Thank you to everyone who donated cat food, dog food, blankets, toys, treats or money to the AHNA Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive. The caring and generosity that you showed for needy dogs and cats was heartwarming and made the AHNA staff joyous as we watched the food and supplies pour in for needy pets. By the end of our Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive, our Education Room was loaded as we carefully divided the food and supplies into piles for Asheville Humane Society, Meals on Wheels Pet Food Program, and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.
As usual it was a very cold and windy day when the three organizations sent staff or volunteers to pick up their portions. Meals on Wheels sent their big van, but we had challenges fitting the donations into the pickup truck sent by Asheville Humane Society and the two SUVs sent by Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. With great effort, we did it, and the food was on the way to hungry dogs and cats.
Each organization received approximately 1,500 pounds of food and enough money to buy approximately 1,200 more pounds. Some of our friends and clients made monetary donations, and AHNA matched more than 2,000 pounds by sending a check for each organization to purchase more food when supplies run low again. We are proud to say that the AHNA Annual Holiday Food Drive supplied approximately 8,000 pounds of food for needy pets in our community. Thank you to everyone who made this possible and thank you to these wonderful organizations who work so hard to alleviate hunger in dogs and cats!