While city officials, state and federal rescue workers ensured the safety of humans during the Willard chemical spill, a different group worked for the well being of their four-legged friends.
Huron County Humane Society shelter manager/humane investigator Kathleen Hampton was notified on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving about the need to rescue pets.
Hampton and Huron County Dog Warden Gary Ousley first met with a disaster planning team at Willard Fire & Rescue headquarters. Then, they went door-to-door with a CSX representative who first used a meter to test air quality before allowing them to enter a yard or home.
A story about their efforts was published in Friday's Norwalk Reflector.