Animal and pet welfare organization Bideawee has suffered unimaginable damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and needs your help!
According to the Bidewee website, despite prior planning and precautions for Hurricane Sandy, they will be feeling the impact of this historical storm for a very long time.
Bideawee in Manhattan has been on the edge of the East River for more than 100 years and suffered heavy flooding when the storm surge pushed the river over its banks. The rush of water swamped the isolation units and holding areas and destroyed the elevator that is used to transport animals from the adoption center to the animal hospital to receive their life-saving medical care. Due to this damage, Bideawee is still not open in Manhattan and can’t serve the needs of the animals and people that rely on us.
Thankfully, all of the animals were evacuated safely to their Wantagh facility on Long Island, which has been relying on generator power since the storm first hit metropolitan New York. Their dedicated staff has been working around the clock, but they truly need our help. After a recent generator failure, the staff has been caring for animals by using flashlights and extra blankets.
To repair all of the damage from Sandy and to return to providing pets the care, compassion and safe-haven will take hundreds of thousands of dollars that Bideawee needs.
Their website states a heartfelt message: “In our time of greatest need, your help will enable us to mend our facilities so we can ensure Bideawee’s future of mending animals’ broken hearts and bones and finding them forever homes.”