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Hurricane Sandy Cats Hope to Find New Home in Western Mass.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — It might be hard to imagine Orange or Oreo swept up in Hurricane Sandy.

Yet, that was their reality merely two weeks ago.

Candy Lash from the Dakin Humane Society in Springfield where the pets traveled from New Jersey on Saturday in hopes of starting a new life.

“We worked with another organization who told us there was a need from the Monmouth County Shelter to help get the cats that they had in shelter out, so that they could help community members displaced because of the hurricane or lost their home, and help their community animals,” Lash says.

Ten kittens and cats made the journey.

Lash says the adoption event won’t only help cats affected by Hurricane Sandy, but those who are still at Dakin waiting for a home.

“We have a full house of cats of our own. we’re looking for the community to come out and adopt as an incentive to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, we are offering a ‘Name Your Price’ adoption event for cats 6 months and older, those cats we have here plus the cats from Hurricane Sandy,” Lash adds.

Lash says the event is all about paying it forward since they helped Dakin out  when Springfield was hit by last year’s tornado.

The cats will be available for adoption starting Tuesday.


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