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Following Superstorm Sandy, shelters, rescue groups, and pet owners found themselves suddenly in need of additional pet food. Whether it was because supplies were flooded out or stores were closed due to power outages, the arrival of Rescue Bank's truckloads of pet food were a welcome sight for many.
With help from volunteers and the National Guard, the equivalent of 1.5 million bowls of food was unloaded in Paterson, Teterboro, and Atlantic City, New Jersey; Hauppauge, Hicksville, and NY, New York; Charleston, West Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvannnia. From there, the bags of donated pet food from Royal Canin, Pedigree, Cesar, Whiskas, and others is being distributed to groups throughout the Atlantic coast.
Rescue Bank coordinated the distribution with groups already working in the area, include Animal Relief Fund (NYC), PetSmart Charities, and American Humane Association. They also lent a trailer to American Humane Association to serve as a temporary warehouse.
A beneficiary of the "Click Here To Give" program at The Animal Rescue Site and Gifts That Give More [tm], Rescue Bank received an additional $10,000 disaster grant from GreaterGood.org to underwrite the cost of this distribution of needed supplies.
Photo of West Virginia National Guard unloading Rescue Bank truck.