The Humane Society of Indianapolis is sending pet food and supplies to Sevier County, Tennessee to help animal shelters there recover from recent wildfires.
The Sevier County Humane Society has opened a temporary emergency shelter location at the Sevier County Fairgrounds. At this location, the shelter is accepting stray animals as well as offering shelter for pets whose owners have been displaced from their homes due to the devastating wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The public has been instructed to go to these fairgrounds to search for any missing pets, and pet owners from the area can also board pets at this location temporarily if their homes were destroyed. With the influx of animals, IndyHumane is assisting this shelter by donating supplies.
The supplies from Indy Humane were scheduled to arrive at the fairgrounds Tuesday.
The public is invited to visit the humane society's website with any monetary donations to help with the transport costs. The Indy Humane Society may be making future trips to Tennessee depending on what, if anything is needed with relief efforts.