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Keep ‘Em Home program grows at Foothills Humane Society

Published 4:11pm Friday, March 15, 2013

The Keep ‘Em Home Program at Foothills Humane Society – FHS – provides pet food to local families in need. Begun in 2011 with the help of Debbie and James Carter, Wal-Mart employees and volunteers at the Humane Society, FHS now receives as much as two tons of dog and cat food biweekly. Initially the Carters used their truck to carry food Wal-Mart donated from its Distribution Center in Shelby to the Humane Society’s shelter in Columbus.  Now these duties are completed with the help of volunteers.

FHS gives most of the food to the Meeting Place for Meals on Wheels and to the Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. Local pet owners who wish to keep their dogs and cats at home, but need food assistance, take the rest.

Foothills Humane Society wishes to acknowledge the generosity of Wal-Mart for providing this much needed pet food.

Volunteers give their time and vehicles to make the Keep ‘Em Home Program a success. Transportation Crew volunteers are Wayne Inks, Bryan Corpening, Jim Scott, Emily Clark, Joe Eskridge, and Nowell Guffey.

Bagging Crew members are Sally Orrill, Dee Owen, Joan Lonnes, Kelly Noegel, and Emily Clark.

If you would like to volunteer or wish to donate dog or cat food (never enough), please contact Steve King at 828-859-7054 or Foothills Humane Society at 828-863-4444.

The Program can always use more help.

- article submitted by Steve Kin and Joyce Cox

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