Last Dog at LI Storm Shelter Moved, Shelter Closes

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    An emergency shelter for Long Island pets left homeless by Sandy has closed and the last dog has been moved. Katherine Creag reports.

    An emergency shelter for Long Island pets left homeless by Sandy has closed and the last dog has been moved.
     
    Nassau County officials say Bruno the Rottweiler is being taken to Northwind Kennels in Bedford, in Westchester County.

    "There have been many inquiries to adopt Bruno right here in Nassau County," said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. "We expect somebody here in Nassau will in fact adopt Bruno.” 

    Bruno's owner lost his home in Long Beach during the storm and is unable to care for his pet. The man has been living in his car and looking for work.
     
    Nassau County SPCA spokesman Gary Rogers said both Bruno and his owner cried during visits.
     
    "We want Bruno to go somewhere where he's going the first time. Re-bond with somebody, and that's where he's going to be forever,” Rogers said, adding that Northwind Kennels will decide where Bruno will be placed.
     
    A total of 515 pets were housed in the emergency shelter in the weeks and months after Sandy.
     

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