Volunteers from the Beverly Animal Shelter in Waterloo plan to travel to Louisiana and Mississippi this weekend to drop off pet supplies to shelters in need following Hurricane Katrina.
They also plan to bring back at least 20 cats and 20 dogs and keep them at the shelter until their original owners can be found, or they are adopted locally.
Those who would like to help may donate items for the group to take with them: pet supplies, canned dog and cat food, cleaning supplies, bleach and towels. Items may be left this week at the shelter on River Road in Waterloo.
The Beverly Animal Shelter currently has 65 cats and 19 dogs available for adoption. The shelter will hold a Halloween “Paws On Parade” animal costume party on Sunday, Oct. 30.
Seneca Falls Rotarians are also planning to hold a chicken barbecue to help raise money for the not-for-profit shelter, and Dr. Timothy Ryan '72 has agreed to walk 10 miles to raise money for the shelter. Rotarians will be taking pledges for his walk.
For details on the October fundraisers call (315) 789-3746.
For other stories on how HWS is helping, visit http://www.hws.edu/news/news/katrina.asp.