We want the people of Oklahoma to know that you are not alone and that we’re here to help them get back on their feet. - Alex Zhardanovsky, PetFlow Co-Founder.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2013
PetFlow.com, the online store that delivers all of your pet’s needs on a schedule that you choose, today announced that with the help from its faithful and generous customers from around the country, hundreds of orders of needed pet food is en route to animal shelters in and around Moore, Oklahoma – the area ravaged this week when F5-category tornadoes touched down. PetFlow and its customers understood the overwhelming need to bring comfort and care to pets and families that have been dislodged from their homes.
“After hurricane Sandy swept through the East coast, many of our customers were asking how they can help animals that were affected by the storm. We offered to waive shipping on any order that is being sent to a shelter in an affected area. We were astounded by the outpouring of support – nearly 1,000 orders were placed by our customers," said Alex Zhardanovsky. “We want the people of Oklahoma to know that you are not alone and that we’re here to help them get back on their feet.”
To assist the pets and families affected in Oklahoma, PetFlow.com contacted its hundreds of thousands of customers via email, alerting them to the shelters that are in need of supplies and assistance, and informed them that shipping fees for all charitable orders will be waived and orders of more than $55 will receive a 10% discount. Within minutes, hundreds of orders have been placed. PetFlow.com has sent its own donations to the shelters as well.
The City of Moore Animal Shelter stated that with the influx of displaced pets, they are in short supply of many necessities, including food and pet cleaning products that can be purchased at PetFlow.com, as well as fencing and outdoor shelters to help comfortably house their growing population.
Animal shelters are responding to an influx of lost and injured animals. Canned foods, litter products and sanitary supplies are in highest demand.
In total, the tornado has destroyed more than 2,400 homes, displaced 10,000 residents and caused more than $2 billion in damage.
To learn more about the shelters in need of help and how to place needed pet supply orders, visit http://blog.petflow.com/2013/05/disaster-in-oklahoma-please-help/.