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Public overwhelms Harris County Animal Shelter with food donations; storage space is at-capacity

Good news from the animal shelter on Monday!
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UPDATE Monday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m.: Good news from the animal shelter! They received a huge public response to their call for more pet food, and they are at-capacity (for now). No more food donations are needed at this time.

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HOUSTON — In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Harris County Animal Shelter is asking you don’t forget about the animals.

The shelter is hosting a pet food drive through Jan. 3 to help feed the county’s furry friends this holiday season and maintain its rations.

“We are in dire need of support from residents to help feed our pets at the shelter every day,” said Eddie Miranda, senior public information officer for the shelter.

The shelter is accepting both canned and dried bags of food, but is especially in need of canned pate (wet) food for its puppies and kittens.

Each day, the shelter uses:

  • 140 pounds of dry dog food
  • 30 pounds of dry puppy food
  • 50 pounds of dry cat food
  • 30 cans of canned pate kitten food
  • 10 cans of canned pate puppy food

Donations can be made at the shelter located at 612 Canino Road in north Houston or online at the shelter’s Amazon Wish List. People wishing to make bulk donations can call the shelter at 281-999-3191 and make arrangements for pick up.

“Any donation goes a long way to ensuring that not one pet is left hungry,” Miranda said.

Photos: Meet JonJon and others at the Harris County Animal Shelter