Today's post is a mixture of silly and serious. Given all the cuteness that Halloween tends to bring out in our furry punkins'- I offer you today's photo gallery...just a taste of what is to come next week.
As for the more serious...On the heels of hurricane Sandy, many animal advocates are asking me how best to help the animals still stranded and affected by the disaster. There are two organizations to which I can confidently refer people.
Kinship Circle is a remarkable non-profit group run by Brenda Shoss, who I spoke with just prior to Sandy's landfall. Kinship Circle volunteers have been on the ground working directly with FEMA, in areas that have been hit-
they are working around the clock to save stranded animals. Brenda and I worked together during hurricane Katrina and I can say without reservation that she is completely dedicated to the animals and those concerned about them.
Another organization in the center of this disaster is The Humane Society of New York. I have been getting regular updates from executive director Sandra Defeo, who stayed at the shelter to assure the animals were safe and cared for.
With regard to both of the above organizations, you can feel totally confidant that your funds are going directly to help the animals who are desperately in need!
Donations to both of the above groups are entirely tax deductible.
You can also sign up to volunteer for disasters with Kinship Circle - but right now, funds are essential!
Thank you so much for your concern!
Dr. Pia Salk