Humane Society running short on animal food

By CHARLES PEARL State Journal Staff Writer Published:

Bags of dog and cat food are running low at the Franklin County Humane Society's animal shelter. Donations are way down.

Regina Mitchell, kennel manager at the animal shelter, said Saturday the shelter has been fortunate in the past to have received donations of large bags of dog and cat food from local businesses such as Wal-Mart and Kroger. The bags usually donated were split or torn slightly, she said.

Late last week when the dog food supply was down to about two bags, Mitchell said she called some local businesses to see if they had any bags to donate, and they didn't.

Mitchell then called a couple of animal food companies and someone at Science Diet told her about a Shelter Partners program offered by the company.

"She said they would sell us dog food at 25 cents a pound," Mitchell said. "The dog food comes in 50-pound bags, so it would run us $12.50 per bag. Cat food comes in 25-pound bags at a cost of $6.50 (26 cents a pound). The price is good, but free is better."

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