HAMPTON,Va. (WAVY) – 10 On Your Side aired a story about a Hampton animal rescue in desperate need of funds Thursday night. After our story aired on WAVY News 10 at 11 p.m., the phones started ringing and the donations started pouring in.
Angel Recoy runs her Critters 4 U animal rescue from her Hampton home and specializes in taking in unwanted animals. One of the pit bulls, Dyson, was brought into an emergency vet after a dog attacked him. He was bloodied, bruised, and without Recoy’s help he would have died.
“If I didn’t say yes to Dyson while he was there, he didn’t have any other option,” said Recoy. “He was being brought in on a stretcher, and I was there. They were going to euthanize.”
Since Recoy’s story aired 10 On Your Side viewers have stepped up in a big way. The story about Critters 4 U Rescue was one of the most viewed stories on WAVY.com Thursday night, and our WAVY Facebook page was filled with comments. And, Recoy says people have donated hundreds of dollars to her shelter overnight.
One of her volunteers posted this the animal rescue’s Facebook page: “We are overwhelmed with donations, and we are in awe of how people are responding. We are trying to catch up with everyone and trying to say thank you and just one thank you is not enough on how grateful we are for even a penny.”
Recoy also would like to have her own facility for needy animals. If you would like to help, call 757-335-0028 or go to critters4urescueinc.org. You can also help by donating items, sponsoring an animal, fostering or volunteering.