How to Help Hurricane Sandy Animals in Need

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Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, but the effects of the storm are long term. Many shelters are still in need of donations and fosters. There are pets still waiting to be reunited with their owners.

Here’s what you can do today to help animals effected by Hurricane Sandy, and we encourage you to keep volunteering, fostering, donating and supporting your local rescues and shelters.

Foster a Hurricane Sandy Animal in need here on Sandy’s Fosters Facebook page.

Found pets: 

New York City hotline: 347-573-1561

New Jersey hotline: 855-407-4787

Connecticut: dial 2-1-1

Places to Donate 

Barkbox has teamed up with to send food, crates and beds to a NY animal shelter that was affected by Hurricane Sandy. You can help, too!

ASPCA: Help the ASPCA rescue animals, reunite them with their families, distribute critical supplies and provide veterinary care.

Humane Society of the United States: Text ANIMALS to 20222 to donate $10 to The Humane Society Disaster Relief Fund.

Adopt NY Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund: Adopt NY is collecting donations and assisting the 44 lifesaving rescue groups in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Best Friends Donation Drop Off Locations: Donate food, toys, blankets through Best Friends drop off locations in Manhattan and New Jersey.

New Jersey SPCA: New Jersey SPCA has rescued hundreds of animals in the last two weeks, and has set up a 24 hour hotline to help reunite owners with missing animals.

If you are interested in saving an animal, now’s the time! Making space in a local shelter or rescue is one of the best things you can do to help.

Know of a rescue or shelter that needs help? Let us know in the comments below!


Dr. Katy Nelson

10 years ago