Volunteers Help Animal Shelter In Yukon After Ice Storm

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 10:04 pm
By: News 9

While many around the metro were dealing with clearing tree branches in their yards, a group of volunteers in the Yukon area ventured out to help the nearby animal shelter, which was also affected by the ice storm.

The power went out at the Pets and People Humane Society and Yukon Animal Shelter early Saturday morning. All the cats and dogs inside their building were fine, but volunteers had quite a challenge just getting to it.

"We couldn't even get to the shelter this morning," said volunteer Edy Bauer. "All of our cars are parked over on the Main Street."

Bauer posted a plea on Facebook, and she is thankful for all of the people who braved the cold, rain and ice to help them clear the road from all the downed tree limbs so they could get to all the animals.

 "There were 8 people with chainsaws and probably 20 other people providing manpower moving those limbs out of the way where we could get through."

Everywhere you look around the shelter, there are giant tree limbs that are snapped in two, all because of the weight of the almost inch thick ice.

Fortunately, none of the trees are near the actual building. And though the power is out, it did not stop these volunteers from feeding and caring for all their furry friends inside.

Their next challenge will be getting more people to help clear away all the downed tree branches around their dog park area.

Pets and People volunteers say besides manpower, they could also use some donations to help with the cleanup and care for all the animals. To help, go to www.petsandpeople.com