Friends of Animals Trade Donations for Dogs
Humane Society Sets Up Donation Drive to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
CLOQUET, Minn. – Hurricane Harvey shook the lives of many just weeks ago. Since then, Northlanders have rallied, looking for ways to help Texans as they overcome this natural disaster.
On August 25, Harvey washed ashore the coast of Texas, tampering with the lives of millions.
“I said, what kind of stuff you guys need? Give me a list,” said Katy Goodman with Friends of Animals Humane Society in Cloquet.
For dogs Charlie and Stockings, the past weeks have been a whirlwind. They now call Friends of Animals home. Coming to Cloquet after Goodman worked to set up a local fundraiser.
“It makes me feel good that I can be such a big part of it and help them out,” said Goodman. “It was crazy how much stuff we got, I wasn’t expecting it!”
Goodman gathered local businesses along with supportive community members. Through word of mouth, a garage now sits full of donations in Cloquet.
“Donors are saying thank you to me a million times,” said Goodman.
Collecting boxes upon boxes of donations. Food for furry friends, clothing and water for humans in need.
“They’ve even given cards for the hurricane victims or for the rescues down there.” said Goodman.
“The deal was Texas shelters would empty out down there and we would talk their animals so that they could then take the animals for people who were affected there,” said Tammy Goodale, Executive Director at Friends of Animals Humane Society.
A trade agreement over 1,200 miles in the making.
“It does not cost us to either take these animals up or bring the stuff back down,” said Goodale.
Goodale says she’s proud of her team for organizing such a successful drive.
“It’s been helpful in so many ways for them and it is for us too,” said Goodale, “Those animals down there would be euthanized.”
For now, the shelter will continue taking Texas transplants, sending boxes of goods back down with each trip. Friends of Animals needs your help to find their new residents a forever home.
“The ones we’ve gotten are very sweet and they’re really good dogs,” said Goodale.
The shelter is no longer taking donations to send to Texas.
They will be sending multiple loads of supplies to shelters and residents in Texas in the coming months.
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