Transport Brings New Jersey Cats to Maine, as Hurricane Sandy Displacement Continues

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“Here’s Laura with Ruby getting ready to settle in for the long drive home to Maine.
Photos via Greater Androscoggin Humane Society at Facebook.


The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society in Lewiston, Maine recently picked up 45 adult cats from the Monmouth County SPCA in New Jersey, to relieve overcrowding in the storm ravaged region. The cats, which not made homeless by the storm, are being shared between GAHS and  other cooperating Maine shelters, and are available with fee-waived adoptions.  The transport allowed Monmouth County SPCA help strays and owner surrenders who have been displaced by the storm.

The other shelters are: Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, Westbrook; Animal Welfare Society, West Kennebunk; Bangor Humane Society, Bangor; Coastal Humane Society, Brunswick; Franklin County Animal Shelter, Farmington; Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, Lewiston; Humane Society Waterville area, Waterville; Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, Windham.

The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society filled a van with supplies to help animals affected by Hurricane Sandy and drove to New Jersey on Wednesday, December 5. The van was back home in Maine Thursday night with the rescued pets. The mission also brought back some small dogs transported from Alabama.



December 4: “Here we are prepping the crates for tomorrow’s pick up of rescue cats.”


“The van is packed and ready for take off! 45 crates filled with TONS of supplies for animals affected by Sandy. Here we come NJ!”


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