Last week, the Dunkirk Animal Clinic decided to accept donations for the pet victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Kathy Raab, surgical technician for the clinic, organized the food drive by contacting the Red Cross in Jamestown to see if they were accepting pet supplies for the hurricane victims. Kathy was directed to Deacon Fred Johnson who would be driving a truck donated by Penske with the gas being donated by the Knights of Columbus.
The truck was to leave Friday of last week and would be taking any supplies donated by the community for people and their pets. A notice was placed in the OBSERVER on Tuesday of last week and by Friday the Animal Clinic had acquired more than three carloads of food, treats, carriers, leashes, collars, toys, pet bedding, food dishes, and much more.
Pictured are some of the pet donations sent to Hurricane Sandy victims from the local area.
"We were thrilled to see the generosity of the community in such a short period of time. We are so grateful and thankful for all those individuals who very willingly gave to the hundreds of homeless pets and the organizations rescuing these pets and reuniting them with their owners. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts," stated Dr Rebekah Frost. "On this week of Thanksgiving, it is wonderful to see people giving back to those in need!"