SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network

The call came in: Hope Animal Shelter has flooded

Karyle Steele

When we heard that Hope Animal Shelter was hit by a flash flood, the SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network went into action to do whatever we could to help. Coincidentally, Network member Mary Joviak had just called with 12 bags of linens to donate. What timing! Network members picked up the donated linens and delivered them to Spa Daze at 6812 N. Oracle Road, one of three collection points for Hope. They already had an entire room full of donated items.

There is a good story in the midst of this sad one. As one of Hope’s volunteers entered their building to remove the animals, he found a dog whose room was flooded. The dog had managed to make it to the top step rescuing all of his favorite toys on the step beside him. All of the pets were safely removed to nearby neighbors or went home with volunteers.

Hope’s greatest needs right now are cleaning supplies, cat scratching posts, cat condos, linens and cash donations. Please go to to find locations to drop off items, to donate or to learn about volunteer needs.

The need is great. SaddleBrooke residents have always stepped up when the call goes out.

Thanks for your continued support and caring for the homeless pets.