If you had to evacuate your home immediatly, I'm sure you would try to save all members of your family, including your pets.  Sadly, that's not the case for some people who evacuated during Tropical Storm Irene.  I truly believe that if it's not safe for you to stay, it's not safe for your pet to stay.  Regardless, several animals are lost and looking for their families.

Kerrie, at the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley , told WGNA that "there are still many animals roaming around. If anybody does find any dog or cat, please call the shelter (518-296-8390), so we can make arrangements to have them picked up or brought here for temporary housing. We are a no-kill shelter, we are taking in anything that we can, and we'll hold 'em for as long as they need to be held."

Several animals already found by the ASPCA Rescue crew are listed on the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley's Pet Finder Website.

The animal shelter is crowded, and to make room for the additional furry residents displaced from their families, the shelter is looking for foster homes. If you can temporarily open your hearts and home to a lost lonely pet, Kerrie says "It's easy! Just come down, fill out a foster application, meet and greet with an animal and see if it's something you're interested in doing."

Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley
304 Howes Cave Rd, Howes Cave
New York 12092
518-296-8390
ASSV@Midtel.net
www.animalshelterofschoharievalley.org