EARS Heads South To Help Animals

A group of folks from Eastern Carolina are headed to the Gulf Coast to help animals affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Volunteers with EARS, the Emergency Animal Rescue Service in Pitt County, are leaving Friday to staff a shelter in Louisiana. The group's director, Cora Tyson, says the plan is to stay for two weeks and tend to the displaced animals with baths, shots, even finding the pets a home.

Tyson says the group is in great need of money for fuel and supplies for the shelter. You can donate until Thursday afternoon at locations throughout Greenville, including PetSmart, Tenth Street Animal Hospital and Helen's Grooming.