By KAREN THIEL
The organizers of Beaufort County’s fifth annual pet food drive have added an additional drop-off point, so more kind-hearted donors can complete the pet food supplies – and choose the location closest to their home or place of work.
Phoebe Wahab, who works at the Bath Community Library and helped organize the ride there, said timing and convenience are the main reasons for the new deposit option. The reader, which traditionally takes place throughout the month of December, will be limited by the closure of the Bath Library from Thursday 23 December until Monday 27 December. Organizers wanted to provide another option for people who haven’t yet donated to the cause, which supports the Pet Food Pantry of eastern North Carolina, as well as raising Paws and Love awareness.
“We think the Pet Food Pantry is a gift for the whole community,” said Terri Parish, Beaufort County Pantry Representative, who regularly accepts donations at Ship On Site, which is her family’s store and well known as satellite pet. place of donation of care in Washington. She has volunteered to receive any donations made there during regular office hours. “By lending a hand in tough times and providing dog and cat food for the pets of everyone in need – the elderly, veterans and the disabled – we can ease these burdens on families and the community. community, ”she added.
Ship on Site is located in the Midtown Crossing Mall in Washington, adjacent to Tractor Supply and accessible by the light from the Good Will Store on Fifteenth Street. The store is open from 9 a.m. at 6 p.m. on weekdays at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
The Pet Food Pantry in eastern North Carolina currently serves 35 families in Beaufort County who receive regular assistance for their pets. The group helps more than 1,200 animals and owners in Beaufort and Pitt counties. The Beaufort County location also allows those in need to enter and receive food in the event of an emergency, as well as free pet sterilization and sterilization services, which are partially funded by donations from members of the public. Paws and Love is a Beaufort County non-profit group that welcomes at-risk cats and kittens who have been abandoned, orphaned, or who live on the streets. Their programs promote the adoption of these orphans, long-term health care for animals that need the services of their sanctuary, and a trap-neuter and release program for feral cats.