We’re very excited to announce the results of our second-annual Statewide Pet Food Drive! Drumroll, please…The event, which took place on Nov. 19th, brought in over 20,000 pounds (20,544.76 to be exact) of pet food!
We’d like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone involved in making this year’s event a success, especially our sponsor Coldwell Banker and all of those who came out to donate and support RMO and our partners.
All of the pet food and supplies collected went to six local non-profits that provide pet food pantry services, offering assistance to individuals and families in the area who have fallen on hard times and are struggling to feed their beloved pets. With all of the food collected, these groups will be able feed even more pets this year, and help keep them in their homes.
The beneficiaries for each region are:
- Akron: People Care Pet Pantry
- Cleveland: Animal Rescue Center (ARC)
- Columbus: Hospets
- Dayton: Advocates 4 Animals
- Toledo: Humane Ohio
- Youngstown: Legacy Dog Rescue
The region that collected the most pet food and, in turn, was the recipient of an additional cash donation from Coldwell Banker was Youngstown, benefiting Legacy Dog Rescue.
“Legacy Dog Rescue was thrilled to be chosen as the Youngstown area beneficiary for the food drive – and we’re even more pleased with the results. Many families with pets will be able to be helped because of this. This time of year especially is hard on people; no one should have to decide between paying a gas bill or buying pet food,” says Jenn Overmier of Legacy Dog Rescue.
“We run solely off of donations, and can only distribute food when and if we have it, so this is exciting! We have a big holiday food giveaway on Sunday, Dec. 4th with more food than we’ve ever had to distribute. Huge thanks to everyone who helped make that possible.”