Animal Friends seeking canned cat food donations following influx of cats, kittens
Following an influx of homeless cats and kittens, Animal Friends is seeking canned cat food donations, a shelter spokeswoman said.
With an early start to the so-called kitten season — the time of year, typically spring or summer, when animal shelters are overrun with cats and kittens — Animal Friends spokeswoman Jolene Miklas said the Ohio Township-based shelter has a “desperate shortage” of canned cat food.
“Last year, kitten season hit late,” Miklas said, adding that the shelter didn't see an increase in homeless cats and kittens until about July. “This year, they're already here.”
The nonprofit shelter has about 150 cats and kittens, Miklas said.
Adding to the shortage is a drop in donations, she said.
“In the past we had regular corporate sponsors provide cat food,” Miklas said. “We don't have that right now.”
It's also the time of year the shelter sees a drop in donations from other groups, she said.
The shelter requests donations of ground or pate chicken or turkey cat food, in order to continue offering a consistent diet, Miklas said. All brands are accepted.
In addition to dropping off unopened canned cat food, Miklas said those interested in making a donation can do so online.
“So if someone wants to help, but they're not local, they can buy cat food online and have it shipped to us,” she said.
In addition, the shelter accepts donations on its website and via phone.
Bobby Cherry is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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