Good news: If you have a pet in NYC help is one the way!
Animal welfare agencies are pulling together to offer emergency rescue and sheltering of animals in anticipation of the hurricane.
The ASPCA just announced:
"For families who must evacuate, the City’s evacuation centers, as well as its emergency shelters, will be pet friendly, and people are encouraged to evacuate with their pets. Low-lying areas of the city that are most at risk for flooding and other damage and are designated as “Zone A” low-lying areas in the Coastal Storm Plan include Coney Island and Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn, Far Rockaway and Broad Channel in Queens, South Beach, Midland Beach, and other low-lying areas on Staten Island, and Battery Park City in Manhattan."
We are so happy to hear the city hasn't for gotten about it's furry citizens!
BUT keep in mind: emergency animal rescue is a last resort! You can prevent your pet from needing to be rescued by being prepared. Get steps on how to prepare yourself for Hurricane Irene HERE!
[Image via WENN.]