San Juan Animal League will hold a pet food drive to help pet owners facing financial woes
FARMINGTON — San Juan Animal League wants to ensure pet owners facing financial hardships due to COVID-19 don’t have to stress over feeding their animal companions this holiday season.
The non-profit animal health group will collect dry dog and cat food donations for its “12 Days of Christmas” pet food rive, starting Tuesday and through Dec. 19.
“There’s an increased need for food,” said Barb Luther, who’s organizing the pet food drive.
Luther said the pet food donations can be dropped off at any of the seven locations, including the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter and the Aztec Safeway, during normal daytime business hours.
Luther also said one can order pet food using a wish list online at Amazon.com and Chewy.com, and send the items to Farmington Regional Animal Shelter, located at 133 N. Browning Parkway, via contactless delivery.
Luther said the pet food donations will be distributed to families in need of those items through a pet food pantry at the shelter sometime after Dec. 19.
“We’re going to add to it and make it more robust,” Luther said, adding the exact distribution dates are to be determined.
For more information on the pet food drive, call San Juan Animal League at 505-325-3366.
For those looking to schedule a time after Dec. 19 to pick up pet food, call Farmington Regional Animal Shelter at 505-599-1098.
Pet food donation drop-off locations
Farmington Regional Animal Shelter
133 N. Browning Parkway in Farmington
1903 E. Mojave St. in Farmington
3340 E. Main Street in Farmington
San Juan Nurseries
800 E. 20th St. in Farmington
302 E. Main Street in Farmington
Bloomfield Big R
1500 W. Broadway in Bloomfield
415 N. Main Street in Aztec
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