NORTH FORYSTH — The Forsyth County Humane Society is seeking items to keep animals warm after the facility on Keith Bridge Road lost power during the ongoing winter weather.
Lauren Kirk, shelter manager, said the building has been without power since Tuesday and is encouraging members of the community to donate some items.
“Yesterday it wasn’t too cold, then we got there today and it was cold, so we posted [on social media] trying to find some generators and heaters and blankets and stuff,” she said.
Though the humane society has certain items, they are seeking anything that could help keep the animals warm overnight, when temperatures could fall into the single digits.
“We have a couple of generators, so what we’re going to need is gas to power them, some extension cords and some plug-in heaters,” Kirk said. “We could also use some blankets to cover the windows and for the cats to lay on to keep them warmer.”
Kirk said that workers would be at the Humane Society until 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. and would be back at 4 p.m.
“If people want to come help at 4 p.m., then they can help us get them ready for the night.”
Those interested in donating items or helping out can contact Kirk at (678) 897-8118.
UPDATE — After reading this report online, an official with Sawnee EMC contacted the Forsyth County News to say that the utility would be sending a crew to restore power at the shelter.
UPDATE — As of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sawnee EMC officials said power has been restored to the shelter.