Bill Ryan, of Inwood, N.Y., comforts his cat Amy before leaving her at 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 afterwards seek shelter for themselves. before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Ryan planned to stay at Nassau Community College, one of numerous shelters throughout Nassau County. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
When Superstorm Sandy hit, many had to evacuate from the floodwaters with the cutest of cargo: their pets.