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Donation of hundreds of pounds of food to support the MHS free pet food bank

On the heels of a successful community pet food donation drive that helped fill a truck with food for the Michigan Humane Society’s (MHS) free pet food bank, another gift has arrived just in time for the New Year, and it means a holiday full of hope for hundreds of local animals. More than 8 pallets of Purina® Dog Chow® brand dog food was delivered to MHS this week. This gift of hundreds of pounds of dog food will be used to support MHS’ free pet food bank program, which every year helps thousands of pet owners who love their pets but have fallen on hard times and are struggling to feed them.

“Every day, dozens of pet owners depend on the MHS pet food bank to feed their four-legged friends,” said Debby MacDonald, MHS Chief Cruelty Investigator and MHS Detroit Facility Director. “These are people like you and me who love animals, but who may have fallen on hard times. Without programs like these, they’d be forced to give up their best friend.  “We are extraordinarily grateful to Purina Dog Chow for this generous donation, which will help MHS keep hundreds of families together this holiday season.”

(Photo caption: “Former Detroit Red Wings player Kirk Maltby holds Crosby, a 2-month-old Hound mix, in front of a Michigan Humane Society van on Wednesday, December 19 in Detroit. Maltby was helping gather pet food for MHS’ free pet food bank.”)

(Photo caption: “Former Detroit Red Wings player Kirk Maltby holds Crosby, a 2-month-old Hound mix, in front of a Michigan Humane Society van on Wednesday, December 19 in Detroit. Maltby was helping gather pet food for MHS’ free pet food bank.”)

MHS’ pet food bank assists qualifying low-income families in metro Detroit by providing them with dog or cat food at no charge. The program is supplied through food donations at MHS’ three centers for animal care, in Detroit, Rochester Hills and Westland. Low-income pet owners can pick up one bag of food every week to help feed their hungry pets.

Last Wednesday, MHS was proud to team up with the Detroit Red Wings, including former player Kirk Maltby and the voice of the Red Wings, Ken Kal, at the MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care to help “Fill the Truck” with pet food. Through the community’s tremendous support, more than 100 bags of pet food were collected, and are already being distributed to struggling pet owners.

“No pet should ever go hungry,” MacDonald said. “Thanks to the generosity of Purina Dog Chow and everybody who came out to donate food, dogs and cats across metro Detroit will have a much brighter holiday.”

For more information about the MHS free pet food bank, including eligibility information, please visit www.michiganhumane.org, or call 1-866-MHUMANE (648-6263), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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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  1. Way to go MI Humane Society! We help out our local Humane Society with small things when we can as mom has adopted so many pets from there. Every little bit helps but this is sure a great program!

  2. That’s wonderful!

  3. That’s just great “No pet should ever go hungry” – I agree ;o) Thanks for this post Dakota and a big kiss to all this fabulous people!!!

  4. Kudos to Purina!
    Benny & Lily

  5. Wow, very awesome program. We don’t want to see any pet go hungry either.

  6. Way to go! Food banks is so very impawtant!

  7. You guys are awesome! This is so important. ~xo~

  8. Aww I am so happy there is something like this around. People often forget about the fact that many people who have fallen on hard times also do have a dog or cat that also may need that extra help.Glad to know something like this exists!

  9. I love that! You are so right, in these difficult times some people might need to make a choice between human family and furry family, it’s sad but true. Thank goodness for Purina and the MHS!!

  10. That’s fantastic 🙂 We hope you had a wonderful Holiday time, if anything like us..Rushed off ya feet LOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  11. More pepole should consider opening a pet food bank

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  12. Thank you it makes my day!

    • Awwww thank YOU! It makes mine!

  13. This is a great program! With more programs like this perhaps when hard times hit families, they could keep their pets. Good work to everyone involved!

  14. That is awesome!

  15. It’s endlessly amazing to me how many people give up their time and energy to helping animals in their communities. It’s not easy work and it’s often thankless. But it saves lives. Thank you for featuring such a positive program!

    • Kristine I so agree, thank you for taking the time to read it!

  16. Hope you had a good christmas Dakota!

  17. It’s so great to see programs that help people keep their pets; every animal that can stay in it’s home is one less that ends up in a shelter. Thanks for spreading the word and helping to keep the hungry fed 🙂

    • thanks so much and thanks to Purina for helping!

  18. That’s great! We hope we could have Purina here too so no pets go hungry.


    peeS: I’m always hungry though. Sheesshhhhh!!!

  19. thats great work you do. ridding the world of hunger one puppy at a time

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