Employees and cops from the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions in Sykesville are competing to see who can help feed the most pets in need. From August 24th to September 4th, police and employees at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions facility in Sykesville are working hard to help supply the Baltimore Humane Society Bmore Kind Pet Food Bank and the Carroll County Humane Society with their Dog Days of Summer Pet Food Drive.
When faced with hard times, pets as well as people can go hungry. Helping those pet families in need is why Baltimore Humane Society opened the Bmore Kind Pet Food Bank in early December. Anyone in need who is unable to pay for their pet’s food is welcome to receive help from the food bank. Part of the no-kill shelter’s mission is to end the homelessness of pets in our community and it hopes that the pet food bank will help pet owners who have fallen on hard times to be able to keep their pets rather than surrender them to a shelter.
Because Baltimore Humane Society is a non-profit organization that receives no operational funding from the government or any national humane society, it relies on donations and events to keep it running. That means donations of food from the public are what also keep the shelves of the Bmore Kind Pet Food Bank stocked. Even the shed for the bank was donated by MaxAir Heating & Air Conditioning.
Donations of dry cat and dog food, any brand, are especially desired for the food bank. Science Diet brand, canned or dry, is needed for the shelter animals.
“Pets are important parts of people’s families. We don’t want to see their owners forced to give them up, and we eventually want to see our shelters empty and out of business,” says Wendy Goldband, Director of Marketing & Public Relations of Baltimore Humane Society.
Anyone in financial need is welcome to use the Bmore Kind Pet Food Bank. They can come once a month at their convenience during regular operating hours. Baltimore Humane Society will then portion out a month’s supply of food for the number and size of pets that each person has.
“The police units here are so very competitive which makes this drive so much fun,” says Beth Houghtaling, a representative of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions Police Academy. “We are all so excited to be able to help the shelters and the pet families in need.”
Donations of food, any brand, can be dropped off at the front desk of the Public Safety Education Training Center located at 6852 4th Street, Sykesville. They can also be brought directly to Baltimore Humane Society. Bags of dry cat and dog food are especially desired.
About the Baltimore Humane Society
The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services. We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations. For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit www.bmorehumane.org or call410-833-8848.
About the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions
The Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions provides regulatory oversight and certification of Maryland’s 17,000 police officers and 13,000 correctional professionals. It leads the way in entry-level, supervisor, administrator, and executive leadership training for public safety professionals. MPCTC is part of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, one of the largest state agencies in Maryland.