The pet food pantry at the Connecticut Humane Society is running low on supplies and the staff at the animal shelter is asking for your help filling it.
Unopened and unexpired cat and dog food is needed to help keep the pantry at Newington location open, according to Public Relations Director Alicia Wright. Any type of pet food, wet or dry, will be accepted.
"We are urgently seeking donations to continue feeding the pets of our clients," Wright said Friday morning.
The goal of the pantry, which opened in November 2010, is to provide "free quality pet food for people in financial need who are struggling to feed their pets," according to the Connecticut Humane Society website. The staff wants to help community members keep their pets at their home, "so don't have to think about giving them up for adoption," Wright said.
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The Connecticut Humane Society is also accepting monetary donations. According to the website, a donation of $30 could feed one dog or three cats for a month. People can make a secure donation online by clicking the following link.
Business owners are being asked to display the pet food pantry flyer at their place of work. Click the following link to download the flyer.
The organization is also always accepting donations of toys and general pet supplies.
If you are interested in adopting any of the animals at the Connecticut Humane Society, log onto its website to see a gallery of all the adoptable pets and to learn about the adoption rules and procedures.
The Connecticut Humane Society is located at 701 Russell Rd. in Newington and its phone number is 800-452-0114. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.