How to Help Pets Post Superstorm Sandy
It was heartwarming to read in the New York Times yesterday that dogs are being welcomed into Chase Bank on 3rd Avenue in New York while people from lower Manhattan without power charge their phones. Apparently, this is not an uncommon scene in Manhattan this week. We’ve made much progress since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. As Care2 blogger Cherise Udell told us in her post “Hurricane Sandy and New York City Pets” the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act was passed in 2006, which made it mandatory for local and state governments to include plans for pets and service animals in their emergency procedures.
However, there are still many animals in need as a result of the devastation that Superstorm Sandy left behind. Rescue Ink in Long Island found foster homes for all of their animals in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. But while the animals are all safe, they can’t yet be brought back to the shelter to help them get adopted, since the shelter is under water and sustained great damage. According to the Rescue Ink Facebook page, “Rescue Ink isn’t your typical rescue organization. These tough-talking tattooed bikers aren’t afraid to use their verbal muscle-power to take the fight against animal abuse to the next level, within the boundaries of the law. The group uses their intimidating presence to shame and report animal abusers and rehabilitate distressed animals.” They have given their hearts and souls to help neglected and abused animals. And now they need our help. Rescue Ink quickly started an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to help raise the funds needed to rebuild their shelter. In addition to money, they are in need of computer equipment, washers, dryers, and other electronics.
If you’d like to donate computer equipment, dryer, or other items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. I just emailed her to find out how to donate Through a Dog’s Ear music. The clinically tested music that is increasing adoption rates in over 1,500 shelters and rescues worldwide will help bring calm after the storm, both when their shelter is rebuilt and in the temporary foster homes. Thanks, in advance, for helping in any way that you can.
Photo Credit: Rescue Ink
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