In the wake of the devastating flooding in southern West Virginia, many people’s pets are left homeless, and many without food.
The West Virginia League of Humane Voters has teamed up with the Brooke High School Leo Club and Paws and Claws Club to hold a pet food drive.
All of the collected food will be donated to feed dogs and cats in Roane County, which was devastated by the flooding.
“You have people who have their own pets, they have no place to go. The stores, the retail outlets and everything for dog food, everything in those parts of the state are not open,” said Steve Tennant with the West Virginia League of Humane Voters. “They were flooded right along with everybody and everything else, so there’s not resources there for people to turn to.”
Donations of wet and dry food, as well as treats, will be accepted on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Supplies can be dropped off at the Tractor Supply in Follansbee, or the Kroger in Wellsburg.
A 53-foot tractor trailer has already been reserved to transport the supplies and they are hoping to fill it to the top. Cash donations will be accepted as well.