Dog food delivered
Pirates for Pets II surpassed its goal of 700 lbs. – 705 lbs to be exact.
I started this project last year and was amazed by the participation from my school, local businesses and my neighborhood. In 2014, I collected 552 lbs. of dog food to donate to Meals on Wheels (MOW).
The idea came about when I learned three important things about Durham’s MOW program. Pets of MOW recipients rely completely on donations. There was an immediate need due to the fact that the MOW pet food supply declines during the holidays. MOW recipients are so committed to their animal companions that they will often give part of their own meal received by MOW to their pet. The MOW recipient is not receiving what could be their only full meal of the day and the human food may actually harm the pets.
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What started as a personal desire to do something unique for our community, grew into a community effort that surpassed its ambitious second-year goal of collecting 700 lbs. of dry dog food. Carver Street Animal Hospital, Triangle Veterinary Hospital, Regional Pediatrics, Croasdaile and American Village neighborhoods came through to make this year’s project a success.
The dog food was delivered to MOW during the holidays and put an enormous smile on the faces of the many volunteers and employees of MOW. As soon as the dog food was delivered, MOW started to distribute the food to the elderly who have dogs.
Many thanks to those who donated and made an impact on the lives of others.
The writer is a junior at Riverside High School