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Originally published: 2012-11-19 20:33:56
Last modified: 2012-11-19 20:33:56

Avery Humane Society hosts food drive …

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Avery County Humane Society is launching a pet food drive with the help of Ingles and Lowes in Newland, as well as Food Lion and Lowes in Banner Elk. Large food bins will be placed in front of these stores so that customers can drop donated pet food for Avery Humane Society’s shelter animals. Food Lion Manager Andy Grill said, “I’ll not only let you put the bin in the front, I’ll put signs in the isles directing customers to make their donations.” 

Board member Renie Stewart enlisted the help of an Avery County High School art class taught by Mickey Banner. Students painted the food bins and agreed they were enthusiastic about their project and said this shows community spirit. Stewart, a retired Avery County educator, joined the board to help further animal education in Avery County Schools. Doris Swor, another board member said, “Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to show our thanks and give to the puppies, kittens, cats and dogs at our shelter.” 

Pet Food bins will be in stores by Thanksgiving. Items needed are dog food, cat food, including puppy and kitten food, litter and cat toys. For more information, call Stewart at (828) 733-2333.