Pet Helpers organizing pet food distribution on Saturdays

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Pet Helpers is teaming up with Chewy and the Humane Society of the United States to hold a community pet food distribution event on Saturday.

The group will distribute 26 pallets of food and supplies to pet owners in need on a first-come, first-served basis. Items available include dry/wet cat and dog food, cat litter, and pet treats.

“Animal shelters are seeing the impact of rising inflation as more pet owners abandon their pets because they can no longer afford to care for them with rising costs. food and supplies,” said Melissa Susko, executive director of Pet Helpers. “This event aims to help individuals and families who may need a helping hand. We are forever grateful to Chewy and our partnership with the Humane Society of the United States for making it possible to help our neighbors in need.

Supplies are available per household and will be brought to the pet owner‘s vehicle.

The event will take place on July 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pet Helpers facility on Folly Road.

Can’t make it to Saturday’s event? Learn more about the Pet Helpers Community Food Bank Program here.