New Jersey organizations team up to help animals impacted by Florence

<p>Several New Jersey organizations have gotten together to help animals and pets that have been affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.</p>

News 12 Staff

Sep 22, 2018, 2:24 AM

Updated 2,067 days ago

Share:

Several New Jersey organizations have gotten together to help animals and pets that have been affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.
New Jersey-based Pet ResQ Inc. founder Robin Urman says that she is doing what she can to help the animals displaced, abandoned or injured by the storm.
“The calls and requests come in literally every five minutes,” she says. “When it comes to disaster relief, it’s for any living thing that needs help.”
Pet ResQ Inc. has teamed up with Hackensack University Medical Center’s Fitness and Wellness Powered by the New York Giants. The Giants offered their Maywood facility as a donation drop.
“When we heard that Hurricane Florence struck, we wanted to be a part of it in any way we could,” says general manager Chris Ferrarese.
The groups have already collected hundreds of pounds of food and treats for the animals. Now they are looking for items like leashes, kitty litter and other items pets may need. And they also want items for the human owners.
“If you go into your bathroom, look around. Everything you see they don’t have. They don’t have toothbrushes, clean underwear, nothing,” Urman says.
Pet ResQ Inc. is also in talks with United Airlines to get some help flying the supplies down south. The group says that their ultimate goal is to get their own transport vehicle so that they can deliver supplies, but also bring back any animals that need new homes.
More information about donations can be found at Pet ResQ Inc.’s website.


More from News 12
2:15
Route 71 bridge in Monmouth County remains closed as Memorial Day weekend approaches

Route 71 bridge in Monmouth County remains closed as Memorial Day weekend approaches

1:55
Mostly sunny skies today in New Jersey ahead of major midweek warmup

Mostly sunny skies today in New Jersey ahead of major midweek warmup

1:41
New Jersey joins Click it or Ticket seat belt campaign. Here's what you should know.

New Jersey joins Click it or Ticket seat belt campaign. Here's what you should know.

0:23
Dead dolphin washes ashore in Long Branch

Dead dolphin washes ashore in Long Branch

Red Lobster seeks bankruptcy protection days after closing dozens of restaurants

Red Lobster seeks bankruptcy protection days after closing dozens of restaurants

0:38
Police: Manchester Township driver ejected from motorized bike following crash into SUV

Police: Manchester Township driver ejected from motorized bike following crash into SUV

2:31
Made In New Jersey: Buy or make your own candles at Brighter Days in Marlboro

Made In New Jersey: Buy or make your own candles at Brighter Days in Marlboro

0:16
Police: Driver killed in Jefferson Township car crash on Route 15

Police: Driver killed in Jefferson Township car crash on Route 15

2:11
Turn to Tara: FEMA initiative aims to improve safety of seniors during natural disasters

Turn to Tara: FEMA initiative aims to improve safety of seniors during natural disasters

0:27
Pacers set NBA playoff shooting mark, top Knicks 130-109 in Game 7 to make Eastern Conference finals

Pacers set NBA playoff shooting mark, top Knicks 130-109 in Game 7 to make Eastern Conference finals

1:52
Prosecution gears up for week 2 of Sen. Bob Menendez’s bribery trial

Prosecution gears up for week 2 of Sen. Bob Menendez’s bribery trial

Your New Jersey Graduation Photos

Your New Jersey Graduation Photos

2:41
Lantern ceremony in Montclair honors Asian community who faced violence and injustice

Lantern ceremony in Montclair honors Asian community who faced violence and injustice

1:53
Tour de Elizabeth takes cyclists through New Jersey's fourth-largest city

Tour de Elizabeth takes cyclists through New Jersey's fourth-largest city

0:30
Coast Guard boards anchored shipping vessel in Manasquan; no violations

Coast Guard boards anchored shipping vessel in Manasquan; no violations

0:23
Police: Haddonfield man faces charges for arson, stalking and vandalism

Police: Haddonfield man faces charges for arson, stalking and vandalism

0:17
Authorities: George Washington Bridge climber in custody

Authorities: George Washington Bridge climber in custody

1:42
Jersey Creators Market event in Jersey City brings street designers from all over Garden State

Jersey Creators Market event in Jersey City brings street designers from all over Garden State

1:45
 Missed swim lessons due to COVID-19 may be contributing to rise in child drownings

Missed swim lessons due to COVID-19 may be contributing to rise in child drownings

1:40
Red Bank's Broad Walk summer festival returns to downtown

Red Bank's Broad Walk summer festival returns to downtown