A fire has left Nash County animal advocates asking the public for help.
Nash County Emergency Services Assistant Director Scott Rogers said an employee at the Nash County Animal Shelter arrived around 7:30 a.m. Saturday to discover an overnight fire had destroyed the organization’s storage building.
“The fire was in a detached building from the dog pound,” Rogers said. “It was a mobile office unit they used for storage, and we think it burned some time during the night.”
The employee notified authorities who extinguished the small fire that was still burning, but the majority of the damage already had been done. “They were storing dog and cat food as well as supplies for the animals,” Rogers said. “They did have another building on-site where they stored some of the food, so they are not out of business, but it pretty much devastated the organization.”
The Nash County Animal Friends group jumped into action to raise awareness of the incident and collect supplies for the shelter.
They started a campaign through FundRazr.com to collect $1,000 for food, vaccines, medications and more.
The goal was met, but the campaign is open until Oct. 12, and the Shelly W. Milburn Insurance Agency on Hurt Drive also is collecting food, collars, leashes and anything else for the shelter.