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Remembering Hurricane Sandy One Year Later: Pet Rescue Photos

It’s hard to believe that it has been one year since Hurricane Sandy hit. Last October 29th saw a kind of destruction never before seen in the New York tri-state area. And it wasn’t just the tri-state area that was affected; 24 states in total were impacted by the superstorm.

Among those affected by the incredibly powerful storm were the most vulnerable: our pets.

All around the country, people immediately pitched in to help the innocent cats, dogs and other pets who needed to be assistance. Niki Dawson, director of disaster services for the Humane Society of the United States said that many animals were saved due to shelters being animal friendly: “Pets were either being welcomed at human shelters, or other resources were being provided if human shelters didn’t welcome pets.”

Still, thousands of animals were displaced, lost, hurt, and ailing. PetSmart Charities was one of the many organizations that immediately sprang into action to help reunite missing pets and care for those that needed food, help, hugs, and love.

As we remember what happened during that devastating week one year ago, we would like to honor those people who went above and beyond their call of duty saving animal lives all around. PetSmart Charities’ photojournalist, Sherrie Buzby chronicled how one organization came to the rescue of precious animals lives during Hurricane Sandy.

See her amazing photos below:

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    Remembering Hurricane Sandy One Year Later: Pet Rescues
  • By The Numbers 2 of 15
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    PetSmart Charities' Emergency Relief program delivered 450 tons of critical supplies such as pet food, crates and leashes to help pets affected by Sandy. 

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

  • Big Effort 3 of 15
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    The deployment of pet goods for Hurricane Sandy was the largest in the program's history.

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

  • The Sum of It All 4 of 15
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    In total, over 60,000+ pets were supported in the span of three weeks!

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

  • Safe and Sound 5 of 15
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    This poor pup was housed in a temporary facility until his owners could be located.

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

  • Food Prep 6 of 15
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    When Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast in October 2012, the PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief
    team quickly began rescue efforts.

     

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

  • Multi State Campaign 7 of 15
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    In the weeks that followed the natural disaster, the team assisted storm-affected pets in New York as well as neighboring states, such as New Jersey, Connecticut, West Virginia and Maryland.

     

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

  • All Pets Welcome 8 of 15
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    Not only were dogs and cats were also included in the rescue effort, but also ferrets and rabbits.

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

  • Intake Process 9 of 15
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    Pets were evaluated for medical issues and given some much needed TLC.

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

  • Providing Comfort 10 of 15
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    Beds and blankets helped comfort scared animals.

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

  • The Whole Family Was Welcome 11 of 15
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    Families who had lost their homes were allowed to stay with their pets at many rescue shelters.

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

  • Pet Therapy 12 of 15
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    Having pets to care for also helped children and adults cope with their own grief.

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

  • Saving New Life 13 of 15
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    This poor lil pup was only a few weeks old when Sandy struck.

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

  • Puppy Power 14 of 15
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    There is nothing quite as healing as a puppy.

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

  • Senior Privilege 15 of 15
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    This elderly lady was properly pampered by the PetSmart crew.

    Image: Sherrie Buzby, PetSmart Charities' photographer

Follow Danielle on Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest (where she maintains an ‘Adorable Pups’ board), or find her at her blog, Some Puppy To Love.

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