Local donations pouring in for animal victims of Tenn. wildfires

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(Courtesy Michelle Dorsey)

HIGHLAND, IL (KTVI) – Material support is flowing into a Highland, Illinois woman’s efforts to help livestock displaced by the wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Fox 2 News reported on that effort Thursday. Michelle Dorsey, who is leading the Southern Emergency Animal Response Unit’s effort in the region, shared a picture of some of the donated items coming in.

What you don’t see in the photograph are the dozens of hay bales also donated. Dorsey said a Fox 2 viewer from Canada (who watches the station online) contacted her and promised to send gift cards.

They organization is still looking for drivers who could transport all the material to those in need.