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Harvey donations: How to help pets

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Donations for pets in Texas are being accepted at a number of places across Connecticut. (WFSB) Donations for pets in Texas are being accepted at a number of places across Connecticut. (WFSB)
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One of the questions a lot of people have been asking since storm Harvey struck has been about how they can help pets.

Thousands of pets have been displaced after the catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas.

A North Haven animal rescue is answering the call to help shelters and rescues down south.

On Wednesday, the items were pouring in after the rescue said it was helping the pets in need.

Rosalie Decrosta donated four truck loads.

“We had beds food, medical supplies, and cotton balls,” said Decrosta, who is with Bikers Against Animal Cruelty and wanted to be part of the solution.

Val and Gina Queiroga with the North Haven Police Union Rescue K-911 came up with the idea.

Right now, they are working out of their garage.

The Humane Society of the United States said 60 pets are being displaced every hour.

With those numbers, they knew they had to do something.

“We saw there is a huge need down there and there's an outpouring of good and money going down to the people and we realized the animals get over looked and decided to take on this venture,” said Val Queiroga, who is president of Rescue K-911.

All of the supplies will soon be loaded up onto a semi in New Jersey and that semi will head to Texas.

Several places in Connecticut are looking to help these animals by accepting donations.

They include:

  • PAWS of Greenwich on Track Road in Greenwich
  • Raleigh and Co. on Bruce Park Avenue in Greenwich
  • Hot Diggity Dog Grooming Parlor on Whitney Avenue in Hamden
  • Bagelicious on Main Street in Cheshire
  • Because 4 Paws on Oxford Road in Oxford

Organizers said donations will be taken at those locations until Thursday at 5 p.m.

They said food, medication, bowls, heart guard, leashes and collars, beds, linens and towels, rubber gloves and Clorox wipes are needed.

Donations can also be made at this GoFundme page.

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