June 28, 2011 |

Animal Friends needs donations of pet foods

Animal Friends has an urgent need for donations of pet food, especially dog food.

Animal Friends' Chow Wagon program provides donations of pet food to more than 20 local food pantries. But recently, donations and supplies of pet food have dwindled.

"I've never seen it this low before," said Eula Houston, animal care coordinator for Animal Friends. She states Animal Friends has only been able to give partner organizations small rations of pet food to tide them over until the supply increases.

Over the past five years, Animal Friends' Chow Wagon has provided nearly 100,000 pounds of food to more than 1,300 pet-owning families in need. Through the program, fewer families are forced to sacrifice their own food budgets to feed their pets – or face surrendering their animals to an uncertain future.

Animal Friends asks for help by dropping off donations of pet food, treats and toys at the Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center at Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Or mail a check made payable to "Animal Friends."  Donations are tax-deductible.

Call 412-847-7000 for more information.

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