2/21/2013 5:21 PM
by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - Raleigh County Libraries are holding a pet food drive to help animals in need for Responsible Pet Owners Month.
Library officials said they are hosting "Pets for Fines," where folks can bring in pet food or kitty litter to waive some of their library fines. The items will be donated to the Raleigh County Humane Society.
Amy Lilly, director of Raleigh County Public Libraries, said there are homeless dogs and cats in the area and they want people to dig deep to help. "Even if you do have pets and you take care of them, think about those that are in need and come to the library and donate," she said.
Lilly said this is the first time the libraries have hosted a pet food drive, and they plan on doing it again in the future.
Bringing in one bag of dry pet food equates to $7 in waived fines, one can of dog food equates to $2 in waived fines, two cans of cat food equates to $2 in waived fines and one bag of kitty litter equates to $5 in waived fines. Donations for "Pets for Fines" will be collected until Saturday at 5 p.m.