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Humane Society hosts pet food giveaways

The Community Outreach staff of Blue Ridge Humane Society will host a free pet food giveaway on Feb. 27 and provide food and support for the Interfaith Assistance Ministry’s Drive-Thru Tuesdays on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Pet owners who need pet food are invited to the following drive-thru giveaways:

• Monday, Feb. 8, 10am-1pm, Blue Ridge Humane Society Adoption Center, 88 Centipede Lane.
• Tuesday, Feb. 23, 3pm-5:30pm, Interfaith Assistance Ministry, 310 Freeman Street, as part of Drive-Thru Tuesday.
• Saturday, Feb. 27, 10am-1pm, at the Boys & Girls Club parking lot, located at 304 Ashe St.
Cat and dog food will be distributed first come, first serve, while supplies last to those in need or affected by Covid-19. Social distancing and protective measures will be taken by all staff and we ask the public to do the same during the drive-thru pick-up. Masks are required to be worn during pick-up. Additional resources and supplies will also be available first come, first serve.
If a pet owner is in need of food but unable to attend the pick-up, please call or text the BRHS helpline at (828) 393-5832.

Since June 2020, Blue Ridge Humane has hosted distributions on a monthly basis to provide pet food for the community in response to Covid-19, feeding over 2,800 pets though the free giveaways and providing over 30,000 lbs of pet food to local food banks through BRHS’s community outreach programs, where BRHS has seen a 30 percent increase in demand for pet food assistance.