Monday, November 19, 2012

GOOD WORKS: Rachel Ray, ASPCA Create Temporary Home for Displaced Hurricane Sandy Pets

Reba Messina
Mutt Reporter

Two puppies that were displaced from the Rockaways play in their cage
Owners and family pets were displaced by the hundreds of thousands after hurricane Sandy. Difficult as it has been for the humans to find new or temporary housing having family pets has made it even more of a challenge especially with temporary housing.

In steps the ASPCA. The organization negotiated a lease at $20,000 per month for provide a temporary home, a 20,000-square-foot emergency boarding center that opened over the weekend in a vacant warehouse in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn for family pets.

Run with affectionate precision by a team of disaster specialists from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the shelter housed 137 animals by Sunday evening and was expected to house a few hundred, if not more, before the week was out. The center can accommodate up to 700 animals, which are permitted to stay for 30 days free of charge, with full veterinary care, until their owners can reclaim them. The stories of families and pets bouncing from home to home putting greater stressors in their lives is heartbreaking. Mutts and cats don't understand what is going on so the stress is overwhelming to them

Rachel Ray, the celebrity chef, donated $500,000 toward the rent as well as food from her line of pet food to help defray costs.  She really walks her talk!  Read more here.
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7 comments:

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

Thank God for people like her, and you, so no dog is left behind.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Kudos to Ms. Ray
Benny & Lily

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I ADORE Rachael Ray and this just gave me all the more reason to do so!

Oskar said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't forget to stop by Pet Blogs United next week for a week of giveaways.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Oskar said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't forget to stop by Pet Blogs United next week for a week of giveaways.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

What a lovely thing to do!

Tiago said...

Thank god of good people. Love to pets doesn´t know limits. Once I was on holidays in Argentina and I met a person who has in his
apartment in buenos aires 15 cats that he had recovered from the streets very ill. He was a regular guy with a regular job and live, not a crazy dude; but his love for animals was overwhelming.