Cat and Dog Food Needed
Efforts are underway this week to get more than 20,000 pounds of donated cat and dog food which would break a world record if the goal is reached.
The Indianapolis animal welfare organization, Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside, kicked off a city-wide fundraising campaign called'Tons for Tails World Record Pet Food Drive' on September 22nd. Donations will help stock the group's food pantry for pets on the city's west side.
"We are excited to be taking on such a challenging project. The stakes are high but so are the rewards," said FIDO president Jeni Christoffersen. "We look forward to achieving our goal of 10 tons of pet food and to raising awareness for the Indianapolis Pet Food Pantry."
If the 20,000 pound goal is met, that means a three-month food supply for area families who need help feeding their pets.
FIDO's food pantry opened in 2010 and distributes nearly 100-thousand pounds of cat and dog food a year to families that qualify.
A map of pet food donation drop-off locations can be found at: fidoindy.org