How to Help Families with Pets in Harvey’s Aftermath (NoVA/DC area)

I cannot even begin to accurately address the destruction that Harvey has left behind.

MommyPoints lives in the area and has been doing runs for supplies for others, even while her roof was giving in from the rain.

She wrote a really moving piece about what’s going on there here.

For those of us in the DC/NoVA area, there are ways we can help.  You can donate to the Red Cross by texting Harvey to 90999 to make a $10 donation.  Here are a few other ways you can donate financially to the cause.

In addition, many displaced families have pets and many pets have been separated from their families.  Those families and the rescuers who are taking care of the displaced pets are in desperate need of supplies for them.

a man in a boat with a dog

Barrel Oak Winery–a winery relatively near to DC–has always taken up pet-related causes and this weekend is no different.  (Their name is even a play on words–BOW, as in bow-wow).  They are loading up a collection trailer with pet supplies outside of the winery in conjunction with the Washington Area Animal Adoption Group.  They will be collecting items now through Monday.

3623 Grove Lane,
Delaplane, Virginia 20144

They are looking for:

  • – Dog Food, wet & dry –
  • – Cat Food, wet & dry –
  • – Treats, Dog & Cat –
  • – Puppy Formula –
  • – Kitten Formula –
  • – Dog & Cat Beds –
  • – Toys, Dog & Cat –
  • – Crates / Cages, all sizes –
  • – Collars & Leashes –
  • – Towels –
  • – Blankets –
  • – Food Bowles –
  • – Small Animal Cages & Supplies (birds, hamsters, reptiles, etc.) –
  • – Mops & Brooms –
  • – Paper Towels –
  • – Baby Wipes –
  • – Clorox –
  • – Dawn Dish Soap –
  • – Laundry Soap –

The food cannot be opened, but the supplies may be gently used.

In exchange, they are giving anyone bringing donations free tastings of their wine or beer (your choice).

Barrel Oak/WAAAG are also looking for volunteers to help with the intake.

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