DETROIT (WWJ) – Thousands of cats and dogs lost their homes in Superstorm Sandy and now a Detroit group is looking to help.

Detroit Dog Rescue is taking a truckload of dog and cat food to distribute on Long Island, according to the organization’s Dante’ Dasaro.

“Every since Sandy came through and then the nor’easter – there are thousands of displaced animals on Stanton Island, Long Island, pretty much(along) the whole region, ” said Dasaro.

“Tentatively we plan on staying until Wednesday, but if something comes up that we are needed longer, we do have our problems here in Detroit with our homeless dogs,” said Dasaro. “We want to get there and help as much as we can in a short period of time and get back to the ‘D’ to start working on the epidemic here.”

Dasaro says they’ll begin distribution on Monday.

Dasaro says the 17,000 pounds of pet food was donated from Detroit K-9 Pet Supplies and others.

Find out how you can donate or volunteer with Detroit Dog Rescue, here. 


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