Petside Donates 300 Pounds of Iams Food to Rescue, Helps Humane Society
Courtesy of the Humane Society of Blooming Grove
Here in the offices of Petside, we're all pet people. So when we got a donation of dog food from our friends at Iams, we felt compelled to do what any pet person would do: find a place that needs the food, give it to them, and hope it helps.
Two weeks ago we donated over 300 pounds of Iams dog food to the Humane Society of Blooming Grove, a small shelter located in the upstate New York town of Washingtonville.
The catch: this special gift was given to the humane society mere days before Hurricane Irene, the storm that devastated the East Coast and, in particular, areas of upstate New York, including small towns like Washingtonville.
While the recession has left the shelter in dire need of items on their wish list, including dog food, we learned that our donation ended up helping hurricane victims and their pets recover from the torrential storm.
As a result of Hurricane Irene, the animal shelter (which was largely unharmed during the storm) was able to take on more cats and dogs of flood victims.
"From Irene, we took in approximately 22 cats and 7 more dogs," said the humane society's spokesperson Melissa Veraldo. "People's homes, and everything in them, washed away down the Moodna Creek. That, of course, includes pet supplies, like dog food, which we were able to replace thanks to Petside's donation."
The Humane Society of Blooming Grove, like many shelters and rescues around the country, is still in need of help, especially after Hurricane Irene. If you wish to help them out, go ahead and visit their page. Moreover, we encourage all of you to continue helping local shelters and rescues, and keep "pawing it forward."
- Filed Under: Help Animals