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​Goin’ To The Dogs (and Cats) – Companies Work Together To Send Pet Supplies To Hurricane Victims

By Steve Pollock

January, 2018

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HERMITAGE, PA… It was a collective effort of several companies and many individuals who collected and transported 4 tractor-trailer loads of much needed pet supplies to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

A collection drive for pet supplies was started by All Paws Matter of Sharpsville, PA; Club Pet Adoption of Transfer, PA; and the Mercer County Humane Society of Sharon, PA to provide relief to pets affected by Hurricane Harvey. Before long many volunteers came forward to help with the project, which only lasted 5 days until the trucks were loaded and heading to Texas. Individuals were asked to make donations of pet supplies, including dog and cat food, cat litter, bedding, blankets, water and medicine. The donations were dropped off at the Tractor Supply Store in Hermitage, PA.

Joy Cone of Hermitage, PA and PI&I Motor Express of Masury, Ohio each sent 2 tractor trailers to haul the supplies and a dry van was provided by Tri-State Trailers of Hubbard, Ohio.

It took two days to stage and load the supplies at the Tractor Supply Store. PI&I professional truck drivers Mike Powers and John Cooper, along with two drivers from Joy Cone donated their time to haul the pet supplies to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Conroy, Texas.