By Nancy E. Hassel, LIPetPlace.com
Many places are still offering help if you have been displaced and have no where to bring your pet. See below for an updated list of pet organizations and businesses offering assistance. They are doing a tremendous job helping families and their pets get through this storm-a big thank you to everyone lending a hand in whatever way you can!
As Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the East Coast, many people have been evacuated and many of those people own pets. We are lucky that now, there are more and more pet friendly emergency shelters offering assistance to pet owners so they don’t ride out the storm with their pets when they should already be evacuated.
However, we know some people wait until the last minute or don’t know where they can go with their pets, so here is a comprehensive list of available places. I will be updating this as more information comes in to me. Please be safe, make sure you pet has proper ID on at all times, proper collars (so he or she can’t slip out of them), extra water, their food, extra leash, any medication they might be on, etc. Pets can get very scared during a storm like this, so please be careful!
For emergency shelters and privately owned pet businesses that are able to help, please see below:
- For Suffolk County residents go to this link to find out more information click here to find out what county government offers: Pet Friendly Shelters in Suffolk County.
- In Westhampton Beach, East End Boarding Kennel is open, fully supplied, staffed and sits almost 20 ft above sea level. There phone number is: (631) 288-7292.
- Pet Sitter Jen Devine of Devine Solutions can also help if you need it in the Huntington area. Contact her at (631) 697-5995.
- Lisa Mongiell of Innovative Pet Care Services in Stony Brook can board small animals, birds, and reptiles. Owners will need to bring enclosure, and food. Call (631) 433-6679.
- K9 Clubhouse in West Babylon can help between Sunday and Tuesday if you need to suddenly get your dog to a safe place after our business hours, don’t panic, they can assist you. Call 631-609-7518 and they will help you.
- Pamper ur Poochie Parlor in Selden is offering assistance to families that need to board their dogs. (631) 860 3093.
- Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) is the official evacuation center for pets for the Town of East Hampton. Call (631) 537-0400 for more info.
- Hounds Town in Port Jefferson is open if anyone needs help there. Call Marianne Carrano Deszcz at (631) 404-5605.
- The Groomery in Stony Brook is offering assistance housing cats dogs and any birds and reptiles that people cannot bring with them. If you need help contact Melissa at (631) 751-7815.
- Jungle Bob’s Reptile World in Centereach is helping if you have reptiles or turtles, etc. They are housing pets for a $5 fee per night. Please call (631) 737-6474
- Nassau County government set up a shelter for pets at Mitchel Athletic Complex, Administration Building, in Uniondale. This opened at 3pm today.
- Animal Lovers League is taking pets from residents of City of Glen Cove, NY. Call (516) 676-5913 for more info.
- Crawford Dog and Animal Hospital have spaces available at our kennel, located at 2135 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park, NY. Call Keith Niesenbaum, VMD at (516) 746-1566. They currently have room for 50 dogs 10-20 cats. Some small pocket pets.
- Jo-Mar Dog Grooming in Floral Park has limited space available call (516) 488-2705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bid-a-wee in Wantagh, 3300 Beltagh Avenue,Wantagh call(516) 785-6153.
- Last Hope Animal Shelter in Wantagh, 3300 Beltagh Avenue, can take about 6 to 8 dogs, call Linda Stuurman at (631) 664-5481.
- Also check out Pet Safe Coalition’s website too.
- For Horse owners, you can keep updated on Facebook on the Horse Evacuations East page.