December 22, 2020

NHSPCA to give away pet food to those in need Sunday at Stratham shelter

By haziqbinarif


The New Hampshire SPCA is holding a pet food giveaway Sunday, Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its shelter in Stratham. The food is free to any pet owner that needs it. Staff will put it directly into your car at the curbside event.

STRATHAM – Hoping to ease some of the financial burdens that come with the holiday season and the hardships the pandemic has caused, the SPCA is offering a second pet food exchange where people can pick up free food for their furry best friend Sunday.

The curbside exchange runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and SPCA staff and volunteers will bring the food right out to vehicles and place it in the trunk, said Sheila Ryan, the SPCA director of marketing. She asked for anyone coming by for food to wear a mask.

“You hear on the news about more and more people becoming food insecure and it’s becoming a bigger and bigger problem in our state right now,” Ryan said. “We never want people to have to choose between feeding themselves and feeding their pet. We don’t want a scenario where people are giving up their animal because they can’t afford to feed it.”



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