There are plenty of ways to help with Hurricane Sandy disaster relief -- for everyone concerned about the animals affected by the storm, there are def ways you can help our furry friends. Animal lovers, take a look!
+ Donate to the ASPCA
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is taking donations so they can rescue, shelter, feed and take care of pets who are suffering because of Sandy. You can donate on their website or by calling 1-800-628-0028. PetSmart Charities has also hooked up with the ASPCA and you can donate to them on their website or call 1-800-423-PETS.
+ Text Donations to The Humane Society
You already know about texting to donate to the Red Cross, but did you know you can also text and donate $10 specifically to help animals impacted by Sandy? Just text ANIMALS to 20222 and $10 will go to The Humane Society of the United States, the country’s biggest animal protection org.
+ Report Lost & Found Pets
If you are in the area hit by Sandy and have either lost a pet or found one, you can go to the Facebook page “Hurricane Sandy Lost and Found Pets.” Put up pictures of pets you’ve found or pets you’ve lost, and good luck! You can also call The Humane Society of the United States to report lost, missing or left behind pets at 1-855-407-HSUS.
+ Donate Supplies to Shelters
Petfinder is keeping up-to-date on supplies that various shelters need. Maybe you can’t afford to give money, but you can give old blankets or used pet supplies. Many places would also be appreciative of dog and cat food. Check out what different shelters are asking for and see if you have something that would help.
+ Use #SandyPets On Twitter
News is constantly changing in regards to Hurricane Sandy. Stay informed on Twitter on animal rescues and how to help in other ways by perusing tweets with the hashtag #SandyPets. One good example: a Nor'Easter hit New York City last night and ASPCA tweeted a 24-hour hotline -- 347-573-156 -- to report pets who needed rescue during the storm.
Let's hope that we continue to read heartwarming stories of pets being reunited with their owners and hey, maybe in the near future you'll be helping a reunion happen!