Jersey Shore star, animal lover and philanthropist DJ Pauly D (Paul DelVecchio) has teamed up with the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to help pets who were displaced due to hurricane Sandy late last month. Over the last few weeks the organization has helped to rescue and reunite animals with their families, provide veterinary care to animals which were impacted by the storm, and more.
The reality star who also filmed a PSA with the ASPCA and adorable furry friends Ruby (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) and Fred stated “I am thrilled to be working with the ASPCA. I have loved animals my entire life, so it’s nice to be a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves. So many lives have been devastated by this storm, including those of pets, and it’s comforting to know that people have a place to take their animals for temporary shelter until they can get back on their feet.”
Here are the latest statistics provided by the ASPCA:
To date, the ASPCA assisted with:
- More than 250 animals via animal wellness mobile clinic by providing free veterinary care services
- Nearly 150 displaced pets who need sheltering until their owners can get back on their feet
- More than 300 animals rescued (animals directly removed, treated or handled by ASPCA staff)
- More than 16,000 animals to provide pet supplies including crates, pet food, cat litter, leashes and other goods pet owners throughout the region.