Hoping to fill a need, Lynn Jasnoch, executive director, and Katie Kulhanek, fundraising and events coordinator, from Hastings' Heartland Pet Connection, stand in front of their new Disaster Animal Response Trailer, which is stored in the Adams Couny Emergency Management Building. A portion of the funds raised during the Heartland Pet Connection's Fifth annual Chocolate A'Fur event on Feb. 9 will go toward outfitting the trailer to aid pets in any city or village in Nebraska in the event of a natural disaster. (Independent/Barrett Stinson)
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:45 pm
Updated: 8:41 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.
Posted on Jan 19, 2013
HASTINGS —The next time a major tornado, flood or other disaster forces Nebraska residents into an emergency shelter, the Heartland Pet Connection and Adams County Emergency Management are ready for the pets that also are displaced.
Grant dollars helped purchase a Disaster Animal Response Trailer. When filled with supplies, it will be ready to aid pets in any city or village in Nebraska in the event of a natural disaster, said Eldon Orthmann, an Adams County supervisor who was on the emergency management board when the trailer arrived in Adams County last year.
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Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:45 pm.
Updated: 8:41 am.