Without immediate help, a local animal shelter will run out of food this
According to Jessica Summe, an intern at The Animal Shelter in Anniston, the
175-200 dogs sheltered there could run out of food as soon as Wednesday. The
shelter normally goes through three to four large bags of dog food a day, she
The shelter is also home to many cats, but they are no problem because cats
don't eat as much as dogs, says Angie Persch, the shelter's executive director.
She explained that because of a recent influx of puppies and the upcoming
breeding season, the shelter's dog food supply has been severely depleted.
Persch said donors should bring Purina-brand dog food if possible, but
shelter officials will take anything they can get. Donors can drop off monetary
donations or dog food at the shelter at 1201 Parkwood Drive in Anniston between
10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. At any other
time, the Animal Shelter asks that donors leave food at the gate.
Another way to support the shelter is to shop at the Secondhand Tails Thrift
Store on McClellan Boulevard. All profits from the store go straight to the
shelter to help with the feeding and care of animals.
For more information, contact Angie Persch at 236-1581.
See story at The Anniston Star's website: www.annistonstar.com