The lines were long on Thursday at the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha as people donated pet supplies that will end up in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We have all seen the news clips of people carrying their pets to safety. Spokesperson Pam Wiese says these supplies will take a little pressure off the owners.
Wiese says, “We know how important the needs are for the people down there and we know that people’s needs are great. Sometimes if all you have is a pet all you really want is crate or a leash or a collar or some food for your pet. If we can provide for the pets then the people can go ahead and look for the things they need in order to recover, get back into their homes and get their lives back.”
Donors were waiting in line to drop off items. Larry Britton dropped off supplies and says, “People are helping people and that is great but is great to help the pets. They are just as much of a family member as anybody.’
The Nebraska Humane Society collected more than 500 kennels, 800 collars and leashes along with food bowls, toys, pet food and more much needed supplies. The truck was loaded this morning and will head to Oklahoma City. The load with then be picked up by shelters in the Houston area and they will distribute it to those in need.