Sacramento animal shelter seeks pet food donations

Sacramento BeeAugust 17, 2011 

Since 2009, people who counted on Sacramento's animal shelter to help them feed their pets could always stop by "Titanic's Pantry" for free food to allow them to keep their pets.

But for the first time in memory, the shelves are bare, and officials are putting out a desperate call for help.

"We are out of food," said Gina Knepp, spokeswoman for the city's Animal Care Services. "We have many, many customers who come to us daily for cat and dog food.

"The premise behind that is we are trying to help people who may be struggling financially to feed their pets so they don't have to give them up."

Knepp said the pantry, named for a gargantuan cat the shelter adopted as a mascot, typically goes through hundreds of pounds a week of cat and dog food donated by individuals and stores, including pet stores that turn over their supplies of torn pet food bags.

Read the complete story at sacbee.com

McClatchy Washington Bureau is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service