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Six pets left homeless after Sandy arrive in Scotia

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SCOTIA, N.Y. -- Four cats and two dogs at risk of being put down were brought to Scotia Tuesday from New York City.

The Center for Animal Care in Control of New York City rescues more than 30,000 pets each year and after Sandy hit the East Coast, the already full shelters there needed more space. So the Animal Protective Foundation stepped up to take in the six animals to help with overcrowding.

"To be working in one of those facilities, it must be extremely difficult, when already you're at a crisis point on a daily basis and then people are surrendering their animals that they love and you know they're having to do it really against their wishes. We're really glad that we're able to help. It makes us feel good. We wish we could take in a lot more. But you know, as they say, every little bit helps," said Marguerite Pearson of the Animal Protective Foundation.

Because of the move, Pearson says the kittens currently have a cold and are being treated with antibiotics, but she says they are up still for adoption. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP