In response to Hurricane Ian’s damaging effects in Florida, North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington is holding a pet supply drive for its shelter partners impacted by the storm on the southern peninsula.
From Thursday, Sept. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 1, Long Islanders are encouraged to donate emergency supplies to aid the affected people and animals at the shelters recovering in the aftermath of the hurricane. They are in need of the following items:
- Bottled water
- Paper towels
- Kitty litter
- New litter boxes
- New, unopened cat food
- New cat and dog beds
- Bleach and antibacterial wipes
- Garbage bags
- Cat and dog treats
- New or very gently used towels and blankets
The supplies will be donated to NSALA’s longtime partner shelter Humane Society of Pinellas County in Clearwater, which will distribute the supplies to those in need. NSALA is also working with Bark Box to ship animal food and will bring some Florida animals rescued before the hurricane back to Long Island to free up space in Florida shelters.
Donated items may be dropped off in a donation bin under a tent set up at 17 Lewyt St., Port Washington, on Sept. 29, Sept. 30, and Oct. 1. All items will be donated on Sunday, Oct. 2.
For more information, visit animalleague.org.