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Pet supplies from Rutland reach hurricane victims

By Nanci McGuire

After hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, many heroes came to the rescue from near and far, including from Rutland.
A few days after Hurricane Harvey hit Amanda McGuire saw a post on Facebook from Oh My Dog located in South Burlington, soliciting donations of pet food and supplies which would be collected in S. Burlington and later delivered to animal rescue organizations in Houston.

McGuire, being the animal lover that she is, wanted to be part of the effort. So with the help of her family they began making phone calls and arrangements, starting with Tractor Supply in Rutland  to see if they would allow a truck to be parked in their parking lot for two hours on the evening of Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Toolcraft donated a ten-foot box truck to the cause.

By the end of the day volunteers filled the box truck and drove the truck to South Burlington where they connected with the Oh My Dog folks who started the relief effort. Volunteers unloaded the items into one of two moving trucks and three moving vans that departed later that evening for Houston.

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