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Hurricane Sandy Rescue Story: Yammie Safe and Sound While Dad Hard at Work

Dominic Lampasi has been working nearly non-stop since the storm hit. As a social health investigator for the Nassau County Department of Health, Dominic is one of the many heroic county workers putting in long hours helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

But Dominic's own home in Babylon suffered severe damage. More worrisome, his job has kept him away from his beautiful dog Yammie, a Pit Bull mix he rescued in 2005.

"Yammie has been in the dark and cold while I'm working, and I felt so horrible for her," he says. "I wanted to be able to keep working and giving aid to those who have lost their homes, but I need Yammie to be taken care of while I'm gone."

On Saturday, November 3, Dominic brought Yammie to the animal shelter at Mitchel Field gymnasium, so she had a warm, safe place to stay while he's helping others.

"She's the greatest dog, and I'm so glad to know that she will be taken care of by people who love animals as much as I do," says Dominic. "Until I'm able to take her home, she'll be fine."

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