A Desperate Plea For Community Support
Blizzard Jonas has the Baltimore Humane Society under storm siege and we need your help! The relentless snow and blizzard grade winds have our team on high alert. We have emergency staff working around the clock and spending the night at the shelter to make sure the dogs, cats, and small mammals in our care are safe and warm. But this historic storm is causing us to incur tremendous unexpected costs, from removing downed and uprooted trees, to plowing, to dealing with water damage.
Heavily mounting snow and drifts is compounding the difficulty in tending to our pets. There is a small handful of staff trying to maintain proper care of the animals while also trying to keep up with the heavily piling snow and prevent it from blocking the kennels. Our one snow blower has broken making it almost impossible to access the shelter buildings. We have managed to maintain one open door to each of the buildings the animals are housed in. The dogs need their runs kept clear so they can get outside, but with the absence of any working equipment other than humans shoveling it is becoming a losing battle.
The financial toll is expected to continue as the brutal storm poses serious risk of structural and electrical damage to the shelter.
We are asking for any manpower, equipment, or financial support that people can lend. Donations can be made online at http://bmorehumane.org. If you are able to make your way to our shelter on Nicodemus Road once the snow has stopped, we will be there anxious to welcome you.
Everyone at the shelter appreciates the community’s support, especially the animals.
About the Baltimore Humane Society
The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services. We receive no funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations. For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visitwww.bmorehumane.org.