Pets among those rescued after superstorm

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Brought from the flood

People weren't the only ones in need after Superstorm Sandy. A lot of effort went into rescuing the pets that survived the storm, as these pictures show. See gallery

Olivia Loesner, 16, hugs her uncle, Little Ferry Deputy Fire Chief John Ruff, after she was brought from her flooded home in a boat in Little Ferry, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. At right carrying pets, is her mother, Janice Loesner

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Passengers and pets

Passengers and their pets depart one of the last ferries from the Fire Island communities in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Bay Shore, N.Y.

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Gerbils rescued

Irmine Celestine stands on the stoop of her nephew's home, with his gerbils, in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island, New York, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. After his home was deemed unsafe by inspectors, Celestine agreed to take the gerbils until her nephew could find a more permanent place to stay

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People and pets pick up

People and pets picked up from flooded homes are transported in a large truck to dry ground, in Little Ferry, N.J. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in the wake of superstorm Sandy

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Front door cat

Paula Bacco pets her cat, Phoebe, in her doorway barricaded with sand bags for protection against flooding from Sandy on Tuesday, Oct., 30, 2012, in Bayville, N.Y.

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Safety of a cat

Bill Ryan, of Inwood, N.Y., comforts his cat Amy before the arrival of Superstorm Sandy as he leaves his pet at a shelter at Mitchell Park's Field House, run by the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management and Pet Safe Coalition in Uniondale, N.Y. Pet owners could drop of their pets at the shelter and afterwards seek shelter for themselves.

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National Guard rescue

A man walks with his dog to a National Guard vehicle after leaving his flooded home at the Metropolitan Trailer Park in Moonachie, N.J., in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The storm drove New York and New Jersey residents from their homes, destroyed belongings and forced them to find shelter for themselves - and for their pets, said owners, who recounted tales of a dog swimming through flooded streets and extra food left behind for a tarantula no one was willing to take in

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Animal control

Groton, Conn., Animal Control Officer Donna Duso arranges dog crates at the Robert E. Fitch High School, in Groton, Conn., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in anticipation of an influx of pets at a makeshift animal shelter adjacent to a Red Cross shelter at the school. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation.

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Pet shelter

Sarah Korman and Michael Cunba, who evacuated their home in Long Beach, N.Y., bring their dogs Jade, left, and Ava to a pet shelter at Mitchell Park's Field House, run by the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management and Pet Safe Coalition on Sunday, Oct., 28, 2012, in Uniondale, N.Y. Pet owners could drop of their pets at the shelter and then seek shelter for themselves before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

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Carrying Junior

Brian Hajeski carries a dog named Junior as he and a group of men rescue neighbors in Brick, N.J., in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The storm drove New York and New Jersey residents from their homes, destroyed belongings and forced them to find shelter for themselves - and for their pets, said owners, who recounted tales of a dog swimming through flooded streets and extra food left behind for a tarantula no one was willing to take in.

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Departure from the ferries

Passengers and their pets depart one of the last ferries from the Fire Island communities in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, Sunday, Oct., 28, 2012, in Bay Shore, N.Y.

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Pets on a boat rescue

Esperanza Medina, second from left, is taken from a rescue boat along with pets in Little Ferry, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy as hundreds were brought out of flooded areas by boat.

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Shaggy wants to go home

A dog named Shaggy is handed from a National Guard truck to National Guard personnel after the dog and his owner left a flooded building in Hoboken, N.J., in the wake of superstorm Sandy. The storm drove New York and New Jersey residents from their homes, destroyed belongings and forced them to find shelter for themselves - and for their pets, said owners, who recounted tales of a dog swimming through flooded streets and extra food left behind for a tarantula no one was willing to take in.

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Stray cat in New York

Dina McKenzie traps a stray cat in the New Dorp section of the Staten Island borough of New York. After Superstorm Sandy passed through, McKenzie was working with two animal rescue groups to help displaced homeowners find their pets and catch strays that need care