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The Daily News' Hurricane Sandy relief mission focused on the animal
kingdom Wednesday, with staffers ferrying hundreds of pounds of pet food
to a Brooklyn shelter packed with pooches, pussies and even parakeets
left homeless by the howling superstorm.
More than 20 big bags of grub had been collected by Park Slope Parents, but the mom's group lacked the personnelpower to distribute it.
“Thank you,” Casey himself said while the bags were quickly unloaded as snow fell.
Casey's menagerie has grown by 50 since Sandy struck, and he is
expecting to take in 30 more critters over the next few days at his two
Right now, he said, “we're at capacity.”
Casey introduced a reporter to some of the animals he and his
volunteers have taken in from the storm. Many of man's best friends are
in desperate need of a good home.
Aaron Showalter for New York Daily News
Some of the lucky animals helped by the donations.
First up was a shy but beautiful German
Shepherd that was found frightened and terrified on Coney Island Ave.
after the storm. It looked up at a reporter with sad eyes.
Then there was the tiny orange and white kitten, found on
flooded Bay Parkway in Brooklyn. Just five weeks old, it purred
contentedly as it nestled inside a reporter's arms.
Casey said his group has also taken in several exotic animals from
Breezy Point, the ravaged Rockaways neighborhood. He said their owners
needed a safe place for them to stay while they are rebuilding.
To get a look a look online at the available animals, go to Petfinder.com and plug in the ZIP code 11218.
The News' zoological mission of mercy was the fourth phase of our post-Sandy relief effort.
The first truck went Sunday to the ravaged Rockaways, where dozens of
hungry, tired and cold residents received clean clothes and warm
blankets that were piled high in the truck.
The second News truck made it to Coney Island on Monday; there, badly
needed clothes, blankets, water, diapers, nonperishable food and other
items were unloaded by the light of flashlights.
And Tuesday, a Daily News truck made it to storm-shattered Staten
Island with enough fixings to feed 3,000 people and lots of badly needed
The News got the relief drive rolling Saturday with a $100,000 donation
from the paper's chairman and publisher, Mortimer B. Zuckerman.
Aaron Showalter for New York Daily News
Sean Casey holds carries donated blankets into his Animal Rescue shelter in Brooklyn.
Since then, the fund has grown to more than $225,000 thanks to generous
contributions from “The X Factor” judge Simon Cowell, Z-100's Elvis
Duran, Mets honcho Jeff Wilpon, the Manhattan Institute, Porschla Kidd,
wife of Knicks point guard Jason Kidd, and hundreds of readers.
The News' drive is also getting a boost from USA Track & Field New York, which is hosting a special 5K race on Nov. 18.
“Each runner is paying an entry fee of $25 per person and all the
proceeds will go to the Daily News Charities,” said president Lauren
Primerano. “Our goal is to have at least 1,000 people in the race.”
The News has also set up a PayPal account that will enable readers to
donate online at nydn.com/sandyappeal. You can also donate by scanning
the square matrix bar code on this page with your smartphone.
Meanwhile, dozens of other groups — including some taking their cues
from the News' drive — have been speeding relief to the city.
The United States Tennis Association delivered some $300,000 worth of
clothing, bottled water, soap and other items to relief checkpoints in
Queens and kicked in $100,000 to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York. RELATED: SENIOR FATALLY STRUCK BY RELIEF TRUCK
“New York is the U.S. Open's home, and we want to aid in the rapid
recovery of the city, as well as help as many people as we can directly
in our home borough of Queens,” said USTA chief Jon Vegosen.
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company donated $2.5 million to
Hurricane Sandy cleanup and relief efforts in New York, New Jersey and
And some 10,000 donors have contributed more than $32 million to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City for storm relief.
On Wednesday, Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia and manager Joe Girardi
gave a new meaning to pinstripe pride by unloading supplies for the
needy at Yankee Stadium.