The boy who raised more than $600 in funds to buy protective equipment for Avon Lake Police Department’s K-9, Ady, is again hoping to help our four-legged friend, this time those affected by SuperStorm Sandy.
Cameron Hoosier, the boy s now he is looking for items for animals affected in the remnants of Hurricane Sandy.
“We were watching CNN and a cat was being returned to its family,” Cameron said. “We found online that the Jersey Shore didn’t have power and needed blankets and the SPCA needed food and cat litter to take to families for families hit by the storm.”
They found the Jersey Shore Animal Center was in need.
Now, the need has changed and Cameron and his family, father Scott, mother Carla and sister Kayla are seeking cat litter, new or gently used sheets and blankets and unopened bags and cans of dog and cat food.
“We saw a ton of animals swimming on the roads,” Cameron said of news feed showing pets on streets that were underwater in New Jersey.
How the supplies will get there has not yet been determined.
“What we want to do is to go to New Jersey and help hand it out and give it to shelters,” the Avon Lake seventh-grader said. “But we might load a van and meet the animal railroad half way.” Cameron was referring to a transport system that moves pets across the country.
“We’re hoping to get a van full,” he said.
There will be three drop off locations in Avon Lake: The Avon Lake Police Department (on Walker Road), Paws by the Lake (on Lake Road) and Rotz Electric (on Moore Road).