COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The power outage has caused a major need for ice at the Franklin County Dog Shelter.

To keep the dogs cool, they are giving them ice chips and they are asking the public for bags of ice donations. There are currently 151 dogs housed at the shelter and the heat is on the rise every minute the power is out.

The shelter is located at 4340 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus, Ohio. To donate ice and where to drop it off, email

When Wendy’s Company in Dublin, Ohio learned of the need for ice at the shelter, Craig Lewis reached out via email and made an offer to help.

Company stores for Wendy’s in Columbus can donate ice if people bring in coolers for the animal shelter with no power. Each location can provide one to two coolers worth or ice depending on business and ice machine capacity, which varies from store to store. During the power outage only please.

Craig Lewis, Wendy’s Company

Lewis asked, since the company does not run all the stores in Columbus, it would be best to call first your local Wendy’s restaurant to be sure it is participating in the program.