Pet Pantry needs help to avoid empty cupboard

Leaders with the Piedmont Pet Pantry say incoming donations are not keeping up with demand from area residents who are too poor to buy pet food.

“Despite generous donations from individuals and businesses, the need for the pet food bank’s services continues to grow at a faster rate than the increase in food and monetary donations,” the pet pantry said in a statement.

Piedmont Pet Pantry is a project of the local Extra Mile Dog Rescue and is operated by volunteers.

In its first month of operation, in spring 2009, nearly 2,000 pounds of dog and cat food were distributed to more than 60 families, according to the nonprofit. In August of this year, more than 7,000 pounds of pet food were distributed to more than 200 families.

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