Donate pet food to help hungry, furry friends

November 30, 2010

By Staff

The fifth annual Holiday Pet Food Drive is collecting kibbles, treats and wet pet food at Safeway.

Every year, pet food donations help the Seattle Humane Society fill its Pet Food Bank shelves for animals in King County owned by people who are disabled by AIDS, are low-income and senior members of the community, or who are Pet Project clients.

In the winter of 2009, people donated about 15 tons of pet food — providing food to more than 1,200 pets. This summer, Safeway participated in the first summer pet food drive and collected 8,000 pounds of food for the Pet Food Bank.

It takes an average of 12,000 pounds per month to sustain the program. The latest pet food drive ends Dec. 31.

Call 649-7566 or e-mail petproject@seattlehumane.org to enroll in the Pet Project, and e-mail petfoodbank@seattlehumane.org to enroll in the Pet Food Bank.

“Thanks, to the Pet Food Bank, more than 930 pet owners each month don’t have to choose between self care and pet care,” Seattle Humane Society spokeswoman Divya Kumar said.

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