A Baltimore animal shelter is begging for help after being buried by snow on Saturday.
“Blizzard Jonas has the Baltimore Humane Society under storm siege and we need your help,” the shelter said in a statement.
The private nonprofit no-kill shelter is asking for financial donations, to help cover the costs of plowing, removing downed trees and water damage.
Spokesperson Wendy Goldband told BarkPost she’s hoping that folks will offer up services and manpower.
Equipment is also needed, to help keep the snow under control and the animals safe. For example, the shelter’s only snowblower has broken, making it “almost impossible” to access the shelter buildings and clear dogs’ runs.
“We’ve had a fair amount of donations, but could certainly use a lot more,” Goldband said. “I was hoping we’d hear from a tree cutting service who would donate their service.”
If you’re local — and can travel safely — the Baltimore Humane Society is asking folks to come by in person and pitch in, once the snow has stopped.
Which it definitely will. At some point. Hopefully soon.
Here’s the shelter’s physical address, should you be in the area and able to help: 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136.
An earlier version of this story said that one of the shelter’s snowblowers has broken. Goldband let us know that in fact it is the shelter’s sole snowblower that’s now busted, right when it is needed the most.
Featured Image via Baltimore Humane Society