BREWER – A local kennel will be teaming up with an area bank this week to make sure many pets don’t go hungry this year.
Members of the Penobscot Valley Kennel Club will be set up at Machias Savings Bank in Brewer Thursday and Friday collecting canned and bagged dog food.
The dog food collected will then go to 16 local food pantries to be given out to owners who are struggling to provide food for their pets.
Officials with PVKC said this drive will help the less fortunate make easier decisions this winter.
Mary Pratt from PVKC said “Lots of times, if it’s a person alone, that pet is their companion and the person will more than likely feed their food to the pet than eat themselves.”
Members will be collected donations Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cash donations will also be accepted to help purchase extra food.