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Rescue Bank’s truck #413 rolled into Waco, TX, on April 24 with nine pallets (6033 pounds) of pet food to be distributed by the Humane Society of Central Texas.
Rescue Bank founders Elizabeth Asher and Cynthia Nesser accompanied the delivery.
“We were able to observe the food, donated by Royal Canin, a division of Mars Pet Care, unloaded at Humane Society,” said Asher, “and tour their very small shelter. HSCTX took in about one hundred animals from the blast!"
The West Fertilizer plant destroyed or severely damaged many homes in the small town of West on April 17. Some areas are still deemed unsafe to enter.
Currently, HSCTX is keeping animals if the owners cannot return to their homes as well as taking information from anyone who lost an animal in the confusion after the blast. “Sadly, they have four pages of names of families that cannot locate their animals,” said Asher. “But everyone is hopeful there will be more pairings in the days to come.”
Rescue Bank is headquartered in Texas and is a “Click to Give” beneficiary of The Animal Rescue. The nonprofit organization has used its donations from GreaterGood and The Animal Rescue Site to pay for the transportation of donated food and expand pet food deliveries into more than 30 states. They plan to serve more areas and cover the lower 48 states in the years to come.
GreaterGood.org supports Rescue Bank's deliveries of pallets of pet food through donations from The Animal Rescue Site and the Gifts That Give More program. Mars Petcare US is the U.S. operations of the world’s largest petcare company at the privately-held Mars, Incorporated.
Photo: Rescue Bank founder Cynthia Nesser meets one of the dogs at the Waco shelter.