Hurricane Florence Donation Drive


A group of Minnesota volunteers have assembled in an effort to aid animal rescues/shelters in the Carolinas affected by Hurricane Florence. They plan to assist Granville County Animal Shelter in Oxford, NC and The Unforgotten Souls of Columbus County AC in Whiteville, NC.

A trip will be made to the affected areas once they are able to gain safe access to the drop off sites in North Carolina.

Below is a list of supplies they are collecting. Feel free to reach out to Emily Bernal Gaza (419-324-6929) if you have questions or need to coordinate items for donation.

Dogs of MSP will also be collecting these items at our Make It MSP Welcome event on 9/29 at Able Seedhouse & Brewery from 1-4pm. Stop by for a complimentary drink courtesy of Make It MSP and bring a donation with you!

Items NEEDED (in order of importance):

  • Bottled water

  • Cat litter

  • Kitten replacement milk (Mills Fleet Farm or Amazon)

  • Toys

  • Treats

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Dawn

  • Fabuloso Cleaner

  • Flea and tick medication

  • Gas cards

  • Towels

  • Blankets

  • Rags

  • Airline approved kennels or ones that can be broken down

  • Leashes

  • Collars (used ok)

  • Potty pads

  • Bleach

  • Cleaning wipes

  • Paper towels

  • Cat / kitten food

  • Dog / puppy food

Drop Off Locations/Contacts

Denny’s Restaurants (contact Emily Bernal Gaza to find out which locations are participating)

Contact individuals to arrange drop off:

  • East Metro Shawn Labarre - 651-442-1120 (prefer text)

  • Stillwater - Emily Bernal Garza - 419-324-6929 (prefer text)

  • North Metro MARS - Amy Swenson 763-503-4990 or 763-276-9878

  • West Metro Julie Deitering 612-272-2050 (prefer text)

  • Outstate Grand Rapids or Marble Area - Dani Druse 701-721-5635 (prefer text or PM)