Shelter needs pet food donations
BRATTLEBORO - “No hungry pets” is the unofficial motto of the Windham County Humane Society’s pet food pantry. However, that motto is becoming ever harder to follow.
With an increase in the number of pet owners accessing the pet food pantry and the increased cost of pet food impacting the amount of pet food donated to the shelter, the WCHS is seeking the public’s assistance to restock the pet food shelters during their second annual pet food drive, which will run until Tuesday, November 22.
Daily, the shelter staff and volunteers replenish the pet food pantry. Each week over 250 pounds of dog and cat food and 100 cans of wet pet food are packaged into meals for a pet family to grab. WCHS hopes to stock the pantry shelves during the pet food drive with enough dog and cat food to last them until January.
One Stop Country Pet Supply at 648 Putney Road will have collection bins out for the pet shelter. People can also drop off unopened pet food at the shelter, which is located at 916 West River Road.
A wish list of brands is available at windhamcountyhumane.org/inkind-gifts. Cash donations for pet food can be sent to PO Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or made online at windhamcountyhumane.org; put in the notes section, “For pet food.”