Yesterday’s massive fire in Garðabær is likely to have destroyed all of the supplies for Iceland’s Animal Shelter, Dýrahjálp Íslands, Vísir reports. The fire, which Reykjavík’s entire fire department was deployed to put out, broke out in a building that houses an Icewear clothing store, offices, and storage units. One of these storage units is where the Dýrahjálp keeps all of the stock needed to care for the animals in its shelter.
This news was announced via a post on the shelter’s Facebook page. “Some days start worse than others,” it read.
“This morning, we got the news that a fire had broken out at Icewear and geymslur.is [storage facility]. While we are glad to hear that there weren’t any casualties, we’re still waiting to hear news regarding the storage units that we rent in the geymslur.is building.”
“Almost all of Dýrahjálp’s supplies have been stored there for the last few years: cages, animal beds, food, leashes, litter boxes, cat litter, and an endless list of stuff that we have been given over the years. Everything that we need to do our jobs.”
At the time of writing, Dýrahjálp was still waiting to hear from the fire department about the condition of their storage units, but people were quick to begin collecting goods to donate to the shelter.
Per information that Dýrahjálp has given out on the post’s comments feed, they are already accepting donations. If you want to donate pet accessories or animal supplies of any kind to Dýrahjálp, you can drop them off at the Gæludýr.is pet store, located at Smáratorg 1 in Kópavogur. Items should be marked ‘Dýrahjálp.’ Monetary donations may also be made directly to the shelter’s bank account at Íslandsbanki using account number 0513-26-4311 and kennitala 620508-1010.