Hermitage nonprofit hosts pet food giveaway with local business’ help

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The last two times they served about 100 families each

HERMITAGE, Pa. (WKBN) – A giveaway was held for some four-legged friends in Hermitage Saturday at Tails of Hope.

The nonprofit had its third free pet food distribution Saturday. The last two times they served about 100 families each.

Executive Director Soraya Hejazi says Saturday was the highest demand yet.

She thanked the Glenn & Jean Harnett Foundation, the Hermitage Petco and the volunteers for making the giveaway possible during a difficult time.

“We believe pets are family and we know a lot of people in our community believe the same, so we want to make sure that everyone is getting food, all mouths are being fed. You’re not choosing between your own food or your pet’s food and that it’s healthy food,” Hejazi said.

Hejazi says that over 290 cats and 233 dogs will be served food because of the distribution.

Tails of Hope also gave out 126 pet toys.

While 174 cars were served, Hejazi says that at least forty more were waiting in line when the organization ran out of food.

Tails of Hope provides a spay and neuter clinic for the community but hopes to continue providing food distributions based on donations.

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