The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society (CHHS) is presenting a free pet food drive-thru event on Saturday, August 29, from noon-2pm.
The drive-thru will take place in the parking lot of the Cashiers/Glenville Recreation Center located at 355 Frank Allen Road in Cashiers. Pet food will be distributed for two hours or until all food has been donated.
Local pet owners experiencing financial difficulties in feeding their pets are encouraged to take part in the event. Drivers will not need to exit their vehicles. CHHS staff and volunteers will ask information about the number of pets in the home, and then place the donated food in the trunk or rear of the vehicle.
Social distancing and face covering guidelines will be adhered to by all staff and volunteers.
The CHHS “Meals from Monty” Pet Pantry program has supplied approximately 15,000 pounds of free pet food each year since 2015.
The program is named after Monty, a cat adopted from CHHS and whose “forever mom” generously has provided donations to keep the pet pantry stocked over the years.
A tremendous amount of donated food recently received from members of the Cullasaja Club has helped make the planned drive-thru event possible. Additional donations of pet food are welcome and encouraged and can be dropped off prior to the event at the shelter (location and hours below).
“Not only does CHHS bring pets and people together through adoptions, we help keep pets and people together through programs like our pet pantry,” said CHHS Executive Director David Stroud. “No one should be forced to surrender their beloved canine or feline companion solely due to financial hardship, especially during these uncertain and unsettling times. Through our low-cost and free spay/neuter program, our low-cost rabies vaccinations, and our Meals from Monty free food pet pantry, we strive to keep pets in loving homes with their families.”
Established in 1987, Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit no-kill animal shelter that receives no state or county tax dollars, and no funding from any national animal organization. CHHS is located on 200 Gable Drive in Sapphire, 1 ½ miles east of the Cashiers Ingles supermarket in between Cedar Creek Club and Lonesome Valley on Highway 64 East. The shelter is open 10am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, please call CHHS at 828.743.5752 or email info@CHhumanesociety.org.
Article courtesy of CHHS