Helping Hands Rescue collect donations for animals affected by wildfires

CLARKSTON, WA - All the wildfires in Washington State have affected not only people but also pets, which is why a local organization is lending a hand.

The non-profit, Helping Hands Rescue in Lewiston is trying to raise donations for animals affected by the fires. Volunteer Jennifer Wik said donating pet supplies is a way to help those families in need.

"So we're trying to distribute wherever is needed and it's rapidly changing, so we've been talking to sheriffs and animal control in the Okanogen area, in the Meta Valley area," said Helping Hands Rescue Volunteer, Jennifer Wik. "And we've been talking to Red Cross and we're just working with them to distribute on Sunday."

Donations are now being accepted at Orchards Pet Hospital in Lewiston and Riverview Animal Clinic in Clarkston. Then on Saturday, both Sportsman Warehouse and Petco will be collecting donations. All the supplies and cash donations will be delivered on Sunday by a volunteer.