Veterinarian collecting hospital supplies

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URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — A veterinarian is doing her part to keep healthcare workers stocked up on supplies. Many hospitals are struggling to maintain enough equipment to treat patient as businesses and online suppliers are being bought out of essential supplies.

That’s why veterinarian and owner of Good Friends Animal Hospital Susan Norris is taking action. She knows how important it is to have the equipment you need to do your job. That’s why she wanted to be a place where anyone with extra supplies could drop them off, and she’ll take them where they need to go.

“I have loved ones that work at the hospital, and they are already seeing the need for items, so I wanted to do something to support and also… just, the stories that are coming out all over the country about the need… just felt like I needed to do something,” said Norris.

Although Norris is giving all donations to OSF and Carle, she says even vet’s offices like hers are suffering from the shortage of masks. They’re at risk too. Experts don’t think animals can contract the virus, but they could carry it on their bodies and spread it to other humans.

Norris is asking for donations of gloves, N95 respirators or masks, homemade masks, rubbing alcohol, etc.

Any supplies not needed locally will be shipped to other hospitals. Anyone looking to donate should call (217) 344-1017 beforehand.

Good Friends Animal Hospital
908 East Main Street, Urbana

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