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The First Coast No More Homeless Pet Food Bank Running Low on Cat Food

7:50 AM, Sep 16, 2010   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The First Coast No More Homeless Pet Food Bank is down to two bags of cat food and without more donations, many could be turned away at the food bank's monthly food distribution.

The food bank opened in the spring and organizers said its goal is to help low-income families who may be forced to surrender their pet to an animal shelter because they don't have the resources to care for it.

Dianne Wiles, an employee of First Coast No More Homeless Pets, said it has given out more than 78,000 lbs. of pet food in six months. 

The food bank relies solely on donations to stock the shelves, and Wiles said while the food bank has fed 3,500 cats, its cat food supply is now down to two bags. "We just need the community to step up when you're going to the grocery store throw in a little bag of cat food ... bring it here," she said. 

The next distribution date for qualified pet owners is Oct. 16.

Donations can be taken to the pet food bank 6817 Norwood Ave., between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Call (904) 425-0005 for more information.

Arrangements can also be made to pick up donations of 200 lbs. or more.

First Coast News

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