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Helping pets left behind from Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy forced countless evacuations along the Northeast coast. Which means some family pets got left behind.

The Humane Society of Chittenden County is helping to transfer dogs from New York and the greater Metropolitan area. Disaster animal response teams are providing drivers to relocate animals to Vermont once space is open for strays. The president of the humane society says there are hundreds of animals that need a new home.

Humane Society of Chittenden County, Tom Ayres, said, "I think there's going to be a steady stream of animals coming northward for a while as facilities up here are able to make room to take them in...the indications are that it's going to go on for some time."

The organization says at this time they are not sure when they will start transferring dogs to the shelter.

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