Community Supporters Come Together for Hurricane Ida Damage

October 7, 2021

Hurricane Ida Wreaked Havoc on our Newark Shelter

On September 1st, 2021 Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc on our Newark Shelter. AHS Newark took on about three feet of water and was left without power for two days. Thankfully, the flooding did not affect the animals in our care. Staff worked day and night to ensure that our animals were safe, comfortable, and well cared for as our basement continued to flood. 

The flooding unfortunately damaged our washers, dryers, and dish washers. We lost almost all of our dog & cat food due to water damage and immediately put out a plea to our wonderful supporters for help. The outpour of support we received from the community was so heartwarming! Our Wishlist was shared countless times, hundreds of bags of dog food, cat food, canned food, toys, and treats were delivered over the next few days. Amazon alone made three truckloads of delieveries in just one day! 

We’re so grateful and overwhelmed by the support of our community. Once the power was restored, we were able to pump out the water from the basement and start to rebuild what we lost. We thank all of our donors for their support! 

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