September 9, 2011
Pennsylvania Sloshes through Flood Waters, Scrambles to Help Animals
Large PetsMart Charities donation of pet food and supplies headed for Luzerne County
Seemingly endless pounding rain has flooded many counties in Pennsylvania, and no county was hit worse than Luzerne County. When people suffer in a natural disaster, chances are good that animals will suffer, too, as pet owners face evacuation or get cut off from their pets.
Preparation can make all the difference in a crisis, and it's never too soon to get ready for the next one. The Humane Society of the United States offers disaster tips for pet owners.
PetsMart Charities is very kindly delivering dog and cat food, crates, bowls, collars, and other supplies and equipment to help Luzerne County shelters. The supplies are expected to arrive in Luzerne County on Saturday.
Pennsylvania State Director Sarah Speed helped coordinate this badly needed shipment. Speed serves on the board of the Pennsylvania State Animal Rescue Team, and has been coordinating communication between local animal shelters and county animal response team members who are setting up temporary shelters. She is also getting the word out about the location of temporary animal shelters to evacuees through their legislators.
Below is an updated list of Pennsylvania shelters that will accept animals during this emergency.
Lower Allen Township
behind Municipal Services Building (Old Beetle Bop Restaurant)
John Harris Humane Society
Donegal Middle School in River Road (SR 441)
East Donegal Township, near Marietta
Pittston Area High School
5 Stout Street
Pittston, PA 18640
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612
GAR High School
Grant and Lehigh Streets
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Luzerne County Community College
1333 S. Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
State Street Elementary School-Larksville PA
355 State Street
Larksville, PA 18704
Lake Lehman High School
Old Route 115 and Mountain View Drive
Dallas Area Middle School
2000 Conyngham Avenue
Dallas, PA 18612
Wyoming Area Secondary School
20 Memorial Street
Exeter, PA 18643
Solomon Street Junior/Senior HS
41 Abbott Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
Hanover Area High School
1600 Sans Souci Parkway
Hanover, PA 18706
Northwest High School
243 Thorne Hill Road
Shikshinny, PA 18655
Pottstown Senior High School
Penn Township Municipal Building
Penn Township, PA
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