SNOW HILL – Animal Control officers kicked off the second annual Secret Santa Pet Food Drive this week by asking residents and businesses to help them provide nourishment to hungry pets this winter.
Small bags of cat and dog food are needed and can be delivered to Worcester County Animal Control (WCAC) in Snow Hill through Dec. 16. Animal Control officers plan to distribute the donations beginning the week prior to Christmas, from Dec. 16-20.
“Lots of people, even those who have donated food to us in the past, are coming to us for pet food, and we’ve been helping as many as we can,” said Chief Animal Control Officer Susan Rantz.
Caring for animals requires a long-term commitment. Therefore, this holiday season WCAC strives not only to provide nourishment to needy animals but to raise awareness of the proper care and handling of pets. These essential steps center on health and welfare issues, such as providing food, water and shelter, registering, vaccinating and spaying and neutering.
For more information about the mission of Animal Control or to learn more about the Secret Santa Pet Food Drive, contact WCAC at 410-632-1340.