Marge Bart, the owner of Blue Chip Shelter, told Eyewitness News, "Many of their owners can't keep their pets or are involved in long term clean-ups. Their homes were destroyed and they just can't keep their pets. We are getting a lot of cats, some dogs, even rabbits."
Bart says the public often forgets about pets and hopes this story will serve as a wake-up call to those people. She said, "We and other shelters, especially the no kill shelters, are always up against it when it comes to money and we are having a big fundraiser this Saturday at the Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Hall. Fundraisers like that and private donations keep us in operation."