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After Sandy, Animal Shelter Needs Help

With no power or water, the Center for Animal Health and Welfare has put out a call for volunteers and donations.

When Hurricane Sandy struck, a lot of shelters made it clear that they'd provide a place for pets.

But what about the pets that don't have homes? The Center for Animal Health and Welfare in Williams Township is the Saucon Valley area's go-to place for stray/unwanted animals, and since the storm hit it's been without power.

On Tuesday evening, the shelter put out a call for help on its Facebook page.

"We do not have power, water or phone," they wrote. "We will need additional donations of water, linens, paper products till power is restored."

All the animals were fine, the shelter reported. Met-Ed reported 1,620 customers in Williams without power as of 7:10pm Tuesday, and PPL reported 150 customers without power in Williams.

The center also needs volunteers to help clear branches from its property, starting after 9am Wednesday.

The Center for Animal Health and Welfare is located at 1165 Island Park Road in Williams Township, just east of Lower Saucon Township.

As of about 8pm Tuesday PennDOT was reporting that a section of Island Park Road between Berger Hill Road in Glendon and Tumble Creek Road was closed due to a downed utility line.

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