Disaster relief trailer helps pets in Kokomo storm damage

Posted: 4:11 PM, Aug 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-27 02:22:32Z

KOKOMO, Ind. -- Thousands of people have been offered temporary housing and emergency supplies after tornadoes ripped through Howard County Wednesday, but they are being forced to leave loved ones behind - their pets.

As pets are not allowed in emergency relief shelters, another resource has been deployed to the Kokomo area.

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To help these cats, dogs and other animals feel at home again, the Madison County AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer has set up a pet shelter beside the Red Cross at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center.

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The trailer will distribute bowls, collars, leashes and other essential supplies to create a safe, temporary space for at least 65 pets including AKC Reunite microchips and microchips scanners.

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More than $22,000 in donations and grants allowed Madison County to purchase the trailer.