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Hurricane Sandy: Pets Are A Priority For Some Hit By Storm


Animals  (tags: Hurricane Sandy animal victims, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, animals, animalrights )

Cal
- 674 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Entwined with the human costs of the storm, which killed more than 100 people and caused billions of dollars in damage, is another significant toll - that of the cherished pets that died or were left behind as families fled for their lives



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John S. (303)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:58 am
Noted. At least there was some attempt to get people to take pets with them, I guess no one thought it would be this bad.
 

Christeen Anderson (488)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:58 am
So very sad.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 7:30 am
After Katrina I signed every petition I saw to make taking pets with to evacuate possible!
 

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 7:31 am
I understand completely why people are deeply concerned for their pets during this storm. I feel for the animals and their humans.
 

naomi cohen (44)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 7:56 am
i don't understand how anyone would 'flee for their lives' and leave their animals to die. signed.
 

Sheila S. (64)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 7:59 am
If you scroll down the page a bit, there are some incredible photos of the damage. Thanks for posting.
 

Kim H. (0)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 8:59 am
I feel so very sad for all the pets that were left behind, lost, or killed by this horrible storm. I feel that alongside setting up shelters for humans when such tragedies strike we should be setting up shelters for pets too. The reason I am making this suggestion is that shelters are notoriously bad about letting pet owners bring their animals into shelters with them. It just seems to me that DVM's should get together and figure out a solution for sheltering pets since they are the most qualified to make correct decisions concerning the care of animals in the event of any catastrophic emergency.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:24 pm
Noted! I just hope that none of these people ran off and left their animals when this occurred as if they did then those are the people who i feel nothing for considering their loses! The same as Katrina, to many people just bolted and left their animals behind and to do that to an animal who has been so loyal to you and one to just leave it behind is like leaving a child behind and anyone who would do that needs to lose everything!
 

Kate A. (10)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 4:59 pm
Noted I stayed behind with my pets
 

Jules W. (61)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 5:01 pm
Very sadly , noted.
 

kye j. (41)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 6:13 pm
I would NEVER EVER leave without my fur kids
 

candice peters (0)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 8:32 pm
bless everyone for their efforts in saving these animals and for all the donations sent in
 

. (6)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 9:42 pm
Very sad, How could you leave them behind?
 

Carol Cook (5)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 12:23 am
so sad, the poor pets don't understand what has happened. I know I would risk my life for my pets.
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 1:59 am
noted
 

Arthur S. (88)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:28 am
It is important for each and every person that owns a pet to have a disaster plan in motion. I have a crate for my animals and thank you Cal this just gave me the idea to stock up on freeze dried food. I put all of this into the crate since my animals don't sleep in it. In case of a fire here in California my pets are my first priority.

It is so upsetting for all of those pets that have lost touch with their owners, or even lost their owner. Thankfully, there are people that rush in to help out and try to give these animals some calming love.
 

Michelle R. (5)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 4:39 pm
noted
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:50 pm
Noted and Tnx Cal :-0
 
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