GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank Program Partners with US Coast Guard to Feed Animals Ravaged by Hurricane Irma
After receiving word of the need, Rescue Bank arranged three deliveries to support the efforts of St. John Animal Care Center. Through a volunteer, we coordinated with a US Coast Guard Task Force Commander who was able to facilitate contact with the local San Juan Commander, in turn securing room for dog and cat food to be delivered via US Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley. The Donald Horsley Cutter had been used for several days to ferry humanitarian supplies. For this particular trip, they had room for 2,800 lbs. of Authority Brand pet food donated to Rescue Bank from PetSmart Charities and nine animal assessment personnel from our partner, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), who escorted the food to the island.