Pets Brave the Wrath of Superstorm Sandy

As much of the Northeast digs out from Superstorm Sandy's devastation, it's clear that both pets and people need as much help as they can get. During the storm, pet-friendly evacuation centers up and down the coast welcomed owners and animals forced to leave their homes. And now, local animal shelters are mobilizing volunteers to provide much-needed relief to furry friends without access to important resources like food and housing.

Check out our photo gallery of pets weathering the storm, and one dog who's already "helping" with cleanup efforts in New York.

For more information on what you can do to help pets affected by Sandy, contact your local animal shelters and rescue organizations. The Humane Society is promoting a #Sandypets Twitter hashtag to collect information on disaster relief efforts for animals.

Taking Care of Pets During Superstorm Sandy

People and pets evacuate Fire Island for Hurricane Sandy

Kathy Kmonicek, AP

Passengers and their pets depart on one of the last ferries from Fire Island in New York in preparation for Superstorm Sandy.

Dog looks through car window during Hurricane Sandy

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A dog looks out the window of a car as its owner takes pictures near a seawall in Scituate, Mass.

Dogs at shelter during Superstorm Sandy

Kathy Kmonicek, AP

Sarah Korman and Michael Cumba brought their dogs, Jade, left, and Ava, to a pet shelter at Mitchell Park’s Field House in Uniondale, N.Y., after evacuating from their home in Long Beach, N.Y.

Dog on standup paddle board after Hurricane Sandy

A dog hops on a stand-up paddle board to float through a flooded street in Virginia.

Puppies at shelter during Superstorm Sandy

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Thomas Kraidy, left, plays with his dogs, Kelo, center, and King, at a pet-friendly shelter in the Milford Middle School gymnasium in Milford, Del. He was evacuated from his home in the state's capital of Dover.

Cat and owner at shelter before Superstorm Sandy

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Bill Ryan, of Inwood, N.Y., holds his cat, Amy, on Sunday at a pet shelter in Uniondale, N.Y.

Woman and dog at shelter during superstorm Sandy

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Kim Levan comforts her dog Charlie at their evacuation shelter, Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, Del.

National Guard rescues dog during Superstorm Sandy

Craig Ruttle, AP

A man and his dog prepare to board a National Guard vehicle Tuesday after leaving their flooded home at the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J.

Dog at shelter before Superstorm Sandy

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Evacuees sit with their pets and emergency supplies at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, Del.

Dog helps with Hurricane Sandy cleanup

Althea the dog helps with cleanup efforts at Brooklyn's Prospect Park.

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