When families fall on hard times pets are often one of the casualties of household budget cutting. This is especially difficult as pets are a source of comfort and affection. But vet bills and pet food are expensive, and as a last resort some pets are delivered to a shelter or even abandoned.
As a way of helping those who are worried about the pets they had to give up, and the volunteers who work at pet shelters, HOPEsudbury is supporting local animal shelters through a pet food drive.
Shelters have requested:
- Low cost dry cat food—any size bag
- Canned cat food—tall Purina cans are the best
- Small size bags of puppy and adult dog Science Diet dry food
- Canned dog food: Science Diet, Natural Balance, or Halo
Collections will be delivered to the Buddy Dog Humane Society, the Neponset Valley Humane Society and the Forever Home Rescue of New England.
The collection will run from Friday February 22 through Friday March 8, and collection bins will be at the Goodnow Library, the Grange Hall (326 Concord Road), and the Longfellow Club (524 Boston Post Road—Route 20—on the Sudbury/Wayland line).
HOPEsudbury is a grassroots non-profit organization designed to engage Sudbury citizens from all walks of life in efforts to provide humanitarian aid to others in need. For more information on HOPEsudbury, go to www.hopesudbury.org