Our hearts go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Ian and its aftermath, whether two-legged or four. We know there are families currently displaced, dealing with the loss of their homes and belongings, and who continue to do everything in their power to protect themselves, their relatives, and their pets in the wake of disaster. That being said, we at BARK would like to be transparent about how we’re helping, and how you can offer help, too.
What BARK Is Doing
With the help of our friends at North Shore Animal League, we’re coordinating with Pinellas County Animal Services as they assist on the ground in Florida, distributing supplies to affected dogs and people.
In response to their requests for most-needed items, we’re able to send over 10,000 pounds of BARK Food, and well over 1,000 toys and bags of treats. Emergency supplies are also on their way to Humane Society Naples. Each of these three organizations accept monetary donations, as well—you can give via their donation pages on their respective sites, linked above.
What You Can Do
We recommend donating to these national organizations that provide emergency relief:
- Wings of Rescue, a group constantly working to transport animals who need homes, including in emergency situations.
- Red Rover’s Response Team, who provide emergency sheltering assistance for rescued and displaced animals.
- Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit animal welfare group that works with shelters, rescues, and individuals nationwide to promote adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs; they also run the United States’ largest homeless animal sanctuary.
- Greater Good Charities, who, among other amazing initiatives, aid pets nationwide by providing critical supplies, training, transport, medical assistance, and shelter renovations.