The Humane Society of Atlantic County will receive 40,000 pounds of emergency food, supplies, and medicines for household pets Saturday afternoon, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m., the Humane Society announced Friday morning.
The supplies will come courtesy Courtesy of American Humane Association, MARS Petcare US, and Pfizer Animal Health via tractor, the society said. The Humane Society is located at 1401 Absecon Boulevard in Atlantic City.
American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert and Karen Talbot-LaSasso of the M.O.M.S. Animal Rescue of Hammonton will be among officials on hand to accept the delivery. They will help unload the truck, and supplies will be distributed by the society's Red Star Emergency Services team, the society said.
It will serve as a distribution hub for other area shelters impacted by the storm, the society said.
According to the society, it is estimated 30 million pets were impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Animal shelters were hit especially hard, losing power and running low on supplies, even as an influx of displaced animals were brought to the shelters, the society said. Officials in Atlantic City, northern New Jersey and Staten Island have invited the American Humane Association to provide Red Star Services on site, the society said.