide Care for Animals in Need

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many people and their pets are still displaced from their homes. The New York and surrounding region continues to work through the devastation left from the storm as Animal League America continues to assist animals in need.

Our Rescue Teams are on the ground assisting families with pets and providing shelter and care for animals in need.

Please check back here or our Facebook page for updates.

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