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Pet supply donations needed for animals affected by Hurricane Harvey

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ENGLEWOOD, FL (WWSB) - The images of hurricane flood victims in Texas has been disheartening, including the animals, many of which have been stranded.  Phil Snyder, Executive Director of Suncoast Humane Society in Englewood says they plan on accepting items that the animals may need, and then having a donated Penske rental truck full of pet supplies delivered to Texas to help.

"Food is needed but they need things like dawn liquid soap, the animals that come out of the floodwaters need to be cleaned up," said Snyder.  "They want plastic crates because it provides a little more comfort and security for the animals, of course leashes."

Friends of Manatee County Animal Services say they have started a Hurricane Harvey Pet Relief collection at various locations throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties.  They too are taking in pet supplies and food as well as accepting monetary donations to assist with the pets in need in Texas.

"When we saw what happened in the Houston area and how many pets were left behind or injured or without homes, we felt we needed to do something," said Katie Howard with Friends of Manatee County Animal Services.

Here's a list of locations for the Friends of Manatee County Animal Services Pet Relief Collection:

Arbor Oaks of Bradenton, 5400 26th St W, Bradenton

Discount Battery Supply, 6565 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton

Insurance Time of Bradenton, 8026 6th Ave W, Bradenton

Island Mail and More, 3230 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach

We Fix Computers (Bradenton), 8519 E State Rd 70, Bradenton

We Fix Computers (Sarasota), 4605 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Woof Gang Bakery, 8314 Market St., Lakewood Ranch

You can make donations through September 16th at any of these locations.  For the Suncoast Humane Society, in addition to the donations they are planning on helping in other ways if the need arises.

"We certainly will be willing to take animals to help find them homes after the tragedy," said Snyder.

For more information on how you can help pets affected by Hurricane Harvey, you can log onto www.humane.org or www.fomcas.org.