Superstorm Sandy Victim Reunited With Dog

John Schriffen reports on storm's impact on people's pets.
3:09 | 01/06/13

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network, espn. This morning we've great reunion. A woman who lost her home during superstorm sandy finally back together with her dog. Look at that. Reunited. Pets, they're sometimes the forgotten victims and this morning the aspca has an urgent message with scores who are unclaimed. Good morning. During hurricane sandy hundreds of animals were either left bend or couldn't be cared for anymore. That's where the aspca stepped in reuniting owners trying to get back on their own feet with their four-legged friends. Jordan clark is finally bringing her dog midnight home. It's kind of surreal. Kind of like it's over but feels like christmas morning like just to be able to be back to him. Reporter: Clark was living in the rockaways in queens, new york, when she lost everything including her house in hurricane sandy. To lose everything your possessions is one thing but to lose your family would be horrible. So if it wasn't for them I don't even want to think what would have happened. Reporter: Clark displaced had no way to care for midnight and her kitten carrie then she found this place. Basically saved my family. Reporter: A temporary boarding facility for four-legged victims of sandy. The aspca reacted quickly starting up the shelter helping nearly 16,000 animals sandy affected areas. Yesterday there were 19 happy reunions but there are still 130 displaced pets at this emergency shelter waiting to be claimed. Some point it's not the best environment for a pet to be in an emergency facility. Reporter: As time ticks on, these cute animals can't remain in these cages. The ultimate goal to get them back home with their families but if that's not possible then it's to get them into a foster where they can at least start filling that sense of normalcy and being with family members. Reporter: Robin parkinson was living in far rockaway in queens, new york, whether everything she owned also got washed away and hopes to bring her two dogs home in the next few weeks. When I'm able to bring my girls home, it will be christmas, new year's, my birthday, all in one package. And that temporary shelter is now closing. The aspca warns if owners do not come and claim their pets they put up for adoption or sent into foster care. This is snow. He is not up for adoption but I've been watching him all weekend, pet sitting. In just a weekend I've gotten this close bond with him. If you at home need to bring a pet into your home, these animals are so lovable. They need help. The aspca needs someone to step up and take care of these animals. We'll have all the information here. Aspca.Com. Going strong. Somebody actually trusted you with their dog. They really did, this is the first time I've ever had a pet in my life. Now you want to get a dog. I think I really want a dog. Thesels are so cute, so lovable. In just a weekend. In just a weekend. Mwah.

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