Article Photos: Fate of pets adds to stress of storm survivors 5/9

  In this Nov. 1, 2012, photo, Irmine Celestine looks at her nephew's gerbils on the stoop of his house in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island, New York. After the home was deemed unsafe by inspectors, Celestine agreed to take the gerbils until her nephew 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)