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18 don't miss animal photos from November

Community pet rescuer Kim Ruiz stands in her unlit and unheated kitchen among a large group of dogs and cats

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Spared from Sandy's wrath

Pet rescuer Kim Ruiz stands in her unlit and unheated kitchen among a large group of dogs and cats (five of whom were rescued during Superstorm Sandy) on Nov. 9 in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, New York.