Wal Mart Stores : Pet food drive benefits Browning cats, dogs
Two women have made it their missions to lend support to the four-legged citizens of
Stevens and Carstensen started reaching out to businesses and individuals on Tuesday, including the Polson branches of Murdoch's and
According to Carstensen, Murdoch's donated over
Carstensen said several individuals have reached out to offer private donations, but the women have a long way to go to meet their goal.
"I want to fill a semi," Carstensen said. "The need is so great that even after they dig out from this blizzard, you're still going to have a lot of hungry animals up there, so it's not going to go to waste."
Both animal lovers, Carstensen said she and Stevens could not help but think of the pets and strays that needed the same help being offered to the people of
Businesses and other donors across
Besides family pets,
Rather than putting the burden of donations on the already stretched resources of local animal shelters, Carstensen said she and Stevens decided to take it upon themselves to fill that need.
Over the last week, the women have collected several carloads of food and treats, and Carstensen said they hope to take a delivery to
Carstensen said they are still taking both private and business donations of pet food, pet supplies or monetary gifts and are also looking to borrow a trailer for the haul.
Donations can be taken to the 33
For more information, call Stevens at 862-9633.
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