VIDEO: A Place For Pet Victims of Hurricane Sandy


CARNEYS POINT - Superstorm Sandy victims used Seer Farms to take care of close to 600 pets while they got back on their feet.
“We were founded in 2008 as a community service organization to help families that were going through crisis,” said Laura Pople, Founder and Executive Director at Seer Farms.
Pople saw it as a place for fire or flood victims to house their pets safely while they figured out their living situation. Once Superstorm Sandy hit, Seer Farms had to open up a second location here in Carneys Point for all the animals in need of a temporary home.
“1,000s of people are still not in their homes and many of them are pet families," said Pople. "And those individuals need a place for their pets while their homes are being restored, renovated, or elevated.”
While families wait for their homes to be complete, they’ll have a place to keep their furry friends.
“Reunion days are always the best days," said Pople. "People are so excited to be coming back and to be getting their animals back."
Seer Farms has reunited more than 500 pets with 220 families.
“You never know if you or someone you know will need the services we offer," said Pople. "And we’re grass roots funded so if you think what we’re doing is great please donate.”

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