Dance Studio Is Helping Pets Displaced By Hurricane Harvey

TOMS RIVER – In recent days, photos have been circulating on social media showing the forgotten animals of Hurricane Harvey – dogs and cats trapped in the floodwaters, or tied up and left behind in the frenzy of evacuation.

From A Dancer’s Pointe, located at 1311 Route 37 West next to the Marquee Theatre, decided to do something to help these Texas animals that are slowly being rescued. After discovering that the Monmouth County SPCA will be receiving some of the dogs, puppies, cats and kittens displaced by Hurricane Harvey via the group Wings of Rescue, the dance studio decided to initiate “A Month Of Giving” in September to collect much needed pet supplies and monetary donations for the rescued animals coming to New Jersey.

A donation box will be set up in the studio lobby for anyone to drop off the items listed below, as well as a jar on the reception desk to accept monetary donations. Hours of drop off are 5 to 8 p.m. When the box is full, the studio will coordinate a drop-off to the Monmouth County SPCA.

Items needed for the SPCA donation box:



Natural Balance Rolls – Beef, Lamb or Turkey

Pedigree Mighty Dog Canned Food

Dog Toys

Kongs – Medium & Large

New Leashes & Collars (buckle not snap)

EZ Walker Harnesses – Medium & Large

Gentle Leaders – Medium & Large

Pill Pockets


Dog Treats

Blankets, Towels & Sheets

Dog & Cat Beds

Gift Cards – Petsmart, Petco, Shoprite, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart


Friskes Ground Canned Food

Fancy Feast

World’s Best Cat Littler or any Scoopable Cat Litter

Plastic Cat Carriers

Cat Toys

Cat Treats & Catnip

Canned Food – Tuna & Sardines

Cat Beds

Pill Pockets


KMR Kitten Formula

Kitten Bottles

Kitten Canned Food

Jarred Baby Food – Turkey, Beef or Chicken

Plain Yogurt

Heating Pads/Discs

Hot Water Bottles

Stuffed Animals

For The Shelter:

Paper Towels

Laundry Detergent

Dryer Sheets Lavender Scented

Brillo/S.O.S Pads

Clorox Disinfectant & Wipes


30+ Gallon Garbage Bags

Liquid Hand Soap

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Sara Grillo served as the Assistant News Editor/Writer at Micromedia Publications in 2017. She has lived in numerous areas within Monmouth and Ocean Counties for the past 9 years. Grillo studied Journalism and Communication Arts at Ramapo College and has held positions in Marketing, Public Relations and Sales prior to writing for Micromedia. She left in October of 2017 to pursue creative writing.