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updated 21/9/01

ASPCA working for animals at Ground Zero


THE AMERICAN Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is responding to the plight of animals as a result of the World Trade Centre disaster.

The ASPCA has set up a command centre and pet rescue hotline in response to the plight of pets affected by the catastrophe. It has a fully equipped veterinary mobile medical unit, emergency medical supplies, pet carriers, pet food, and a psychologist trained to help with pet related issues.

In addition, pet owners may call to report their pet as abandoned. An ASPCA Law Enforcement Officer will be dispatched from the command centre and escort pet owners to the location of their pet. The ASPCA has coordinated their effort with the New York City government and will be assisted by the New York City Parks Department to gain access to buildings.