NORFOLK, NE — Pet lovers all over the nation have stepped up to help animals in need in the aftermath of Hurrican Harvey.
The Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska is no different. They opened their doggie doors for 22 Texas dogs Sunday morning.
Executive Director of the Animal Shelter, Sydney Hurley, reached out to Aggieland Humane Society to offer their help.
“I know it’s the Nebraska way to try and help. I knew this community would stand behind us if we were able to do anything.”
Hurley says the animals were Aggieland Humane Society care before the storm, but by moving them up to Norfolk it freed up valuable kennel space for those animals who were affected by the storm.
“The woman I talked to said it beautifully, ‘these are the real heroes because they gave up their spot to allow evacuee animals to come in.’”
The Norfolk shelter is now at full capacity. Hurley says with more dogs they’ll go through more cleaning solution and more staff time. Helping in even the smallest way, according to Hurley, can make all the difference.
“Even if you don’t have much to give; collars, leashes, even ten dollars or 20 bucks go a long way in allowing us to do this for them.”
Hurley says they’re grateful for the support and help they’ve gotten from the community. While they are stocked on supplies, Hurley says they need money donations.
If you want to help Volunteer, Hurley says to show up at anytime.