Blue Ridge Humane Hosts Two Holiday Pet Food Giveaways
Blue Ridge Humane Society will host two free pet food giveaways leading into the Christmas holiday to wrap up the 2020 distribution schedule.
Pet owners who need pet food are invited to the following drive-thru giveaways:
- Saturday, December 12, 10am-1pm, at the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County parking lot, located at 1304 Ashe St, Hendersonville, NC.
- Monday, December 14, 10am-1pm, Blue Ridge Humane Society Adoption Center, located at 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC.
Cat and dog food will be distributed first come, first serve, as supplies last to those in need or affected by COVID-19. Social distancing and protective measures will be taken by all staff and we ask the public to do the same during the drive-thru pick-up. Masks are required to be worn during pick-up. Additional resources and supplies will also be available first come, first serve.
“Blue Ridge Humane remains committed to supporting local pet owners in these trying times,” says Blue Ridge Humane Executive Director Angela Prodrick. “By making pet food more accessible, especially during the often financially stressful times over the holidays, it is our hope that members of our community will no longer have to worry about feeding their pets.”
Since June 2020, Blue Ridge Humane has hosted distributions on a monthly basis to provide pet food for the community in response to COVID-19, and has supplied over 25,000 lbs of food for pets. This is in addition to the pet food supplied to local food banks through BRHS’s community outreach programs, where BRHS has seen a 30 percent increase in demand for pet food assistance.
If a pet owner is in need of food but unable to attend the pick-up, please call or text the BRHS helpline at (828) 393-5832.