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Sandy animal rescue grants top $90,000

Rescue teams go door to doorSo far, GreaterGood.org has sent more than $90,000 in grants to organizations providing daily assistance to animals and pet owners impacted by Superstorm Sandy. This funding has come through Gifts That Give More [tm] program hosted on all GreaterGood Network websites, "Click Here To Give" program, and special product sales at The Animal Rescue Site store, among other activities on the popular cause-orientated website.

Since November 5, GreaterGood.org grants have been sent weekly to both local groups and national nonprofits working to help the animal victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Many of the local groups receiving grants were impacted themselves by flooding, loss of power, or other damage but continued their mission despite the damage to their facilities or obstacles faced by their staff. These include the following nonprofits located in New Jersey: Humane Society of Atlantic County, Woodbridge Animal Shelter, St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, and Animal Alliance.  Additional assistance has gone to Animal Lifeline and Red Rover as well.

National organizations such as Rescue Bank, ASPCA, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and the Humane Society of United States (HSUS) have provided much needed supplies and temporary shelters for animals whose owners are cleaning up their homes or searching for a place to live.

Rescue Bank has shipped twelve truckloads of pet food or the equivalent of 1.5 million bowls of food to Paterson, Teterboro, and Atlantic City, New Jersey; Hauppauge, Hicksville, and New York, New York; Charleston, West Virginia; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. GreaterGood.org’s grant to this longtime charity partner helped offset the cost of distribution throughout the region.

Both IFAW and HSUS are conducting door-to-door searches for animals trapped in damaged homes or left behind following mandatory evacuations in New York and New Jersey prior to the storm. They are also offering assistance to pet owners still struggling with clean-up or loss of power, including the boarding of pets until it is safe for them to return home.

ASPCA recently opened a shelter in Brooklyn to provide housing for pets from Rockaway and other badly flooded New York neighborhoods.

Through the end of November, this “click” donations at The Animal Rescue Site will be devoted to groups working on  clean-up, rebuilding, and animal rescue in areas impacted by Superstorm Sandy

 

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