The Nebraska Humane Society continues to collect donations for pets and their owners displaced by the flood.
Spokesperson Pam Wiese says, "Most people could grab their pets and that is all they could do to get out.Many people do not have the supplies they need.We are more than willing to get it out to anyone who needs it.We know that pets are a really important part of everyone's family and very necessary during times of disaster.We want to make sure that people can provide for their pets during this time of uncertainty."
They have set up a donation/distribution center outside of their east building at 88th and Fort.Wiese says Werner Trucking donated a semi-trailer and that is where all drop-offs and pick-ups are taking place.There is also a bin for after-hours donations.
The Nebraska Humane Society is collecting new or very gently used, clean collars, leashes, bowls, litter pans and scoops, litter, beds, toys, towels, blankets and pet food and treats.
The truck will be staffed during normal business hours which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends..NHS is supplying needed items to shelters in Bellevue and Elkhorn.
The Nebraska Humane Society is currently housing about 60 pets for people impacted by the flooding and cannot have their animals with them.They have set up visiting hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 9 and 11 a.m.