Businesses seek donations for animal disaster relief after Illinois tornado
Harrisburg Veterinary Clinic in Harrisburg, Ill., 30 miles north of the Kentucky border, was caught in the devastating EF4 twister that touched down Wednesday.
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“If everyone pulls together, it could be a better situation for the animals and people hit by this tornado,” Thompson said. “Every little bit counts. Hand by hand, we can stand together for each other.”
Green Pawz co-owner John Scherer said his shop is donating as much food as it can spare, but he hopes the community will help out. He also is dedicating his shop's Facebook page to getting the word out.
“They don’t have any resources right now,” Scherer said. “Hopefully they can find it in their hearts to donate. These animals need help, too. It’s Ann Arbor giving a hand to a small town in need.”
Donations are being collected at Green Pawz Pet Supply at 211 N. Maple, on Ann Arbor’s west side. For more information, call the store at 734-222-9622.
Thompson and Scherer said they are accepting anything pet-related, such as food, blankets, chew toys, animal treats, medical supplies and water. The men are paying for the truck's fuel for the 500-mile drive.
Thompson said several area veterinary clinics will be donating medical supplies as well.
The twister, one of several this week in the Midwest and South, killed four women and two men, injured about 100 people and damaged or destroyed more than 250 homes in Harrisburg, CNN reported.