Orange County Animal Services giving away pet food next week

Help for pet owners affected by the pandemic

Dog food drive in San Antonio aims to help pet families in need

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Pet owners who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic can get free pet food from Orange County Animal Services next week.

The animal shelter has nearly five tons of free food to giveaway on Wednesday, April 28 at noon, Orange County officials said in a news release.

The pet food giveaway is taking place at the South Econ Recreation Center at 3850 S. Econolockhatchee Trail.

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Participants will drive-thru and have the opportunity to select up to two bags or cases of food. Officials said it is first-come, first-served.

“Coincidentally, April 28 is also National Superhero Day, which we think is quite apt for our third major food giveaway event because pet owners truly are superheroes in the eyes of their animals,” said Diane Summers, manager for Orange County Animal Services. “We want to provide means to keep animals in their homes, to mitigate any chance they’d be surrendered to our shelter and making this food available to those in need is one way we accomplish that goal.”

The pet food was donated by Hill’s Science Diet with an estimated value of $44,000, according to officials.

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