MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY AND DETROIT RED WINGS: TEAMING UP TO HELP ‘FILL THE TRUCK’ FOR PETS IN NEED


Former Red Wing greats Kirk Maltby, Ken Kal to ‘assist’ at Dec. 19 pet food drive

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Every year, too many struggling pet owners are forced to give up their pets because they can no longer afford to feed them. This holiday season, the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is teaming up with the Detroit Red Wings for a “Fill the Truck” event to support MHS’ free pet food bank and help keep families together. MHS is asking for the public’s support of this pet food drive to help keep its pet food bank stocked throughout the holiday season and beyond. The “Fill the Truck” event takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care.

 

“Every day, our lobby is full of people who love their pets, but have fallen on hard times and can no longer afford to care for them,” said Debby MacDonald, MHS Chief Cruelty Investigator and MHS Detroit facility manager. “Our free pet food bank program feeds thousands of hungry pets every single year. That’s what MHS’ Keeping Families Together program is all about – helping those most in need in order to keep pets in their loving homes.”

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During the event, an empty truck will be parked outside the MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care at 7401 Chrysler Drive. MHS needs the community’s help to fill it up for local pets in need. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., MHS will be joined by former Detroit Red Wing great Kirk Maltby, and the voice of the Red Wings, Ken Kal, to help fill the truck. All members of the public are welcomed and encouraged to drop by with donations of food and to lend their support.

 

Unopened bags of pet food are preferred. If a bag is opened, it can still be accepted as long as the food is in its original manufacturer packaging and includes the expiration date. All dog and cat food donations will support the MHS free pet food bank program. For more information, visit www.michiganhumane.org or call

1-866-MHUMANE, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization which cares for more than 100,000 animals each year, while working to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

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8 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. What an awesome event! Thanks for sharing about it.

  2. Pawesome!

  3. Oh Wow! What a great thing for Kirk to do! When we leaves stuff for the food bank, we always leaves doggy and or cat foods. Our food bank is quite small and we knows many of the peoples whoo uses it and they has pets.
    Kisses
    Nellie

  4. What a great idea, I’ve never heard of this before 🙂

    Big wags to everyone helping out 🙂

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  5. Love this program! Me and the Magical-Dawg are taking a bunch of pet food over to our local “soup kitchen” today for the guests who have pets that also are hungry. It’s a great program and terrific way to help out.

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  7. We hope they collect lots and lots of good stuff. Hugs and nose kisses

  8. What a great idea! I hope they get lots of donations!

    Bunny


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