OHS will aid shelter operations, learn lessons.
Oregon Humane Society workers will head to New York to help the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals operate a shelter for pets displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
"The people who are left homeless from the store can have their animals here, they can visit with their pets," said Barbara Baugnon, a spokeswoman for OHS. "But we're going to be responsible to make sure they get out, they get fed and are taken care of until these pets can go home."
OHS's Technical Animal Rescue Team has also aided pet shelter operations following other disasters, including Hurricane Katrina - a good way to educate themselves for potential disasters at home.
"If something were to happen here in Oregon, we want to be prepared. We want to see how people set up a temporary shelter so we can be best prepared to help the pets of Oregon."
*Photo courtesy of the Oregon Humane Society