AMELIA, Ohio (WXIX) – A Cincinnati rescue is working to send 12,000 pounds of pet supplies to FEMA and emergency management officials to help pet owners affected by the deadly flood in eastern Kentucky.
All Dogs Come From Heaven packed a truckload of pet supplies this weekend that will leave for Hazard, Ky., on Monday morning.
“Right now many shelters have lost every morsel of food,” said All Dogs Come from Heaven associate Margaret Copelen.
The rescue runs an outreach program that provides food and supplies to multiple states during natural disasters, Copelen explained.
Outreach brought in nearly $4,000 in donated supplies this weekend alone after asking for help from other rescues.
Other Cincinnati-area organizations are also filling trucks.
“Blue Ash’s United Pet Fund will also take a charge,” Copelen added. “[A]Anything that doesn’t fit in the truck today will go with United Pet Fund and will be back next weekend as well.
Supplies can be dropped off at Rescue in Amelia or Milton’s Tavern in Over-the-Rhine.
Various pet items are needed, including flea and tick medicine and cat food.
“They have to worry about feeding their family, so we want to reduce the load by feeding their animals and making sure they have enough food,” Copelen said.
Once the supplies are delivered to Pike County, the National Guard will distribute them.
Cash donations are also accepted and can be made by Venmo or PayPal.
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