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Helping Pets in Sandy’s Aftermath

It’s been a few weeks now since we faced Hurricane Sandy, and as we continue to move through the recovery phase, I thought I’d take a few minutes to share how Petco and the Petco Foundation are helping animals affected by Sandy.

As always in disasters like this, The Petco Foundation has been in constant touch with the Red Cross, Foundation and regional animal-welfare agencies to assist animals in need. We’ve been working as quickly as possible to fulfill requests of from our partners all across the area.

We’ve sent trucks with pallets of pet food, litter and supplies to our New York stores in Staten Island, Union Square and Middletown, so our animal welfare partners and Red Cross representatives in the area can pick up whatever they need, whenever they can. We worked with Rock & Rawhide to host a hurricane relief event at our Union Square store in Manhattan on Nov. 10, and partnered with Mayor’s Alliance for NYC to deliver pet food and supplies collected at that event to the hardest hit areas in New York and New Jersey.

This week, the Foundation is working with Petmate to send complete set-ups for cat housing (including crates, litter pans, litter, beds, bowls, food and toys) to our store in Edison, N.J., for donation to several of our local rescue partners who have taken in stray cats and owned cats for long-term housing. So many residents who still cannot return home have had to either give up their cats or place them in long-term foster care. These set-ups will make it much easier for our partners and their clients to house a cat.

To date, the Petco Foundation has donated more than $180,000 worth of food and supplies to help care for pets affected by this monster storm, and we continue to assess the needs of our partners and provide help wherever we can.


If you represent a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in need of assistance with animals affected by Sandy, please send an email to with your name, phone number, a description of your need (food, supplies, quantities, etc.) and the Petco store nearest you, and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

Here’s a list of the hard-working animal welfare partners we’ve helped so far


Zanis Rescue
All About Spay/Neuter
Sara Clark – rescuer
K9 Karen Olsen – rescuer
Islip Animal Shelter
Animal Lovers League Glen Cove Animal Shelter
Babylon Animal Shelter
Heavenly Angels Rescue
Town of Oyster Bay Shelter
Bobbi & The Strays
Charles Henderson Animal Rescue
Eva’s Cat Rescue
Animal Haven
Redhook Dog Rescue
Infinite Hope
Kitty Kind
2000 Spay and Neuters
Mayor’s Alliance NYC
Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter:

Angels on Earth Rescue
Feline Rescue of Staten Island
PLUTO Rescue
Staten Island Hope Rescue
Anarchy Animal Rescue
Christian Pentecostal Church
Modified K9
Guardians of Rescue

Union Township Animal Shelter
Liberty Humane Society
Jersey Animal Coalition
Pathway to Hope
Animal Welfare Federation of NJ
American Humane
All About Animals
Toms River Township
Monmouth County SPCA
Animal Birth Control (ABC)
St Hubert’s
Seers Farms
Poor Animals of St Francis
Animal Rescues R US
NJ Rescues Felines

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