Local animal rescue organizations are also picking up the pieces left by the ice storm. Many have been taking in dogs and cats that were left homeless. News Channel Six's Dee Griffin has the story of how one rescue is trying to help.
They are the faces of the smallest victims of the ice storm. While the ice and downed trees left thousands of people without power, it left these animals without homes. Nancy Kay of Southern Souls Rescue explains, "owners leave to go take refuge in a motel or something and the dogs are left without food or water and they go in search of that."
But what they found is a new home that has offered a chance to thrive until reunited with their owners. For others like these three little ones, the cold weather put the freeze on a family's ability to care for them. "They came from a lady that her house got kerosene poisoning in the house it was affecting her animals and I had to take the animals," Kay says.
Like many animal rescue organizations in the area, Southern Soul Rescue was helping the animals when they couldn't do much to help themselves. They were left without power for six days. Kay says, "We heard they got a truck of generators. We took the last money we had in the Southern Souls bank account and we bought a generator so we could keep these little babies warm."
For the smallest little orphans of the CSRA, Southern Soul Rescue is now trying to put together the love and comforts of home that the ice storm tore apart. "I just always had a love for animals," Kay reflects.
Nancy Kay says she has been able to reunite three animals with their owners. Also, Southern Souls Rescue depleted its funds trying to keep the animals warm and fed during the storm.
For information on Southern Souls Rescue and how you can donate go to Southern Souls Rescue's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Souls-Rescue/274080292619533?id=274080292619533&sk=info
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