Pet Food Bank in need of donations

Human Society food bank needs donations

SPOKANE, Wash. - A drop in donations has a local food bank pleading with the community to help fill its bare shelves, but it's not the kind of food bank you may be thinking of.

"We are pretty bare on dog food right now," Randi Oien with the Humane Society said.

Oien doesn't want any four-legged friends to go hungry this summer, but the lack of food on the shelves at the pet food bank has her worried.

"Weather is getting nice. People are out doing things and not thinking about the fact that we are still in need," Oien said. 

The Pet Food Bank helps needy families provide for their pets. It's all made possible because of community donations. Last year they gave away 35,000 pounds of food.

"We have animals surrendered because people can't afford them. We talk to these people and if all it is that they need is food, then we help," Oien said.

But now this group needs a little help of their own so they don't have to turn families away.

"The people who come in and use it, they appreciate it - a lot of times when they do have the money, they will donate so other people can benefit from the program," Oien said.

The Pet Food Bank is scraping by, getting to the very last nugget of dog food but they are hoping the community steps up and helps feed Fido and his friends.

If you want to help, you can drop off dog food at the Spokane Humane Society. They are located near Francis and Havana in north Spokane.