In just a year of operation, Animal Based Charities has given out 23,000 pounds of free pet food to cash-strapped rescue groups.
Founders of the nonprofit organization, which sponsors pet adoption events and runs a thrift shop in South Tampa, are grateful for all the support it has gotten from the public.
So the charity is hosting a holiday “gratitude” party Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its thrift shop, 4340 S. Manhattan Ave.
“It’s just our way of saying thank you,” said co-founder Rick Medina. “The success we’ve had this year, especially in this struggling economy, can be attributed to the people who believe in our mission.”
Today’s party includes refreshments and a visit from “Santa Paws.” People are invited to bring their pets and cameras.
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