Fortunately, there are plenty of pet lovers in Southwest Washington. When the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW) asked its staff for volunteers to stay overnight to care for the animals, their list was filled within an hour.
“A sleepover is certainly unconventional, but times like this illustrate how incredibly dedicated our team is to this work. We come here every day for the animals,” director Sam. Ellingson said.
Ellingson said they are stocking up on snacks and making sleeping arrangements to ensure comfort and safety, adding that “they are sure to have a dear friend tonight.” will.”
The shelter will remain closed to the public on Saturday, but staff will determine if further closures are necessary as the storm moves in.
Ellingson said that, regardless of the weather, “we have pets here that need us.”