As the holidays approach, humans aren’t the only ones who could use some charity.
Pets often go hungry or get dropped off at shelters when it gets too costly for their owners to feed them, and the Arizona Humane Society wants to prevent this.
The society is having a holiday pet food drive so that all year long, financially strapped families can feed their furry companions.
Now through Dec. 31, AHS asks people to drop off goodquality dry and canned pet food at locations throughout the East Valley. Puppy and kitten food are especially needed.
Canned food will be used for special Thanksgiving and holiday dinners for dogs and cats in AHS shelters, and dry food will be among the thousands of pounds of free pet food and supplies given to needy pet owners each year.
Drop off donations noon to 5 p.m. daily at Petco, 1835 E. Guadalupe Road, Tempe, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays at either Arizona Humane Society location: Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion, 1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix, or the Sunnyslope Facility, 9226 N. 13th Ave., Phoenix.
All P.B. Bell apartment communities in the Valley are also accepting donations. Visit www.pbbell.com and click on "Properties" for a list.
For more information, call AHS at (602) 997-7586.