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11 March 2008

The Animal Shelter in Need of Dog Food

By Miriam Van Dyke
Special to The Star

Reprinted here in its entirety.

Without immediate help, a local animal shelter will run out of food this week.

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 said.

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.

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