Volunteers needed after shelter fire kills animals

May 20, 2010 2:17:14 PM PDT
The Berkeley East Bay Humane Society is urgently pleading for the public to help care for its animals.

Dozens of dogs and cats are now homeless after being rescued from an overnight fire that gutted the Berkeley facility.

Monetary donations can be given online by visiting www.berkeleyhumane.org and clicking on the "donate" tab, or mailed to:

2700 9th St.
Berkeley, CA 94710.

Foster homes are being sought for many of the animals retrieved from the shelter. People who have space to temporarily house a dog or cat are asked to send an e-mail to foster@berkeleyhumane.org

Humane society officials are also looking for volunteers to help clean up and repair the shelter and care for the remaining animals. People interested in volunteering can send an e-mail to volunteer@berkeleyhumane.org.