Millsboro business looks to help pets affected by Harvey

Many here on Delmarva are doing what they can to help those whose lives have been forever changed by Hurricane Harvey.

However one Sussex County business is looking to reach a special group.

Wednesday, car after car pulled into Tail Bangers, a Millsboro pet store.

Each of drivers hands were filled with food and supplies to send to Texas. These donations are going towards the furry victims affected by Harvey.
  
"I bought some dog food, I bought some cat food, and some treats for both of them. I felt that we had to take care of every single living thing that is being affected by it. Person or animal," says Peggy Kiercher, a resident from Millsboro, DE.

After seeing images and videos of pet rescues in Texas, Lisa St. Clair, the owner,  felt the need to take action. St. Clair rallied her friends and customers on Facebook to lend a helping hand.

"Since I posted the post, I have people calling me from everywhere," says St. Clair.

St. Clair tells 47 ABC she's been keeping up with the needs of pet rescues and non-profits in Texas and has been using her shop in Millsboro as a collection site for donations.

"Crates, lots of towels, used collars and leashes , bowls. Right now they reached out and said they need canopies, the 10 by 10 canopies because the sun came out and these dogs are exposed in the heat in their crate, and they want to create some shade for them," says St. Clair.

Within 24 hours of posting a list of supplies,  the Delmarva community has rallied behind her.

"My husband and I wanted to come out and make sure the pets were also taken care of. When we have devastation in the United States everyone comes together and come help out," says Kiercher.

The store in the process of collecting more donations, for a list of items needed click here.

Folks can drop off donations at Tail Bangers,  located on 24546 Betts Pond Road, Millsboro, DE, 19966 or at Pro Rehab Chiropractic, located on 105 West 4th Street, Lewes, DE. 19958.

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