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Truckee Humane Society needs community help
by Tribune Staff
Dec 22, 2009 | 1193 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
TRUCKEE, Calif. — One way to help the community’s pets in need this holiday season is by supporting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe’s Pet Pantry program.

Pet Pantry collects pet food and distributes it to families who need help feeding their pets. The economy in 2009 has affected dogs, cats and people and many animals have been turned in to HSTT this year for financial reasons.

To help keep pets in their homes, the organization is collecting pet food around the area and distributing it to needy pets.

Currently, the HSTT has 28 cats, 11 dogs and one rabbit. The facility is only able to hold nine dogs at a time and has to get help from foster families.

There are 425 volunteers working at HSTT and it takes up 250 pounds of dog and cat food every two months to sustain the animals.

Donation barrels for dog and cat food are available at Safeway, Mickey’s Pet Stop, Pet Station, Scraps Dog Bakery and Tails by the Lake. Those in need of pet food should contact HSTT at (530) 587-5948.

Another way to help is to visit HSTT’s Animal Gift Giving Tree at Tails by the Lake in the Village at Squaw Valley from now until Thursday and donate a collar, toy, treat or bed to a sheltered animal this holiday season. Customers can receive 25 percent off the donation at Tails by the Lake.

All the toys and treats from the Animal Gift Giving Tree will be distributed to HSTT’s shelter animals on Thursday.

To meet adoptable dogs, go to HSTT’s Adoption Day, every Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Town of Truckee Animal Kennel or call (530) 581-3199 to schedule an appointment.

To learn more about HSTT, call (530) 587-5948 or visit www.hstt.org. 
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