What a Waste!
Can pressure from animal lovers convince pet food retailers to cut waste and support animal rescue? Lets find out!
The animal shelter where I often volunteer is less than a mile from a big box super store. Both are located in a low-income town in a low-income county a rural area in northeastern California (i.e., not one of the parts of the state that youve heard about). Donations to the shelter are welcome, much-needed, and scarce. So, when the shelter gets a call, as it does occasionally, from a manager at that big-box store, saying that he has some dented cans of cat food or ripped bags of dog food or kitty litter that hed like to donate to the shelter, an animal control officer is immediately dispatched to go pick up that donation, with gratitude. These donations tend to be small, but regular, and they definitely help the shelter feed and care for more animals than it would be able to otherwise.