Displaced Superstorm Sandy Cat Finds Home With Refugee
Superstorm Sandy displaced many Americans and their pets. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) took in 300 stray animals and displaced pets due to the extreme weather event, according to New York CBS affiliate WCBS. Joy, a white and gray cat, was one of the animals in need of a home who recently found one.
She was the last of the hundreds of animals taken in by ASPCA. Joy was adopted by Robert Curran, who was also affected by the storm. His home and family business, P.J. Curran Bar & Grill, was partially destroyed. He now resides in Brooklyn, after moving from the seashore of Queens.
The reason Joy has only been adopted recently is due to her frightened nature. She was so affected by the storms people would scare her easily. Now, a year after the storm, she is back to being playful and commonly eats treats from people’s hands.
“She looked like she just needed some love and affection and a happy place to be,” Curran told the source. “I said, ‘You know what? I’m rebuilding my life. This cat needs help too.'”
ASPCA was founded in 1866 and lays claim to being the first animal humane organization in the Western hemisphere.