Help needed to deliver supplies to NY animal rescues and shelters in need

From Chris C. Haslam of The Commonwealth Humane Society:

The situation in New York continues to go from bad to worse. Many of the rescues in New York, and New Jersey have been hit hard, very, very hard indeed.

There are rescues in Staten Island, Long Island and New Jersey that have to live and serve the animals they care for in wet, freezing cold conditions. Conditions without heat and light, with no dry food for the animals and no end in sight. The normal sources of food and supplies are shut down and without power.

The poor animals look to us in the rescue community to provide for their needs in their time of desperate plight. These people could just abandon their animals and go to human rescue shelters, where they can find warmth and comfort. But, like all real rescues, they stay with their animals and fight to help them survive, providing what food they can, loving the animals and caring for their needs, as well as reaching out to other rescues and fosters that have chosen to make their stand for the animals they love so very much.

Commonwealth Humane and its supporters will undertake a mercy run Thursday, Nov. 8, but we cannot do it alone, and we need your help.

We have a large van and trailer being loaded with warm blankets, dog and cat food, and other supplies that are so desperately needed.

Money is not much good to the folks in NY, since they have nowhere to spend it. Therefore any and all monetary donations will be converted into food, fuel, and other much-needed supplies, and every last cent will be given to them. They are telling us what they need most and we will purchase whatever items they need. Here are some of the basic essentials most needed at this time:

1. Dog and cat dry food

2. Dog and cat wet food

3. Blankets and towels

4. Flashlights and batteries

5. Gasoline (Inc. 4-5 gallon containers)

6. Propane heaters with gas tank

7. Propane cooking stoves (please include fuel can)

8. Camping Stoves (propane is best)

9. Humane food for the people serving the animals (canned goods, soup, etc.)

10. Paper towels

11. Waterproof dog houses

12. Tarps

13. Plastic drop cloths

14. Shower curtains …anything that can keep the weather out until repairs can be made.

15. Rope

16. Candles

17. Bottled water…lots and lots of bottled water

That will help a great deal. Anyone local to Northern Virginia who wishes to make “In Kind” donations may call me and I will advise them of what is most needed at that time, and where it can be purchased from.

Those too far from Northern Virginia to be able to deliver the supplies you may consider a monetary donation to our “Donate” button on our website www.humane.pro.

Please indicate your donation is “For the Animals in New York”, and they will get every cent.

We will issue IRS donation letters to all donors and since we are a recognized 501C3 you may deduct your donation to the full extent of the tax laws.

Anyone seeking more information, and especially anyone willing to help drive our van up to NY, please call me (Chris Haslam) directly at 703-568-3600.

Those that use Facebook, please place a link onto your page explaining what is needed and how your friends can help.

Chris C. Haslam
The Commonwealth Humane Society Inc. A 501(c)3 No Kill Rescue
Formerly Commonwealth Cat Rescue, Inc.
Member American Animal Hospital Association
OTRA Verified Transporter
Oakton, VA

Chris C. Haslam

CFC # 88863

The Commonwealth Humane Society Inc. A 501(c)3 No Kill Rescue
Formerly “Commonwealth Cat Rescue, Inc.”

Member AAHA, American Animal Hospital Association

OTRA Verified Transporter

A Science Diet Shelter & Strategic Partner – The food Vets feed their own Animals

A Petco Adoption Partner

Oakton, VA
703.568.3600 – Cell

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