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How to Help Pets Post Superstorm Sandy

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 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

Have you seen the new Adoptable Pets page on Care2? Check it out here! Please also share with your friends. Wed love your help in finding homes for these adorable animals!

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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.


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6:23AM PDT on May 30, 2013

One of the members has already been arrested for stealing from donors. Where is the rest of the money though? What about the other members of Rescue Ink? Look for "Rescue Ink = The Facts" on Facebook and learn where and how this animal "rescue" spends your dollars and learn about how animals died in their care due to neglect.

4:59PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Nice people care about pets, let people who have the give-- also care about people and give some give to get people through the cold or wet winter weather. So glad that this article is posted.

4:40AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

3:24AM PST on Nov 12, 2012

Glad for the help provided but more concerned about Guy Fawkes Night/week/month celebrations in England.

5:55PM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Awesome...ty Rescue Ink......

9:17AM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Big men with big hearts for animals! That's awesome!

6:42AM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Thanks they need all the help they can get!

7:34AM PST on Nov 6, 2012

Great to see. Good karma!!

2:57PM PST on Nov 5, 2012

thank you to the bikers.

1:03AM PST on Nov 5, 2012

Thanks to those wonderful strong bikers for their efforts and good deeds.

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