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Carrollton Veterinarian Begins Pet Food Drive with a Difference
All Creatures Veterinary Center in Carrollton, Texas begins its annual Thanksgiving Food Exchange on November 2, 2015. Clients bring in food donations for a local pantry. Then All Creatures makes an equal pet food donation to a no-kill shelter.
The theme for this year's food drive is "All Creatures' Thanksgiving Food Exchange - You Help People, We Help Pets".
All Creatures invites its clients and local residents to bring in human food or pet food donations (many pantry clients have pets) for Metrocrest Social Services. The cans of corn, jars of peanut butter and boxes of cereal are weighed on the pet scale in the All Creatures lobby and a chart is updated showing the weight of all the donations.
All of the food donations are taken to Metrocrest Social Services at the end of November. Then in December, All Creatures; with the help of the pet food makers; will donate an equal amount (in pounds*) of Hill’s®, Royal Canin, and Purina Pet Food to Operation Kindness – the no-kill animal shelter in Carrollton, Texas.
The goal of the Food Exchange this year is to collect and donate 1000 lbs. of food. So even if you aren’t one of our clients, feel free to bring your food donations to All Creatures Veterinary Center at 2525 E Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, Tx 75093. (NW corner of Hebron Pkwy and Marsh Ridge Rd). Your human food donation will do double duty by helping the cats and dogs at Operation Kindness. www.operationkindness.org
A list of commonly needed items from Metrocrest’s web site: Peanut butter, Canned fruit, Mac & Cheese, Flavored rice & pasta “helpers” & “ronis”, Breakfast Cereal, jello & puddings, personal hygiene and household items. www.metrocrestservices.org
All Creatures Veterinary Center is a full service animal hospital with a first class pet hotel - dog and cat boarding facility. The doctors and staff at All Creatures can assist with any sick pet issues, spay or neuter surgery, and diagnostic testing. All Creatures offers convenient preventive care packages to assist with annual pet wellness care. http://www.allcreaturesonline.com