Sunday Catinee: Helping Hurricane Sandy’s Animal Victims

When a disaster happens, my human is always torn between donating to the big organizations or sending money directly to local groups. The truth is that both need your help to rescue the animals affected in storms, tornadoes and earthquakes. Local groups, whose shelters may have been damaged, need assistance to help displaced rescue pets and to rebuild, while the big organizations are on the ground, helping care for pets who had to be left behind and reuniting them with their owners. The below video shows a couple of rescues performed by an animal rescue team from the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Pull out your handkerchiefs for this one:

If you can’t see the above video, click here to watch it on YouTube.

Thousands of humans and animals are still suffering from the aftereffects of Sandy, so however you choose, please give. In fact, if you want to mention a group you know of that needs help, please tell us about them in the comments and link to them below. Thanks!

BTW, thanks to A Tonk’s Tale for leading me to this video!

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  1. says

    I support the IFAW.
    Why is it that there is so little news of the fate of animals affected by a hurricane or earthquake or other disaster. It always makes me sad.
    Thanks for posting about this very important issue!

  2. says

    What a terrific video. We sure didn’t know anything about IFAW. What a great organization. Wish we had some money to donate to them. Thanks for the video. Take care.

  3. says

    That’s one of the most amazing videos we’ve ever seen. Lots of tears here…we are so grateful for the rescuers and their dedication and compassion. We needed extra kleenex when the woman and her kitties were reunited.
    Katie & Glogirly

  4. says

    oh, this made our mom’s eyes all leaky. Bless the folks from IFAW and the other rescue organizations. thanks for sharing the movie, Sparkle :)

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  5. Katie Bella says

    Thank you Sparkle for the video and telling us about furbabies that need help as well as their humans. I also wonder why not anything that mom and I have seen or rea has addressed this so I am particularly glad you did. xxoo

  6. says

    Thank you for sharing this video, Sparkle. You’re so right … we used a bunch of hankies watching it. What vital and amazing work IFAW and other groups like them are doing.

  7. says

    We had heard of this group and the excellent work they are doing. Believe it or not, we still have one cousin who lives in Princeton NJ who doesn’t have water, although she finally has her power back on.

  8. says

    Isn’t that just SO cool? We made mommy donate after she wiped the tears away 😉 (wasn’t too hard, she’d already reached for her plastic card thingy after seeing those reunions!!)

    Hey, we just gotted your calendar on order – WOOT!

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