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Pets & Animals In Distress

Hurricane Charley Pet Food Relief
August 17, 2004

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HURRICANE CHARLEY
PET FOOD RELIEF SUPPORT!

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(1st photo) Hurricane Charley hitting the South-West of Florida on August 13th. (2nd photo) President, Brenda Beck with Debbie Drake – Director of Suncoast Humane Society after unloading several thousand pounds of pet food to feed the many (3rd photo) homeless animals (4th photo) in the aftermath left behind from Hurricane Charley.

THANK YOU!
WITH YOUR HELP WE DID IT!


Pet Food relief has arrived with more on it’s way!

Pets & Animals in Distress has returned from the west coast of Florida (Punta Gorda & Port Charlotte) with an update after coordinating and transporting several thousand pounds of Dog, Cat, Puppy & Kitten food that has been delivered to the Suncoast Humane Society who are the central relief distribution for all areas hit by Hurricane Charley. Here is an overview of our experience when we arrived and drove through Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte these communities were the hardest-hit areas and got to see firsthand the total mass of destruction left behind from Hurricane Charley to this once peaceful beautiful community was just overwhelming, to say the least.

My heart goes out to the many thousands of people that have lost everything, and have been left homeless to have lived through such a major catastrophic disaster. Words cannot even express to having seen these communities that were completely destroyed was just so hard for me to comprehend that left me in a state of total shock and awe. After arriving we had heard that many of the animal shelters were either devastated or inundated to over capacity with lost and abandoned animals. Most of the animals that were being found from Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte are being sent to the main staging relief area at the Sun Coast Humane Society in Englewood.

Pets & Animals in Distress is organizing and coordinating to get a second shipment of donated pet food to be transported over to the Suncoast Humane Society to help with the ongoing need for pet food and supplies needed to help the animals. Anyone looking to locate lost pets need medical help, foster a pet, volunteer or where to go to pick up the dog, cat, puppy or kitten food can contact Suncoast Humane Society in Englewood, Florida or Pets & Animals in Distress at:

Suncoast Humane Society -Hurricane Charley Pet food Relief Central Distribution
Attn: Debbie Drake – Director
6781 San Casa Drive
Englewood FL 34224
Phone: (941) 474-7884
e-mail: director@humane.org http://www.humane.org/home.htm

Pets & Animals in Distress Brenda Beck, President
1511 East Commercial Blvd -PMB 129
Phone: (954) 202-9991
e-mail: ilovepets@msn.com

Pets & Animals in Distress would like to thank Mr. Steve Feinberg, Vice President of PetSupermarket Corporation located in Sunrise, Florida for their generous donation of several thousand pounds of Dog and Cat food along with Mrs. Carol Slade, Manager and Mr. Richard Thompson, CEO of The Meow Mix Company located in Secaucus, New Jersey for their generous donation of several thousand pounds of Meow Mix cat food to help in the Hurricane Charley Pet Food relief effort to feed the many animals that were left homeless and displaced by Hurricane Charley on August 13, 2004. Through their generosity, this much-needed pet food is now being distributed helping to feed the many homeless and hungry animals in the main disaster areas in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and other surrounding communities. Pets & Animals in Distress would like to thank them for their generosity, along with all of our animal lover PAW supporters all across America that opened their hearts and took part to help make the Hurricane Charley Pet Food relief possible. Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Brenda Beck, President
Pets And Animals In Distress


Petsupermarket Warehouse Facility in Sunrise, Florida. Petsupermarket warehouse manager Mike Guffy (L) with worker loading pallets of dog & cat food to go to the Hurricane Charley Pet Food Relief effort.

Pallets of Meow Mix cat food boxes and pallets of assorted dog & cat food from Petsupermarket warehouse going to Hurricane Charley Pet Food relief effort on the West Coast of Florida.


Thank you to PS warehouse manager Mike Guffy for loading all the pet food on our trucks to help in the Hurricane Charley Pet Food relief effort. Pets & Animals in Distress, President Brenda Beck at PS loading dock getting ready to leave for the ride across the Florida everglades to Punta Gorda & Port Charlotte to deliver all the donated Pet Food to help feed the many homeless pets displaced by Hurricane Charley.


Brenda Beck with National Guard Reserve Mathew Wright at the security entrance checkpoint for Hurricane Charley Main Distribution Relief Center at the Promenade Plaza in Downtown Punta Gorda.
Pets & Animals in Distress, President Brenda Beck with Jim Gisondi from Tampa who helped in Pet Food Relief transport, presenting Debbie Drake, Director of the Suncoast Humane Society in Englewood, Florida several thousand pounds of donated Pet Food from Pet Supermarket Corporation, Meow Mix Company and Pets & Animals in Distress to help feed the many homeless animals.

Jim Gisondi, Brenda Beck, Debbie Drake & volunteers unloading the first truck of pet food at the Suncoast Humane Society Central Pet Food Distribution Center in Englewood, Florida


Brenda Beck, Debbie Drake & Volunteers bring in donated Pet Food inside at the Suncoast Humane Society Facility were it will be then distributed to several disaster relief areas in Punta Gorda & Port Charlotte and other surrounding disaster areas to help in the Pet Food relief effort.


Suncoast Humane Society Director Debbie Drake thanking Pets & Animals in Distress,
President – Brenda Beck for all the donated dog, cat, puppy and kitten food brought to the Suncoast Humane Society to help feed the animals in the Hurricane Charley Disaster relief.

August 17, 2004 – Pet & Animals in Distress –“Your Best Friends Helping Our Best Friends”


Thank You Letter

From

Suncoast Humane Society