The Suncoast Animal League needs donations to help homeless pets in Puerto Rico.
Four volunteers with the Palm Harbor animal shelter just returned from the island where they delivered pet food, medicine and other supplies.
Animal groups from around the country are rushing to get dogs and cats without families out of Puerto Rico to both help the pet and people on the island. At least four people died and six other became ill from a disease likely spread by animal urine.
The Suncoast Animal League says an anonymous donor offered the use of a cargo plan to transport animals back to Pinellas County.
Volunteers plan to return to Puerto Rico by the end of next week. They will spend a few days distributing supplies and getting at least 50 cats and dogs prepared for a return trip back to the States.
Supplies needed by Wednesday, October 25 include:
- Cat food
- Dog food
- Horse feed (including Timothy hay)
- Airline crates of all sizes (particularly medium and large)
- Garbage bags
- Hand soap & sanitizer
- Medium & large disposable gloves
- Animal eye & ear meds
- Flea & tick meds
- Deworming medications: Strongid & Panacur
- Bravecto, Cephalexin, and Clavomax
- Saline solution
- Lead ropes
- Vet wrap & wound care
The animal shelter also needs donations to purchase vaccinations, medicines and medical supplies. Cash donations can be dropped off at the shelter or via the Suncoast Animal Leagues PayPal account.
Donated items can be dropped at the following locations:
Suncoast Animal League
1030 Pennsylvania Ave, Palm Harbor
Wednesday to Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suncoast Animal League Thrift Shop
1466 Alt 19 N Palm Harbor
Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
36235 Eastlake Rd. S., Palm Harbor
26277 US 19 N., Clearwater
Amber Glen Feed
6076 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park
13529 Prestige Place #111, Tampa
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