NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — Pet Central helps! in Normal was the recipient of a community act of kindness.
Shelter executive director Lisa Kitchens said they do a lot of laundry every day, especially towels for animals during surgeries and blankets to keep animals comfortable.
Recently, both of their washing machines malfunctioned, leaving them without a way to wash pet items.
Kitchens said it posted a message on Facebook, asking the community to help wash items the shelter would leave in bags on the building’s porch.
The post was noticed by the community, and Kitchens said that not only were people helping them wash items, but they also received a new washer, courtesy of a kind Samaritan.
Kitchens said she was touched by the gesture.
She said they were hoping to get another washer soon.
“Unfortunately there is a lot of wear and tear on these washers we use, eventually we would like to buy a commercial washer as they tend to last longer in a shed but for now we are just grateful for everything what we can get,” Kicthens said.