EXETER TWP., Pa. - Just minutes after 69 News aired a report about how power problems were affecting a local pet store, many viewers jumped into action.
The owner of Diane's Pet Center on Perkiomen Avenue in Exeter Twp., Berks Co. was struggling Wednesday without electricity or a generator.
Diane Stetler was worried about how her reptiles, fish and birds would survive in the dark and cold.
Ten minutes after the story aired on the Berks Edition at 5:30, Stetler said people were offering to take in animals and give her supplies.
"We're working really hard to keep our fish alive now, thanks to the donations of the people bringing in their generators that we're borrowing and the cables and lanterns and lights, and we're hoping everyone is going to be OK, and I can't thank you enough," said Stetler.
Four generators are now powering the store, said Stetler, who has had so many offers to help that she had to turn some away. She also said the animals are doing fine.
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