This Animal Shelter Was Running Out Of Food. Now, They're 'Overwhelmed' With Donations

August 12, 2018

On July 24, the Hendricks County Animal Shelter in Danville, Indiana posted a request on Facebook for donations of cat food.

No one responded.

"Usually when we post something like that, people come in and we get some bags of food or whatever we ask for," said LaDonna Hughes, chief director of the HCAS. "I realized nobody responded. It was kind of weird."

But after their second plea was shared by local news website, the donations have been pouring in from all over the country.

donations to animal shelter pour in from all over
Credit: Hendricks County Animal Shelter

Phone calls and donations have swamped the shelter, as have deliveries from warm-hearted folks, the IndyStar reported.

UPS and FedEx dropped off 177 boxes of food and supplies Friday morning alone, Hughes said. The entire lobby was filled with donations Thursday and half of the shelter's garage was full.

"It's just so overwhelming," Hughes said. "We were all in awe (Thursday). I just couldn't believe it."

According to responses on Facebook, donations have rolled in from California to New York to Florida.

Kroger stopped by with donations and one boy, Anthony Goines, even dropped off $100 he received for his 13th birthday to help the cause.

Volunteers are donating time just to help with the inundation of supplies.

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