It has been a tough week here on the East Coast. Hurricane Sandy hit us hard and it’s going to be a while before we get back to normal. And I say this as someone that had no flooding and didn’t lose power. Many others in New York and New Jersey have lost their houses and their vehicles and my heart goes out to them. But I have no doubt we will be back as strong as ever. New Jersey and New York will represent soon enough!
As the creator of the Dog Files, I always have my eye on the animal angle of a news story and Hurricane Sandy is no different. After seeing how much people are doing to save and protect our animals, I feel optimistic and hopeful.
The days of telling evacuees to leave their pets behind is no more and I haven’t heard a single person on TV doubting whether or not we should be rescuing our animals and pets.
And that’s really how it should be. Animals are an integral part of our families and they deserve to be protected. After all, as anyone involved in Rescue knows, Animal Welfare IS Human Welfare.
Let’s never forget that.
Kenn, Max & Remy