FurHaven Cares Donates to Whatcom Strong to Help Flood Victims
Here at FurHaven, our community and the environment around us are a part of who we are at our core. We boast about the beauty of the Pacific Northwest A LOT (how can we not?!) Despite our unconditional love, the unpredictable and sometimes extreme weather can cause issues.
Those "issues" turned into a catastrophe here a few weeks ago, when an "atmospheric river" hit our community. Historical amounts of rainfall caused upwards of 5 feet of water to flood homes. Because of this "river", around 500 members of the community were displaced, as well as their pets. Community members immediately rose to the occasion to help, and donation centers began popping up everywhere.
Whatcom Strong is an organization that came together after the flooding here - a central place for community resources and news. They organized an area for donations to be collected, and somewhere for people to replenish belongings.
A few days before Thanksgiving, Vet Tech students at Bellingham Technical College got in touch with FurHaven. Their Vet Tech club noticed a huge gap in supplies - not only were humans affected, but their pets too.
A donation of a few pet beds could mean the world to someone; it could mean a flood victim has one less thing to think about, or it could keep their pup comfortable at the hotel. No matter the answer, FurHaven was ready to help.
With the help of the Vet Tech Club, we were able to donate around 30 FurHaven pet beds to members of our community through Whatcom Strong. With a variety of different materials, sizes, and shapes donated, fluffy residents in our community will have a dry place to sleep.
If you would like to support animals in Whatcom County, you can! We partner with local and national 501c(3)s through our FurHaven cares program. By purchasing a pet bed on our website, you can select any charity to donate a portion of your purchase to. Our FAVORITE Whatcom charities are:
Whatcom Strong is continuing to accept donations, as well as volunteers, and is available through Their Website and Their Facebook