Gunner Kennels Donates Fleet of Kennels for Displaced Dogs After Deadly Tennessee Tornadoes
OutdoorHub Editor: Keenan Crow 03.06.20
Residents in Tennessee continue to rebuild after a powerful storm crushed Middle Tennessee during the early hours of Tuesday morning, dropping tornadoes with winds up to 165 mph, and killing at least two dozen people – including five children under 13 years old.
Ever since the overnight disaster, utility crews have been working tirelessly to repair over 600 downed telephone poles and restore power to almost 20,000 Nashville residents. According to the National Weather Service in Nashville, the tornado that landed in Putnam County on Tuesday was rated as an EF-4 with 175 mph winds. The second tornado, which hit Nashville and Wilson Counties, were rated as an EF-3. Surveyors claim around 50.25 miles of damage was caused by the EF-3 tornado.
In the wake of despair and destruction, however, communities have banned together to help those injured or left homeless – and that includes dogs, too!
On Thursday morning, Gunner Kennels – which is based in Nashville – devised a plan to help their fellow Nashvillians and the local shelters in the area who were receiving a flood of displaced dogs.
As you can see in their Instagram post below, the fine folks at Gunner delivered an entire trailer full of kennels to the Nashville Humane Association to use for housing and transportation of dogs in need.
“We’re proud to call Nashville home, and thankful for all the first responders and working K9s in the Pack — one thing’s for certain after seeing the community response: Nashville is strong, and it will come back stronger! #NashvilleStrong”
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As some of you know, Gunner is located in Nashville, where many of us were born & raised (like Founder Addison Edmonds and CEO Joe Graves). The tornadoes yesterday devastated parts of our city and though we’re thankful our crew is safe, we know many in our city are hurting.⠀ ⠀ As we were talking about what small ways we could contribute yesterday, Alex from NomNom — a fellow Nashville brand in the dog business — reached out & asked if we could team up with Mayor Cooper’s office to help the shelters who were getting a flood of displaced dogs. ⠀ ⠀ We‘ve dropped off a trailer of kennels at Nashville Humane Association to use for transportation moving forward, and to lend to any shelters overwhelmed. If there are any other local Middle Tennessee shelters in the area who have been affected by the tornadoes & could use some escape-proof kennels, please DM us.⠀ ⠀ We’re proud to call Nashville home, and thankful for all the first responders and working K9s in the Pack — one thing’s for certain after seeing the community response: Nashville is strong, and it will come back stronger! #NashvilleStrong ⠀ #MansBestFriend deserves #MansBestKennel | #GunnerKennels⠀ ⠀ #GunnerDogs | #MadeintheUSA
Well done, GK!