In the midst of Hurricane Sandy hundreds of people and their pets were displaced from their homes, with some of the tragic stories still unfolding.
For many people who had been facing the approaching disaster saving their pet has become a task not less vital than saving their own lives. Thousands of superstorm victims were searching for any opportunity not to part with their pets – be it a hotel accepting people with animals, a shelter or staying with a relative or a friend.
Some 15 million dogs, 14 million cats and 1.5 million horses were in Hurricane Sandy's path, according to the American Humane Association.
Just hours before Superstorm Sandy hit New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg announced that all the shelters in the city are pet friendly and that some 70 pets had already checked in.
But since Sandy left there are thousands of pets in need shelter as their homes have been destroyed or temporary unable to be occupied.