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Nov 2, 2012 10:57 PM

Lexington Vet To Help Stranded Sandy Pets

Thousands of people have been left homeless after Sandy and many of their pets are stranded, too. So a Lexington cat hospital is collecting donations for the humane society in New York City and you can chip in.

A week after the storm happy endings are being made.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart," says a woman in a New Jersey shelter after police reunited her with her cat.

But take a look at the images on TV and you realize, not all animals will be so lucky.

"It's heart wrenching. There are going to be a lot of pets that will not get back to their families," says Dr. Alice Mills.

Mills is a vet at the Lexington Hospital for Cats.

"We just made a phone call to the humane society of New York City, and they're desperate for cat supplies," she says.

Mills and her team are collecting donations. Products what she says the NYC humane society needs most... cat litter and cat food.

"They're overwhelmed. There are so many displaced animals, there are animals just wandering the streets, they're being brought to the shelter."

And while rescuers work to make more reunions like this one possible, the cats and dogs that have to keep waiting need help surviving.

"Part of our duty is being a member of the community and part of this country, and trying to help other people who are in need," Mills says.

The Lexington Hospital for Cats on Southland Drive will be taking donations this weekend. The hospital is open Saturday from 9am-3pm; Sunday from 1pm-4pm; Monday from 7:15am-8pm, and Tuesday through Friday from 7:15am-6pm. They are accepting cat food, cat litter, and cash donations.

Mills is looking for help to get the supplies and donations to New York City. If you can help, contact the Lexington Hospital for Cats at 859-277-8048.

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