Heading to the Animal Shelter in Kanawha County, W.Va.

Heading to the Animal Shelter in Kanawha County, W.Va.

Heading to the Animal Shelter in Kanawha County, W.Va.

In an effort to assist areas impacted by flooding in the southern part of West Virginia, I was blessed to be able to go and deliver much needed supplies to the Kanawha Animal Shelter with Barb, president of Marshall County Animal Shelter board and Janie, volunteer fundraiser for the MCAS. We delivered donations from Marshall County to make sure all the furry babies had what they needed after being in the flood. MCAS also sent van loads of supplies to the Greenbrier Animal Shelter in White Sulphur Springs that was also hit hard by what is being called the “1,000- year flood.” MCAS also brought back animals to help with shelter overcrowding that was a result of the flood. None of the animals brought to Marshall County were found in the flood, but were brought to our area so they can be adopted. This will allow the Greenbrier Animal Shelter to help the animals and their families separated by the flood find each other. It was hard for me to see what the shelter was going through. Everyone was trying to help out the best way they knew how.  Volunteers and staff of the shelters were taking supplies out to the hard hit flood areas so the animals could have food, water and shelter. Watching the dog warden come back with mud covered, terrified dogs and cats was unbelievable. We wondered how they survived the flood.  We saw pet owners looking for their animals, pet owners having to surrender their animals because they had no home to take them back to and the shelter employees and all the volunteers had to make things work for everyone.  The sights we saw where unreal, very sad and made me thankful that the ladies who I went down state with were just like me. All we wanted to do was make sure that any animal that was in need due to the flood had the basics so they knew that they were not forgotten and that they where loved. I want to thank some of my co-workers who gave and who even had a few of their friends give food and other items for the trip. Thank you to my amazing and overly generous bosses, Jim and Linda Bordas, and to Chris Regan and Maggie Tague for the money they gave that was either sent, given or used to purchase medical supplies, food, cleaning supplies and everything else under the sun to help with all the animals in need at the shelters. I want to give a BIG thank you to Jamie Bordas for giving me the time that was needed to make this trip possible. Jamie knows where my heart is when it comes to animals, and giving me the opportunity to help by letting me do this trip was truly and deeply appreciated.  This is what the Bordas & Bordas Law Firm is about - helping our fellow neighbors in their time of need.  I see it done at Bordas & Bordas every day. No one will truly understand how this trip has affected me personally. I’m just grateful that I got to go and help.   In the words of Barb from the MCAS, “It’s not about the ‘stuff’ we delivered, it’s about the things you couldn’t see or measure. It’s about the love, hope and friendship we took.” That’s what it’s all about. Rock on people. And bark on, Bordas dog nation. Rock and bark on.