published Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Bradley County storm victims get ice, pet help

Bradley County storm victims now have access to free ice at several locations in the county, and the Cleveland Animal Shelter is providing care for pets of people displaced by last week’s tornadoes.

Beginning at noon today six large electric coolers, similar to those seen at convenience stores, will be located in Bradley’s storm-damaged areas:

  • A.J.’s Market and Waterville Baptist Church on Dalton Pike
  • Park View Elementary School
  • Bradley County Fire & Rescue on Inman Street
  • Black Fox Elementary School
  • Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy Distribution Center at Raider Drive.

The coolers will be restocked daily and are free to storm victims and volunteers, said Troy Spence, with the Bradley County Emergency Management Agency.

Tennessee Valley Ice is providing the machines and the first stocks of ice. After that, ice will be supplied by First Baptist Church and Don Ledford Automotive, Spence said.

The animal shelter’s pet care also is free for lost and displaced pets, but the shelter is required by the state to collect a $10 rabies vaccination fee before each pet can be released, Spence said.

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