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The power went out at Animal Alliance's Planned Pethood Clinic & Adoption Center in Lambertville, NJ, as Sandy roared overhead. Then it stayed out -- eleven days and counting when Annie Trinkle wrote a thank you note to GreaterGood.org. A $10,000 disaster grant made it possible for the shelter to get a generator and replace supplies. "We are so grateful. The cats would have frozen without your help!" she said.
Another warm spot in their long period of no power were the many people who turned up at the shelter to foster or adopt pets.
Nancy Little and her 97-year-old mother decided to adopt Cheddar (shown right). Craig Andrew and his partner fostered the dog Maggie, who needed special care due to leg injuries suffered pre-Sandy. "They drove her multiple times to the surgeon for bandage changes despite the miserable driving conditions," Trinkle said.
Carolyn Holdsworth, owner of the Nurture Spa, dropped off a a donation of linens from the spa and dog food. Terry B adopted a red Chihuahua, Trixie, from Animal Alliance and used her years of experience as a FEMA employee to help the groupnavigate its way through an extended power outage. She also brought them flashlights, lanterns, and lots of batteries, reported Trinkle.
GreaterGood.org's donation to Animal Alliance's recovery was made possible through the support of The Animal Rescue Site.
Photo of Cheddar and his new family courtesy of Animal Alliance.