Local shelter hosts drive-thru pet food drive

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – During the pandemic, many people struggle to make sure there’s food on the table—but what about food in your pets bowl?

To make sure pets aren’t going hungry, the New River Humane Society is hosting a pet food distribution and donation drive-thru this evening.

The event is first come, first serve at Fayette County Park and starts at 6 p.m.

“Our community is incredible,” says Kathy Gerencer. “We receive so much support from businesses and from folks that help us throughout the year, and this is our opportunity…to give back.”

The distribution is a no contact drive-through.Everyone is asked to stay in their cars as food is loaded into the vehicle.

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