OHS staffer Emily Davidsohn comforting a dog in NY
Staff and volunteers from the Oregon Humane Society are providing hands-on help to animals left homeless in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Three OHS staff members have just finished a eight-day assignment at a massive emergency animal shelter in Brooklyn, with a second group of three volunteers scheduled to depart Dec. 17.
"We are truly grateful to have such a wonderful group of responders from the Oregon Humane Society work with us on this response,"said the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which organized the shelter.
Animal disaster experts from around the country are helping to care for pets in a massive warehouse in Brooklyn that was transformed into a pet shelter. Many of the animals are frightened of people and require skilled handlers to provide food, exercise and basic medical care.
The first OHS group that departed for New York included OHS staff members Linda Fielder, Emily Davidsohn and Wendy Reimer, all members of the OHS Investigations team. The volunteers who will be leaving on Dec. 17th include Ulli Neitch, John Thoeni and Karin Maczko. All three are members of the OHS Technical Animal Rescue Team.