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Don't forget animals when making holiday donations

Pet food drive aims to collect enough to fill 200 baskets

Feed the Animals Delta is once again leading a food drive for local pets.

This year the group is aiming to collect enough supplies for 200 baskets.

"If we can one day, eventually meet the demand, it would be awesome," said volunteer Troy Hannafin.

Over 130 baskets were put together last year.

The group, now in its sixth year of collecting food, aims to help lowincome families relieve some of the burden over the holiday season.

The baskets are distributed by Deltassist, a family and community services organization.

Hannafin said Deltassist is collecting a little more information for Feed the Animals this time.

"We're actually getting data from Deltassist about what the demand is right now."

Feed the Animals also gets support from local pet food stores. The Ladner and Tsawwassen locations for Bosley's and Pets-N-Us, as well as Pet Solutions in North Delta, are purchase points for the campaign.

The Ladner and North Delta Deltassist offices are drop-off points. Hannafin said tax receipts would be given for donations with proof of purchase.

Dec. 10 is the cutoff date for donations.

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