Big shout out to Tricia Bolds of Gulf Coast Pet Supplies for this generous donation of 40+ brand new dog beds, Kitty litter, cat snacks, storage bins and more! I'd like to ask everyone to consider looking at her website next time you need supplies for your furry friends, as she just donated over $1,500 worth of supplies after she already stocked many of our local pet shelters BEFORE the hurricane hit! Thank you, Tricia!! I am overwhelmed by your generosity!!
HURRICANE IRMA KEY WEST RELIEF: Gulf Coast Pet Supplies is sending what we are able down to Key West to help the pets and people in need. We have loaded up over 45 pet beds, empty bins they can use for storage for pet needs, or to keep their own supplies in order or dry. Food, litter, etc... if you can help there is a go fund me page listed below. This IS a reliable source - we were SPARED, please help if you can:
This event has been created to streamline all information regarding our efforts! We will be updating this as needed. Please use this event space to ask any questions you have in order to ensure that we respond to as musch as possible! We have already received THOUSANDS of donations and are hoping to collect so much more! Our goal right now is to have as much collected by FRIDAY in order to start organizing the supplies for boats and plane trips beginning on Sunday. Thank you for sharing!
Drop off locations: South Tampa Drop Off: MacDinton's, 405 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606 Tampa Drop Off: 202 S Audobon Ave, Unit 1, Tampa, FL Downtown Tampa Drop off: Hattricks, 107 S. Franklin St, Tampa FL 33602 Lutz Drop Off: Ice Dreammm Shop, 23912 SR 54, Lutz FL (Behind Big Apple Bagel)- open until 9PM Sarasota: Trautwein's ATA - Clark Road
We also have dropoffs available in Sarasota, St. Pete, Orlando and Miami! Please PM for details!
*Original Post* As I am sure you are aware, the Florida Keys has been devastated by the effects of Hurricane Irma. It will be upwards of a month+ before power is even restored in most areas and any sense of normalcy returns. Right now they're without electricity, water, sewage, cell service, etc. We are coordinating efforts to collect any and all items to help the Keys as they deal with this disaster- including water, non-perishable food items, toiletries, pet food, etc (full list below). Additonally, we are raising funds to purchase these items if you are unable to make a physical donation. Monetary donations will also be going toward fuel- which is a huge neccessity right now! Any amount helps, as we are also coordinating efforts to have a plane drop off as much of our cargo as possible, so monetary donations are very important! See Dropoff locations below!
If you have any questions about these efforts, please do not hesitate to contact us at 407-227-6208 or 305-360-2583.
We are Keys natives looking to help the place we call home. Rest assured, your donations are safe with us and all of it will go directly to relief efforts. Thank you and God bless.. #CaringForTheKeys
List of items needed for donation: - water and other drinks - non perishable foods - toiletries (baby wipes, toothbrushes, soaps etc) - batteries and flashlights - dry ice - pet foods (dogs, cats, birds) and pet supplies such as leashes etc... anything. - gloves (gardening and latex) - blankets (small) and sheets - clean but can be used. - coolers - empty water jugs and tap water filled jugs - empty gas cans - empty propane cans - baby items and food - used clean clothing - bleach - mops - packing tape - individually packaged pain relief meds such as Advil, Tylenol etc - toilet paper/paper towels - clean used or new towels and cloths - sharpies (we are needing to organize, label and box all of these items) - sponges - antibacterial kitchen soap - nets - tarps - disposable silverware, plates, bowls, cups - laundry detergent - candles, lighters and matches Help spread the word! ... See MoreSee Less
We are all safe. We lost power for several days, but we have our internet back up. South Florida and the keys lost almost everything, including PET NEEDS. We are working with local shelters and rescues to gather donations, pet supplies for these people. Please let us know if you would like to help. ... See MoreSee Less