In partnership with the Salvation Army and Safeway, ARF’s Holiday Pet Food Drive will once again lend a paw to those in need this holiday season. ARF will be collecting cat and dog food donations November 23 to December 30 to help local pet guardians provide for their furry families.
“For struggling families, donated pet food can be the difference between being able to keep a cherished pet and being forced to surrender at a time when unconditional love is needed the most,” said Elena Bicker, Executive Director. “Through the community’s embrace, ARF is able to assist struggling families and keep pets out of shelters and in the homes that love them.” Last year, more than 12,000 pounds of pet food were collected, enough to feed more than 600 cats and dogs for Contra Costa families in need. This year, with the help of the community, the organization hopes to feed even more.
Food will be distributed to Contra Costa County families through the Salvation Army in Concord. Families in need of pet food assistance should contact the Salvation Army directly at 925.676.6180.