STEELE CREEK NEWS
Pet Food Bank
Helps Keep Pets out of Shelter
12, 2011) As Mecklenburg County pet owners began experiencing
increased financial difficulty a few years ago,
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control saw an
increase in the number of pets being brought in to the Animal
Shelter because the owners couldn't afford to feed them. To help pet
owners keep their pets, and keep them out of the shelter, Animal
Care and Control partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to
Pet Food Bank, which assists income-eligible families
with food for their dogs and cats.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control staff will collect
pet food for the Pet Food Bank at the
Steele Creek Residents Association Meeting on
Thursday, March 3 at Southwest Middle School.
All types of pet
food are needed – dry and canned food for dogs, cats, puppies
Open food containers cannot be accepted because this food is
distributed to the public.
Smaller bags of 10 pounds or less are preferred because they are
easier to store and distribute.
and Control is part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police
Department. Their offices are located at 8315 Byrum Drive, at
the northern edge of Steele Creek.
The Pet Food
Bank is one of many
Community Outreach Programs the agency has to help
control the pet population, to promote the health and welfare of
Mecklenburg County pets, and to get pets out of the shelter and into
homes with loving families. They also offer a variety of
Humane Education classes to promote responsible pet
information, contact Animal Control Officers
Melissa Knicely or
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