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The Little Shelter is bringing in rescue dogs from the hurricanes

First came Hurricane Harvey in Texas, then Irma in Florida and then Maria in Puerto Rico. No one could have predicted the amount of destruction each of these terrible storms would cause. In Texas, many cities were left completely underwater, with neighborhoods, business and homes in ruins. Like many animal shelters across the country and in New York, Little Shelter in Huntington is doing their part to help relief efforts of animals in need by teaming up with Texas groups to help rescue dogs and cats who were in the shelters prior to the hurricane. These animals currently being rescued will help make space for displaced animals that currently have nowhere to go.

A team of Little Shelter staff set off with relief supplies for dogs and cats affected by the recent hurricane. It took days of communicating back and forth with animal shelters and rescue teams coordinating rescues, but 10 dogs were found in need of a safe haven, with Little Shelter taking them in. However, there is still much that needs to be done to care for these special travelers. So far, Little Shelter has paid for gas, tolls, food, blankets, toys, medical supplies and more, but are also in need of help in the forms of donations to help cover the expenses as they continue their efforts.

In doing so, Little Shelter Animal Rescue’s 10th annual Masquerade Ball and charity event will take place on Oct. 19 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, DJ entertainment, open bar and live and silent auctions and raffles. All proceeds benefit the Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center. Costumes are encouraged but optional and prizes will be awarded to the best costumes. Seating is limited so order your ticket today.

On Sunday, April 2, Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center will be celebrating it’s 90th anniversary. This is a landmark year and exciting event for all of Little Shelter’s staff, volunteers, friends and families. In commemoration of this huge milestone in saving lives, Little Shelter is inviting the public to join them for an afternoon of celebration.

Visit www.littleshelter.com for more information on the Masquerade Ball and 90th anniversary celebration.

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Jennifer Fauci is the managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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