Pets affected by storms still need homes

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

The Human Society has managed to turn an airplane hangar into a temporary home for dozens of pets displaced by this month's storms.

"But we do feel like a lot of them have owners that we're hoping are looking for them. And we're holding onto them and we're holding out hope that they'll come forward and look for their pets," said Michele Lago with the Human Society, Animal Rescue.

In the meantime, Lago and the team of caretakers will look after the twenty-eight dogs, one cat, and lizard.
And that takes supplies.

"The support that we get through these cases and through disasters that we see, to have the donations that we have come in, will benefit the community. We'll really need it for months to come," added Lago.

One such donation came in today to the London emergency operations center.

"They're running out of equipment and supplies and food and most of this is what that is. It's food for the animals that are homeless, and we're just happy to be a part of it," said Bob Woltermann with UPS.

The near dozen pallets will go to the airport rescue center and one in East Bernstadt.

"To be able to give it the love and comfort that it needs during the time that we have it, and then to see it go into a new forever home or back to his owner, there's no better reason in the world," said Lago.

The 27-thousand pounds of food and supplies came from a group called No Kill Louisville Pet Food Bank.

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