Pet pantry gets a boost from local pet store

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The St. Augustine Humane Society received over 1,000 pounds of pet food from Pet Supermarket in January. The food was provided by customers who donated dog and cat food to the store.

Pet Supermarket customers can buy a few extra boxes or bags of food and make donations upon checkout, said Carolyn Smith, executive director of the St. Augustine Humane Society.

“Customers are aware that 100% pet food donations can directly help the local community,” Smith said. “We appreciate the management and staff at Pet Supermarket who have displayed our name at the top of their collection bin, so people know exactly who is receiving the donations.”

Although statistics show that one in six American families struggle to make ends meet and rely on food banks as their only source of food, the statistics “make no mention of the number of pet family members who are affected by an economic downturn,” Smith said.

Donations from Pet Supermarket and others support The Humane Society’s Pet Food Bank, which provides over 1,600 pounds of pet food each month to pet owners in need.

For more information or to sign up for the pet food bank, go to staughumane.org. To donate pet food or to volunteer, call Mike Murphy at 829-2737 or email [email protected]

In addition to a pet pantry, the human society resource center includes a wellness and preventative care clinic, a low-cost neutering and neutering clinic, a grooming facility, and a dog training.

The Humane Society Sterilization, Sterilization and Surgery Clinic is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday. The Wellness Clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. Registration for spaying and spaying surgery is required.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open Saturday by appointment. Close on Sunday. The Humane Society is at 1665 Old Moultrie Road.

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