The devastation of Friday’s derecho is still affecting two area animal shelters that are looking for public assistance. Both the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) and the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division (PGAMG) are still without power and are desperate for bedding for the animals.
In an email sent out to D.C. area animal advocates, PGAMD states that “One big effect of the outage is that we are unable to use the washers to provide clean linens for the dogs.” With well over 100 animals in their care, the amount of bedding needed is astronomical when linens are only available for single use. WARL finds their group in a similar situation, making bedding donations crucial in this trying time for both organizations.
Friday’s storm affected almost every animal shelter in the D.C. Metropolitan area, but as of Monday evening, these two organizations were the last large-scale facilities without power.
Both shelters are requesting any donations be dropped off directly at their facilities. WARL is located at 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW Washington, DC 20011, and PGAMD is located at 3750 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Both locations are having issues with their phone systems, so in-person contact is the best way to reach them.