Article Photos: Fate of pets adds to stress of storm survivors 4/9

  In this Nov. 1, 2012, photo, Gregory Labidou, right, tries to figure out what to do with his pet gerbils and tarantula after he was forced to evacuate his home because of damage from Superstorm Sandy in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island, New York. His aunt, Irmine Celestine, left, agreed to take the gerbils, but not the tarantula, until Labidou could find a more permanent place to stay. Superstorm Sandy drove New York and New Jersey residents from their homes, destroyed belongings and forced them to find shelter for themselves _ and for their pets, said owners, who recounted tales of a dog swimming through flooded streets and extra food left behind for a tarantula no one was willing to take in. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)