Food Drive For Animals In Need

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pawsLocations in the Roslyn area will served as drop-off points as Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) is joining with Long Island Cares in sponsoring a pet food drive to help animals in need.

Residents can donate such items as bags of dog and cat food, canned pet food, kitty litter, pet toys and other types of food/items for all other types of pets.

Donations can be dropped off from now through the end of April at both the Shelter Rock Library, 165 Searingtown Rd., Albertson and the Village of Roslyn Estates, 25 The Tulips, Roslyn Estates.

“Anyone who has a dog or cat knows that they are not just animals; they become part of the family. When a family falls on hard times, having to give up their pet and place it in a shelter can be devastating for both them and the animal. This program will help support Long Island Cares’ efforts to help ensure that pets can stay in their homes, with their families, where they belong,” said Senator Martins.

Long Island Cares’ Baxter’s Pet Pantry distributes pet food and supplies through its network of nearly 600 community based member agencies to help families in need keep their pets at home, as opposed to placing them in shelters. Nearly 500,000 pounds of pet food and pet supplies have been distributed since 2010, according to Long Island Cares.

Residents who need to take advantage of the services offered by Long Island Cares can contact them at 631-582-3663.

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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

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